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muskyman87

Envirotex

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Okay gang, what's the secret to doing a good envirotex coat??

Mine isn't drying evenly and the finish is more rubbery than a hard finish. I know I'm doing something stupid, but any advice and doing this well is appreciated!!!!!

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Hi Musky...Not trying to dodge your question here,but if you use the TU search option on the upper right hand side of the screen you'll find a couple days worth of reading on the subject of top coats and how too's..Nathan

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Thanks for the reply. I read parts of it, quickly, but wasn't sure about the finish issue. I didn't know if there was a way to mix it better, more consistently, to avoid the finish from being rubbery.

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Do not mix with wood stirs... mix with a twisted pieces of clean wire shaped like a wisp. Use the 3 container method.

1st container.....resin

2nd container......hardener equal amounts

Pour one into the other and begin your mixing. after about 2 minutes pour entire contents into clean 3rd mty container. Remix and this will ensure that you got a good mix without any soft spots.

I have found that Etex can continue to cure for quite a few days. The first 24 hours and the finish will seem a little soft or rubbery...give it time and it will cure.

If you need your lure that quickly...you should have thought about that a week ago....LOL

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If you need your lure that quickly...you should have thought about that a week ago....LOL

Tbait that is a great one.......

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Thanks for the tip on the 3rd container and the wire. I was only using two cups, one for each part, and was using a wooden stick to stir them with.

I appreciate the info guys!

As for doing it early, I hear ya but the rubbery part was well after a week or so, which means I'm screwing up the mixing process. Some batches were fine while others continued to be rubbery for weeks after. So, I'll try the tips above and see how it goes. Thanks!

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