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steffanf

Clearcoat application to lures

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To all of you that make your own wood or plastic hard baits... how do you apply resin clear coat to your homemade lures? I use an epoxy-type clearcoat, but find it is nearly impossible to keep it on the lure before it completely dries. Is there some kind of slow-moving lure turner out there so the clear-coat can fully cure without running or dripping?

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A lure turner or rod dryer converted into a lure turner would definitely help with this situation. Turning will definitely keep your finish on the baits, and should eliminate sags as well. Is the clear coat you are using self leveling, like a devcon epoxy or e-tex lite? I use [PoorWordUsage] Nite's Lure coat on my baits and just dip and hang them to dry. I ususally only need two coats to get a good finish on them, sometimes only one dip is needed.

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Rotisserie motor, microwave turntable motor and in a pinch a drill set to turn at a slow speed will work.

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So, I guess there really is nothing out there on the market. It sounds like I would have to come up with something home-made. I have used Enviro-Tex before and the results were OK. However, there was alot of run-off and thinning of the clear-coat when I just hung the baits to dry.

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Here's a pic with a drill and a metal coat hanger that I've done over 50 baits on before picking up a rotissarie motor.

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A piece on tape on the trigger to hold it at a slow constant speed until the clear coat sets up gives a nice smooth coat.

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if you use devcon you dont need to turn them constantly- rotate slowly for a few minute to make sure the coating looks as desired then hang by eyelet over night- I recoat in ten min so the two coats adhere together. I guess there are some real nice urthaines out there that cure quick and needs minimal turning-

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