Okay, I am getting frustrated with my clear coat and seeking some advice. I have been applying Devcon 2 ton epoxy as a protective coating between finishing stages so I can back up if I err on a detail. (At the risk of sounding impatient, I seek advice). Since the drying time is so long, it seems it is taking forever to get to the end. I am concerned I will have too much epoxy built up by the time I'm finished and will need a downrigger ball tied to the lure to get it underwater! Should I be concerned about that? What is a better alternative, if any, between finishing steps so I can progress a little quicker? Where best to get these products if available? Lastly, what can I do to acheive a smoother top coat with the epoxy. I wash my brushes in advance and seal in a baggie until I am ready to use them, try to apply the epoxy in a dust free area, try not to put too much on and make sure each stroke is made with light, even pressure in one direction, then hit each coat with a hair dryer after application to try to smooth out the bubbles, etc., then place on the drying wheel for 4-6 hours. Even after that, I continually get bubbles, bumps and little imperfections in each coat. Am I missing something? I see everyone's finished baits and they look perfect....Am I expecting too much from this process? Help please!