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Some Poe's cranks I repainted for a friend. They were rejects, with the bills installed twisted, so I heated them and straightened them.

I didn't strip them to bare wood, just added some belly weight to make them slow rise, bondo, Wicked White basecoat, Createx colors, and Solarez dipped once. I used Solarez to reinforce the bills, which may have been weakened by being heated and twisted.

I found that there was crude floating and suspended in my Solarez, after I dipped the first batch of brown/purple and red/orange baits. So I closed the overhead garage door, poured the resin through a scrubby netting as a screen into a tupperware, cleaned my black dip jug with some acetone, sloshed around and poured out, and then poured the screened resin back into my dip jug.

If I had had some finer mesh I would have used it, but I just used what I had on hand.

i dipped the last two, the bluegills, in the strained resin. There were only a few tiny particles left.

I will not be dipping with the overhead garage door open from now on.

Lesson learned.


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those are nice, one day, I will learn to paint a craw pattern. hope you got all the crud out of your solarez and that it did not ruin it. the baits look clean

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Mark, Those look great ! Really like what you have done on the bills of the blue and red craws but the bluegill is really perty. Awesome job! I can't believe you painted a lure without using any nail polish :-))

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Mark, Those look great ! Really like what you have done on the bills of the blue and red craws but the bluegill is really perty. Awesome job! I can't believe you painted a lure without using any nail polish :-))

Hahaha....I actually just finished the last three Poe's baits for him in a sexy shad, and use clear polish with glitter on them!  Then I dipped them in AC1315, and they're in my boat now, to had off this weekend, I hope.

 

Nice to hear from you again.  I hope all is well with you.

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those are nice, one day, I will learn to paint a craw pattern. hope you got all the crud out of your solarez and that it did not ruin it. the baits look clean

John, 

A sharpie and light coats work for me.

The Solarez was clean after I strained it.  I may steal one of my daughter's nylons to really clean it, but it's fine for now.

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