Jump to content
26 replies to this topic
Posted 19 May 2006 - 10:09 AM
As Tally said...to each his own. We all have our way. I must say the toothpicks work great. You can get the devcon EXACTLY where you want it and keep it off where you don't. Also, you can kind of "brush" it on the larger parts of the lure by laying the toothpick on the bait surface and working from end to end. I get even coverage this way. Best of all, just pitch the toothpick and grab another next time. Also, you don't have to buy brushes or acetone.
Posted 25 February 2007 - 09:45 PM
Threadkiller returns to post a correction. Bent wire accomplishes the same as the toothpick, but better. It doesn't absorb, and will wipe clean with alcohol or other substance. Don't have to throw it away, and no brush marks. Bend the wire to conform to the bait. You can pick up a lot or little, just like a brush.
Posted 28 February 2007 - 11:07 AM
I had the problem with the brush hair coming out. I used a brush made for applying acid in plumbing that worked ok. They are cheap and can be cleaned. When I applied the first coat I noticed there were areas not well covered. Devcon two ton is suppose to be self leveling but if the room temp is not warm it will set up on you quicker. I was trying to do five lures with one mix and found I had poor flow on the brush. On the second coat I picked up some hard particles that gave me some bumps in the finish.
Make sure you have good light and take your time or you will be disapointed.
I want some clearification on the devcon two ton. Does wal-mart sell it in something other than tubes ie two bottles. I bought it in the tube/cyringe.
Posted 01 March 2007 - 12:13 PM
Skeeter, these are the options Walmart has. They go for about $1.87 a piece.
Posted 01 March 2007 - 05:44 PM
There are various epoxies but Devcon will produce the thickest clearcoat if that's what you want.
Posted 05 March 2007 - 10:59 AM
Thanks Jason, that is what I bought. Is anyone using a spray type clear coat as a protective cover before the final coat of epoxy. I am searching the threads when I can ,for a good product that will cover over scratches but not be to thick ..
Posted 07 March 2007 - 08:44 PM
skeeter jones, I have used laquer spray over foiled and regular painted wood bodies. This was applied after the paint job but before the Devcon. Beware it can make certain types of paint run. I wouldn't try it on your favorite paint job, maybe experiment on a scrap first. Not really sure how it will work on a plastic type lure, and it might not have the same effect on all types of plastics.
Actually, I found it useful for helping create a nice effect on foil, as it caused the foil wrinkles to shed paint which pooled in the lower areas in the foil. Once it dried, I didn't have a hard time getting a good Devcon on top.
I use rattle cans, and the laquer spray was also rattle style. You can find it at wally world or other places. The one I tried was Rustoleum brand, clear laquer spray in a greenish can.
When you say "final" coat, I'm not sure if you're talking about something applied between two coats of epoxy, or before the only Devcon (and therefore final) topcoat. I don't think you'd need anything between two coats of Devcon. If you have small scratches on a first coat, the second coat should fill them in and it will look fine. My $0.02.