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Posted 19 August 2005 - 01:23 PM
i was told to get etex for my clear coat but dont get etex lite. i amj confused because all i can find it etex lite. is there such thing as just plain etex (not etex lite) and whats the difference if there is a plain etex.
Posted 19 August 2005 - 02:38 PM
They told you wrong. Go to Wal Mart, get some Devcon long cure epoxy, (30 min) use that, and forget it. If you want you can get some 5 min Devcon also for glueing in lips etc. It will cost you $2.00 and you can get it anytime without worry.
Posted 19 August 2005 - 03:20 PM
ETEX light is correct. Take a look at skeeters avatar. Looks yellow doesnt it. Stay away from Devcon.
Posted 19 August 2005 - 03:52 PM
Both Devcon and Etex are good products. I use Etex mostly because I can get it in bulk but if were just starting or doing a few baits for personal use I would use Devcon. Good luck.
Posted 19 August 2005 - 04:58 PM
can't yopu buy 4 oz kits of etex lite? it says iyt covers 1 square foot. thats not too much.
Posted 19 August 2005 - 08:32 PM
I did a search and found out that there are different sizes available, up to at least a gallon. There is a four ounce size. The difference between the original and the lite is the set time. Lite is quicker. I've been at this for about 4 years and that is all I have ever seen for sale. Hobby Lobby store carry etex lite. I use the 2 part epoxies to fill holes and for the lips. I use lead for anchoring the wire hook hangers in place. Never have tried any of the two part epoxies, the quick ones, for an overcoat. I hear they are brittle. With Etex, you can 'flash' it with a torch or lighter, to eliminate the bubbles that happen within a couple of minutes. Plus, the flashing helps the stuff set up, and you can re-apply the next day. Good luck.