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The new and improved Devcon2?

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In the last few months, it seems that Devcon2 may have been altered a bit.

It now comes with a pink sleeve over the twin tubes. I am having much better luck getting it to flow smoothly and it seems to set up a bit faster, which is nice.

It seems to have a slightly thinner consistency when you mix it and has less of a yellow tint in the tube and after mixing. I happened to have had some of the older stuff and the newer stuff has way less of a yellow tint when you compare the two types in the tube.

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Having just started with this in March, I have used mostly the new stuff.

I think the sleeve keeps out light and helps it stay more stable in the package. The only tube I have used of the old stuff (without the sleeve) was more yellow and I did have a lot of trouble with it being thicker.

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Dampeoples, what's interesting is that even though it seems to set up faster and take less time before the bait can be handled again, it seems to actually have a bit longer working time before it starts to get to where you can't easily brush it on.

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I LOVE the new stuff...notice both tubes are clear now when before one side was clear and the other yellowish.

WallyWorld here too.

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I noticed the same thing.. Heck I was worried I bought the wrong stuff..I kinda missed the yellow color..When you got something that works you dont like change..

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It does kinda make you wonder what has changed in the formula, and if the change will make any long term perfomance difference. The 5 minute used to much less yellow in the syringe tube than the 2-ton...can only hope this is just an improved product.

Dean

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I have been having much better results with the new tubes also. Seems to level out better before curing.

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Only thing I can add is this... I bought 2 tubes of it from wally world and started painting baits. I mixed the first batch together and before I got even close to having my second bait done it was set up. The brush was a rock and the bait was hosed. Of course I had been using up my old devcon so I thought perhaps it was a conflict with either old in my mixing container or reaction to some acetone left on the brush. I tried it again and again it set up solid in 5 minutes. I think they just mislabled the tube because I had some baits I had to get done and went with the second tube and it worked just fine. Just something to keep an eye out for.

Good Luck!

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