Jump to content

RED nicklebill2

A customer wanted a lure made for his veteran friend nicknamed "RED".

There were 2 things I've never done before on this lure, so it was a learning experience.

1) I've never tried foiling a resin lure

2) I've never applied a UV clear over a different UV clear.

I applied red foil sides to one of my nickle bill cranks. Then I solarez a couple coats to smooth the foil-to-resin transition points. I then polished the Solarez using my dremel and some Meguires polish. Even with polishing, the solarez didn't provide that glossy epoxy look.

A couple strips of white base (top and bottom) were applied, followed by a red belly and top. A dab of orange was applied to the face along with a black scale pattern down the back. I lastly painted my pattern and shot a layer of clear gloss (and dabbed some red sparkle on the top and bottom).

I clear coated using the Headlight Restorer stuff (3 coats). The finish came out clear as glass with no evidence that there was a layer of Solarez underneath.



Recommended Comments

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...
Top