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I have never used one, but I need one. I think.

 

I need to dry my Createx it seems with one. After my issues with the paint staying tacky, I used the wife's hair dryer and it helped a lot. Would a heat gun do the same?

 

I know I read here that it would help in making Etex harder? Not sure if I really need that or not as I need the Etex to run a bit anyways to level out....

 

Seems like Etex hardens more over time....

 

Maybe I just need a cheap little hair dryer? I don't really want a LOT of air being blown around though for fear of dust. I know HB seels cheap heat guns.....

 

God I am such a ghetto plug builder, lol.

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View PostI grabbed a hair dryer from the swap shop at the dump. Sped up my time between colors by days. Shoulda done that years ago.

 

 

Heat guns are pretty hot comapred to hair dryer aren't they?

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View PostHeat guns are made to remove paint by melting it and they are very good at it. Might be overkill for a plug

 

 

Ok...sounds correct after reading the 1000 degree temps they can put out, lol.

 

I still should buy one though. You know...because.....biggrin.gif

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View PostHeat guns are made to remove paint by melting it and they are very good at it. Might be overkill for a plug

 

 

Same here - I bought a heat gun and went back to the hair dryer for use on plug finishing after some free bubble up and smoked hams - I mean fingers...

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The Harbor Freight heat gun will bubble the paint from a plug if held too close or left on one spot too long. You need to hold it a foot and a half away from the plug and move it back and forth about how you would paint with a brush. I hold the plug above the heat gun since hot air rises.

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View PostHairdryer is enough dry and heat set the paint. Keep it simple.

 

 

 

Yeah, I am. I think I'll grab one of those little travel dryers for my area. Cheap and compact.

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Hi Mokes,

Never tried a heatgun but too much heat is not good for plugs. I don't recommend what I did back in April and wanted a proto probait in a hurry. Put the plug in the oven to warm it for a few minutes so the epoxy would run easier and set faster. Got distracted by the phone and by the time I remembered it all the BLO had boiled out through the paintworkcwm31.gif .

Quite an interesting effect. redface.gif

Still tried fishing with it though, had more birdsnests casting this for an hour than all my other lures combined for the season. frown.gif

Sometimes patience and planning is a virtue LOL.smile.gif

 

Regards - Lurch

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