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Posted 18 February 2008 - 09:24 PM
If you have kids (or are younger like I am) you can use an erector set or K'Nex to build a crude drying wheel. I was "playing" with the K'Nex, and while it wasn't the EASIEST thing, it did build a working drying wheel (there's a motor attachment for the K'Nex) and it cost me absolutly nothing as they were just collecting dust.
I will more then likely purchase a rotisserie motor and make a proper wheel, but for now it will suffice and for those on a budget who already have the stuff, why not!?
Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:25 PM
I made my wheel out of a $29 rotisserie kit I bought from the local hdwe store. A chain store.
The wheels are 16" diameter, and I used the forked meat holders to attach the wheels to the shaft. They have thumb turn set screws so I can adjust the distance between my wheels for different size lures, although I mostly just use extra paper clips to adjust the lenth of the lure attachments instead of moving the wheels. That way, I can coat and sping lures of different lengths at the same time.
If I'm only coating one lure, I will attach an already finished lure of similar weight opposite the lure to be coated to make the wheel balanced, which makes the load onthe motor even. These motors aren't the most robust, and eccentric loading (out of balance loading) puts a strain on them.
Here's a picture of my wheel. It took me 30 minutes to make, once I figured out what I wanted to do.
Posted 20 April 2008 - 08:53 AM
I should have the new no drip Nu-Lustre 55 by the end of next week. They are just finalizing the instruction pamphlets now. I'm really looking forward to trying this stuff out. It will be perfect for folks like us who have always had to rotate our baits to avoid runs and drips on the finishes.
It cures in 24 hours and can be brushed on from what I have been told. The added time and expense of making the lures rotate for hours as epoxy cures is something we'd all like to do away with.
Posted 12 August 2008 - 02:36 AM
I'm curious about the Nu-Lustre 55. Is it any good?
Posted 12 August 2008 - 07:10 AM
The new formula is great but still drips off when applied as heavily as we need it. It does start to tack up much faster than the original formula however and it also goes on very clear with little or no bubbles or cloudiness. It also has uv protection.
I've asked the guys if they can make a formula that will be applied thick and not drip off and it may be coming. I was really hoping that this mixture would be like that but it needs to be applied in several very thin coats in order not to drip off.
I have fund that if I mix up the amount I need then pour it onto wax paper to let it have time to thicken, it will work better for coating baits.
The last time I tried using it I let it sit for 50 minutes before applying it with a brush and it worked pretty good with minimal dripping off.
Posted 12 August 2008 - 08:47 PM
Snax , does this stuff harden like 2 ton ,like a rock or is it a little flexable like etex. have you tried pouring them and testing it. I like the etex more than the 2 ton.