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  2. I appreciate the tips everyone definitely going to give them a try!
  3. make sure your bait is clean and thin your epoxy with denatured alcohol.....then put on your wheel
  4. it powder paint or textured paint rattle can
  5. Yesterday
  6. The spoon surface looks textured to me. If so paint the two colours and apply scotchbrite. Dave
  7. Looks like a gold spoon that has been painted to me. You can get a similar finish by dipping a sponge in paint and then touching the sponge to the spoon. You might also try wadding up a thin piece of plastic (something like a plastic grocery bag like those at the store) and then doing the same process as with the sponge. Experimentation will go a long way. good luck...............Ben
  8. There is, maybe, a third. On a bait with heavy molded in detail like scales, it is possible air could be getting trapped in the grooves in the plastic, and when they release they leave a small unfinished pocket. I was having a problem with some 2.5 square bills looking great while wet and then ending up with a small void or 2 in the finish. I started hitting the baits with a little heat and sice doing that I've not had an issue. the heat releases any bubbles or air pockets.
  9. WOBDlureco

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    Sent you an email.
  10. I always simply hang BSI 30 minute with ZERO issues as long as I don't put an overly thick coat on. Devcon, no, that crap has to always be turned, ends up brittle and yellows way to quick as well. The bigger problem there is speed if you have to do a large number of baits. mixing enough for 2 or three, brushing it on and then mixing again for the next couple could take forever. Something you can dip would speed up the process. KBS is one option, I've never used it because I don't want to deal with the smell or storage issues, acrylic based concrete sealer is another, uv cured epoxy is one I've wanted to try but AlumiUV has been out of stock for a while due to issues with one of their suppliers.
  11. Then quit. Or stop trying to sell your stuff on a public forum. While I agree it is B.S. to ape someone elses paint jobs, it is an inevitable fact of life when you post on a public forum with millions of users. I am a member of several groups on Farcebook and honestly, from what I have seen, the cream rises to the top as far a what sells and for how much on the auction pages. If people are truly copying your patterns and they are truly unique, you are free to use the "implied copyright" part of the law and hire a lawyer to send out cease and desit letters to everyone. Personally, if I notice someone posting a bait that was obviously inspired by my pattern, I take as a compliment and move on. The so-called "custom tackle" business has never been much of one, and the number of folks actually making a living at it is small, very small. So my advice is, paint for the joy of it, sell some if you can, and don't be all butt hurt. After all, I am sure that you, like everyone, started of copying someone else's work until you gained the skills and confidence necessary to become creative and produce your own.
  12. That is incorrect. An original paint pattern is just like a drawing, painting or photograph and carries an implied copyright. The problem lies in enforcement of it. Unless your paint scheme is truly unique and a large company like Strike King or Rapala is the one copying, enforcing you rights to the pattern you produced would not be economically feasible.
  13. I haven't heard of this. How do you like it and how does it compare to the others? Joe
  14. Looks like a textured powder paint to me, but I'm no expert. Try posting this in the wire baits forum for better luck...
  15. Can anyone give me any ideas on how to paint this color on this jig. The old man who use to make them and has since passed away. Needless to say, this jig color has brought lots of fish into my boat and I’m down to my last few. I’ll try anything anyone suggest. I thought it might be a glitter paint
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  17. LOL! Paint patterns or schemes cannot be owned by any one person or company. I find it ironic that a custom painter is complaining about someone ripping off his paint scheme, when he is putting that scheme on knock-off lures ripped off from other manufacturers.
  18. With the Berkley Havoc Subwoofer discontinued; has anyone seen a similar mold for sale? Thank you
  19. I think it is a great Idea..I’ll look into it..Nathan
  20. That's amazing, As there soft was like medium. I know they have worked on a few things recently, But i don't think any of it has came to market yet. If you really like the dead on plastic, Try out chemionics. I have samples of both. If i was a betting man, its from the same batch..
  21. As somebody that doesn't post but that does follow, I would like to have a section that does that. I have learned a great deal over the years for just a hobby. Way back to the Tackle Making web site.
  22. Braided Line

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    Now there`s a super ,creative paint job! Really cool. Hi-5..……...
  23. Great info. Thank you sir.
  24. Destructive examination is not necessary. Just take it to my veterinarian and have it x-rayed.
  25. Mark, that's exactly how i feel. I mixed some medium & hard 50-50 lastnight to see how it cures, Hopefully it does better.
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