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  1. benton B

    Ron E. Bee Crankbaits

    You can post pics on FB in Wood Bait Nation, those guys will know for sure.
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    Ron E. Bee Crankbaits

    Are there 3 ink pen marks on the tail by the hook hanger? If so those are originals.
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    My compressor is from Sears and has a 20gal tank so I can paint like 10 baits before I refill the tank. It is very loud when running but I only need to fill the tank maybe once per painting session.
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    Crankbait build coat

    My method is 1 coat of super glue, 1 coat of epoxy, 1 coat of primer
  5. benton B

    Best chartreuse airbrush lacquer

    Look at house of kolor paints, several guys here used that paint back in the day.
  6. benton B

    Big prop baits

    I like my prop baits with just a hint of tail down in the water. You should look at the old devil's horse for a reference. I've never built a prop bait as big as you are planning.
  7. benton B

    Painting over etex

    I don't use etex but I do use a coat of flex coat rod builder's epoxy over every bait before I paint. Never had a problem with water based paint not sticking to the epoxy coat.
  8. benton B

    Sealing Balsa Cranks

    I use 1 coat of super glue to make a hard outer shell and then a coat of epoxy for smooth surface to paint.
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    Using masking tape

    Blue painter's tape works well for me and does not leave the residue behind.
  10. benton B

    oil compressor ?

    If you have the room get a compressor with a 20 or 30 gal tank. I fill my 20 gal and paint for approx. 3hrs before it needs to be filled again.
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    balsa wood supplier

    Balsa USA is another company but I've never done business with them.
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    balsa wood supplier

    National balsa wood co
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    Envirotex lite 30 min epoxy mixing

    Let e-tex sit for about 8 min and it won't be so runny when you brush it on your baits, brush off the excess also. You will need 2 coats anyway.
  14. benton B

    Balsa crank problems

    If you want to harden the balsa use runny superglue it will give the bait a hard outer shell. Cut the lip slot deeper and maybe just a tad lower on the chin of that bait in the pic. I would also twist screw eyes from 20ga ss wire, less chance of cracking the wood.
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    Glitter and Epoxy

    Flex coat makes a glitter to mix with the rod finish and it's ultra fine. I mix in the first clear coat and it's pretty smooth when cured but then I do a 2nd coat and it's perfectly smooth. It might be the size of glitter you are using.