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brush for devcon
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Posted 10 September 2005 - 08:07 PM
i was wondering what size brush is best to use for devcon. i have been using one that was 3/4" wide. i have finished about 24 lures and have imperfections in almost every one of them. my eyes are bad and i can not see the devcon when applying. thanks
Posted 10 September 2005 - 09:25 PM
I use a disposable acid brush if that helps. Use a strong light directly on your work as it helps to spot the gaps.
Posted 12 September 2005 - 10:41 AM
Walmart has, in the crafts section, some cheap brushes that are about 24 in a package for less than $3, thats what i use. They are two sizes and both work fine. I clean them sometimes with lacquer thinner but usually just toss them. The suggestion on using a bright light to hold the lure up and see where you missed is dead on, without doing that you will always miss a spot or two.
Posted 12 September 2005 - 01:12 PM
I use a pipe cleaner. I can get it into tight spots better and I can bend it a little (before dipping into the epoxy!) to follow the shape of the lure.
Posted 13 September 2005 - 08:04 AM
I use the acid brushes also, but one thing I found to help spread Devcon or etex especially when it starts to get thicker is to cut about 14" off the bristles with a pair of scissors. This makes the brush a little stiffer and spreads the epoxy out better.
Posted 13 September 2005 - 09:07 AM
I use the same brushes Cullin8's uses from wal mart.They seem to work pretty good and they are cheap enough to just throw away after you use one.I also like to cut about 3'' of the brush handle off and use it to mix my devcon up good.This way I am not constantly looking for something to mix it good with because the little mixing stick that comes with your devcon is only good for one use unless you have time to clean it pretty quickly every time you use it.
Posted 13 September 2005 - 03:52 PM
I use Flux brushes. I buy them at Harbor Freight and get around 20 for 5 bucks or so. Just a work of caution, however, be sure to run your fingers of the bristles and give a gently pull to get rid of the bristles that are not connected.