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epoxy fix..........

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Well, painted my best bluegill ever on a rapala dt 6 and decided to use the 2ton epoxy instead of the 5min. I kept rotating about every min for about 20min and it was looking great but after about an hour I noticed it was a little thin on the top and one spot underneath the lip. The next day it looked more obvious so I decided to try and fix it with the 5 min.......Dont try it, it doesnt work.........What do you guys do when this happens to you......?Hell of a way to finish off a crank bait.

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one more question how thick should the epoxy on a crankbait be. I usually lay it on thick the first time. I have purchased custom painted crank's before that were coated in epoxy but it did not look near as thick as mine.

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I think 5 min repairs will yellow and show up. IMO, 5 min just won't level properly. If you're used to 5 min, anything else seems thin but 2T is thicker than just about any other popular clearcoat epoxy. I do a single coat. If you run into a fisheye or void, you can sometimes patch it if you're a clearcoat artiste but often the best thing to do is recoat the whole bait. Thicker is not better.... it's just thicker. If the bait is fully coated and neat looking, I don't care how thin it is. Epoxies are naturally very durable. And loading on a bunch of epoxy usually has bad effects on crankbait performance.

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Same here. If you get abit of a flaw, don't worry about it. The second coat of 2T will go on easier & take care of it. Sometimes a little light sanding the spot will benefit it. On smaller lures, with a little practice, you can get most with one coat. On big Musky lures I almost always put on 2 coats & sometime 3 before I'm satisfied. More suface area is just harder to put on perfect.

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as for your repair you can mix a small amount of your 2T and put in the hole and cover with a piece of scotch tape. After it dries remove the tape and it is fine. Yes, read it here, and yes tried it and it works.

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Well I dont want to fiddle with it anymore. Looks like this one is going on my pole not ebay...Thanks for the tips. Got a new one coming, will post it on here soon to get some input, turned out really great.

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You might as well try what longball suggests; it wouldn't take as long to do as the time everyone took to give you those good suggestions. Why ask for advice if you're simply going to ignore it? Might make everyone a little less apt to give you input next time.

Dean

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didn't mean anything by that. Just did not want to make it unfishable by blobbing alot of epoxy on it. Will try fix though......

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