When you you are doing them on epoxy, are you brushing? Spraying?Epoxy! We are now coating each and every bucktail in 2 part 5 min Flex Coat- tough as nails. Its a pain but once you get it down, its easy.
Mask/gloves/good vent. or do it in the garage or outside.
there will be zero complaints of eyes falling off, as they are protected by a few mils of rock hard epoxy. I've been putting extra on the "belly" as well.
Yo Mike - how was your winter buddy ?