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Devcon 5 minute epoxy?

Discussion in 'Tackle Making' started by Rooster, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. I need a durable clear coat for some 3 & 4oz lead spoons (surf casting). In the past I have use Envirotex, but I could not find it at the hardware store. I grabbed a few tubes of the Devcon 5 minute epoxy. I think that I tried Devcon previously, and the clear coat turned to a “yellow” coat. However, the package claims that it dries clear. I just want to make sure that it dries clear before doing a few dozen spoons. Thanks!
     
  2. I like the 30 min stuff better...smooths out better with the longer drying time
     

  3. Almost any epoxy will eventually yellow with time, even Envirotex. I'd do a small sample before commiting it to everything.
     
  4. You can thin the Devcon (or any brand) with alcohol which results in longer drying time and a thinner coating. This does not change the yellowing problem.
     
  5. Yes the devcon will yellow fast. I have learned the hard way some of the lures that I have made. It seems that the quicker the set time the faster the yellowing has been for me. I have switched to the Envirotex and have had a big reduction in the yellowing.
    I did do an experiment with the devon. I put the lure in the sunlight for 4 minutes with a sheet of paper over half of it. You would not believe how much it changed in 4 minutes.

    Just a thought. I have used automotive clear over spoons before. It worked great. I was lucky that the neighbor had some the 2 part finish at his house. I know the stuff is not cheap. If you had a source to get a little from somebody it works great. I have even brushed it on the spoons. They still look great!
    Good luck