2.5 brown purple stenciled

My first attempt at stencils.

These are Predator Baits knockoffs, cleaned with acetone before painting.

They are all phantom schemes, so they are semi-transparent when held up to light.

All are a med. brown back, lavender/deep blue mix stenciled joints, sparkle white/tran. orange belly. Createx and Wildlife paints, AC1315 topcoat, dipped one time.


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I will have to look.  I never really noticed.

I hate how lousy my pictures come out.  The lures look so much better, at least to me.

According to Nathan, the AC1315 is very high in solids, so it does have some body, but nowhere near an epoxy or Solarez.

I just dipped a foiled lure this afternoon, so I can tell pretty soon if it has enough body to hide the seams, or if I need to dip it again.

I'll let you know.

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I just checked.  I will have to dip it one more time.  I can still feel the foil joints.

I could probably fish it like it is, but this is the first foiled bait I'm using the AC1315 on, so I want to really try and do everything to make it right, so I'll know how it works.

I already know that one dip coat works on cranks,in terms of protecting the paint scheme, but I am shooting for smooth seams on this foiled bait.

I'll dip it again tomorrow morning, and let you know how it comes out.

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Hey Mark, those look great. One day, I will learn how to paint those craw patterns. 

 

I am also like others interested in the outcome of your AC1315 dipping and smooth seams. looking forward to reading your results.

 

John

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The second dip did smooth the foil joints so I can't feel them with my finger.

The AC1315 has more body than the SC9000 urethane I have used in the past, but it is thinner by far than either epoxy or Solarez.

An hour after I dipped it again, I was able to handle it to put on the hardware, but it still has a slight smell, so I put it back out in the garage to cure more under the heat of my work light.  

I plan to test fish it tomorrow.

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Hey Mark, those look great. One day, I will learn how to paint those craw patterns. 

 

I am also like others interested in the outcome of your AC1315 dipping and smooth seams. looking forward to reading your results.

 

John

 John,

It is not hard, but it takes a little getting used to, in terms of how to hold the stencils, and what order to do things.

I'll take a picture of my margarine tub top stencil, so you can see it's not that complicated.  Finding a way to hold the bait so I could have both hands to position the stencil and then paint it was the hardest part for me.  I wound up using a combination of my bench vise, a wooden Jorgenson's clamp, and a small pair of vise grips.

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