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  1. We use one of these: https://www.ebay.com/i/112321104185?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=112321104185&targetid=544246891374&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=1020268&poi=&campaignid=1497773989&mkgroupid=59509629962&rlsatarget=aud-622524042918:pla-544246891374&abcId=1139476&merchantid=114605900&gclid=CjwKCAjwkenqBRBgEiwA-bZVtr9pyGvJ73E7zSvUShbch7--2Xrm-wS69fMZafef2DN0jyRdKzC3pBoCB_IQAvD_BwE
  2. As some of you know, I design lures and paint schemes for Bass Pro Shops. Bass Pro has many patents on some of the lures I designed. China has copied many of them and released them for sale. Its just not worth the money to fight them overseas. Here is a perfect example: https://patents.google.com/patent/US8789308?oq=tim+hughes+segmented+fishing+lure There are many copies of this lure for sale on ebay and other places.
  3. If you're talking China, there is no protection
  4. If you put a clear over the foil it hides the edges and a lot of the wrinkles. It just gives you a smooth surface to paint on.
  5. Everything that Skeeter said is 110% correct. But if you really must, I would have a topwater, shallow bill, medium bill and a deep bill. Pretty much covers the spectrum. That should be enough to make you want to quit your job. Just kiddin'
  6. scuff it. Then a good cleaning with isopropyl alcohol . Paint it.
  7. Hughesy

    Diamond clear

    2 dips and you'll be set to go
  8. Here's what I use http://www.masontackle.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=155
  9. Hughesy

    paint mixer

    At those prices, I think I'll mix by hand.
  10. Use Garmin's new livescope. You can see How deep your lure runs.
  11. Hughesy

    Chrome Baits

    Try using the search function . Type chrome in it and everything you need to know about chrome is there
  12. Hughesy

    Clear coat

    You're doing something wrong. With the bloxygen, I can keep a quart for months and never have it skim over. Just barely crack the lid and shoot the bloxygen for 2 seconds and close the lid. Works every time.
  13. Hughesy

    Clear coat

    Bloxygen https://www.amazon.com/Bloxygen-Preserver-Spray-Store-pack/dp/B0002088O8
  14. If you're going to use solvent based paint, why not use lacquer? Huge color selection in taxidermy catalogs.
  15. Bondo glazing putty
  16. Hughesy

    3 d printer

    Yes flexible filament is available.
  17. Hughesy

    3 d printer

    For those that haven't seen them before: https://cedarrunoutdoors.com/lure-building-and-craft/stencils/1-5-square-bill/
  18. There are many on the market from $7 to $20. Bass Pro Shops and I have the patent on such lures. https://patents.google.com/patent/US20090307959A1/en?q=Tim&q=Hughes&q=Bass&q=Pro&oq=Tim+Hughes+Bass+Pro
  19. Well its a copy of my original table rock shad but I'll give it a shot. I use lacquer paint and I know most don't so I'll just use general color names. 1. cover white entire lure. 2. mix white with a small amount of chartreuse for sides. 3. mix deep violet with a small amount of red. 4. pearl white belly. 5. black dot.
  20. Welcome back Tally! I'm still designing baits but I don't carve them anymore. Teched up a little bit and have been using a 3D printer. Its always a new adventure. Good to hear from ya!
  21. The white powder is from the oxidation of the internal weight. There is no way to clear this lure up other than separating the two halves and cleaning the inside.
  22. Try posting on the wire baits forum
  23. The only way I know of is to dissect the lure and clean it up from the inside.
  24. I doubt you will find any blanks with good hunting action.
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