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Good News - Bad News

Discussion in 'Tackle Making' started by triton175, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. triton175

    triton175 STX 206 Viper

    I'm making a new batch of bass-style baits. I haven't made any of these before as I don't fish for bass much. The good news is that they swim very well without any tinkering with weight and ballance.
    The bad news is, I had 4 of them on the drying wheel after the initial coat of D2T, and the heat lamp that I had hanging over them fell and damaged all 4 (1 was totaled).
    Oh well, live and learn. I won't make that mistake again.

  2. Sorry to hear about that, Brian. I know I've had similar events and its hard to see all that work spoiled at the last step in the process.

    You might consider just letting them cure naturally at room temp. The Devcon 2 ton epoxy sets up pretty consistently at room temp.

    Do you use the heat lamp instead of a heat gun? If you hit the bait with a few passes of the heat gun or a hair dryer, it will smooth out the finish and remove all the bubbles for you.

  3. triton175

    triton175 STX 206 Viper

    Vince, I do use the lamp in place of a heat gun/hair drier. Also my basement is pretty cold so the D2T doesn't always set up well.
    I was able to salvage most of them, they're not perfect, but they'll work.
    I'll post pics when they're done.