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  1. This pic may help with showing how I do the line tie in the lip of a bait. No way the line tie is coming loose unless the lip comes out of the bait. That lip is a 1/2 inch deep into the nose of the bait. Hope this helps
  2. I use a long cotter pin that runs the length of lip back into the bait. I drill a small hole at the bottom of the lip slot for the cotter pin to fit under the lip slot. Once the lip is epoxied in place the cotter pin is set and will not come loose. Circuit board material will wear down in time if you are cranking rocks.
  3. I use stainless steel cotter pins for the line tie in my deep divers but the lip is garolite not lexan. The cotter pins hold fine and never had a problem with the lip.
  4. Joanna's fabric or hobby lobby will have what you want
  5. Here is my method for sealing a balsa baits. 1 coat of super glue rubbed into the bait, sand then 1 coat of epoxy, prime and paint.
  6. I have baits that I built 18yrs ago and the lexan bills are still good. You must have got some acrylic by mistake, that stuff will become brittle in cold temps.
  7. I've mixed hilite powders with transparent base and it sprays well. You just have to play with base coats to see what gives the best effect.
  8. Is this product similar to Flex Coat rod finish
  9. Sounds like the wood is not fully sealed and air from the wood is causing your problem. You can exhale on devcon to pop surface bubbles.
  10. Tally, I started here in 2003 as well and Skeeter was my mentor thru the early learning. I spent many hours on the phone with that guy getting grilled on the proper way to build a bait. I still use the same methods today and I do consider myself a custom builder. I'm still hand carving all my baits and can build about 30 different baits from top water to true deep runners. I answer questions on here from time to time but seems most guys now only paint plastic blanks. I hate painting so I have nothing to offer most of the new guys paint better than me.
  11. You can post pics on FB in Wood Bait Nation, those guys will know for sure.
  12. Are there 3 ink pen marks on the tail by the hook hanger? If so those are originals.
  13. benton B

    capecodbob

    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.
  14. My method is 1 coat of super glue, 1 coat of epoxy, 1 coat of primer
  15. Look at house of kolor paints, several guys here used that paint back in the day.
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