Toxicbaits

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About Toxicbaits

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  • Birthday 08/03/1981

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    CA Delta
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    puttin big bags in the boat
  1. Epoxy Question

    In my experience the Dev con shouldnt be used on plastic bait repaints. It seems to crack and chip off very quickly. Not sure why but Im not the only builder that has this opinion. Its good stuff, just not for plastic/resin baits IMO. Auto clear is a good alternative for those baits, you already have the airbrush set up, probably just have to buy a new brush or tip just for the auto clear as it is a two part and can harden up pretty good in your gun. Etex or table top epoxies work well for resin/plastic baits tho. That is what i currently use on my resin baits with good results. For wood I have been using a two part epoxy set up that has had great results. First coat is devcon two ton, which is very hard, but not very impact resistant, then I apply two or three thin coats of an E-tex type product. This gets the best of both worlds for me. Another thing, make sure you allow ample cure time, not only between coats of epoxy, but let the paint cure FULLY. The paints I use I allow 72 hrs before epoxy. This has helped durabilty of the epoxy coat by giving it a well bonded medium to attach itself too. Good Luck, hope this kinda helps hahah kinda rambled a bit
  2. Trout Wakebait

    Just posted a reply in the forums and havent posted up a pic of ANY work here in years. Found this one on the work computer. 8.5" 3.5 ozs wakebait. wood and rattlecans
  3. Sealing, Painting And Top Coating Wood Lures

    Choosing a top quality wood will also help with water intrusion/sealing issues. Thin CA Glue with a thin coat of Devcon 2Ton over the top of it works out to be a great combo for sealing a wooden bait. I would try to stay away from worrying about cost too much, a few dollars here or there will go a long way down the road. also Epoxy in all your screw eyes to help stop water intrusion. I have used Minwax Wood hardner as a sealer before (got the idea from this site actually) and it worked well, wasnt sure about soak times and how long to let dry tho. Super glue (ca) has worked better for me since I can seal and test the swim in minutes not days. Good Luck
  4. gill

    7" 3.75 oz Fast sink gill. Rattle can paint
  5. Wooden Lure Blanks?

    Yeah definitely should wear respatory protection when sanding. The wood I use is a known carcinagen in dust form(i dont think thats spelled right ) and if I sand just a little without a mask i can feel it. After about an hour of sanding the dust starts irratating my eyes too. Eye protection is also a good idea.
  6. Down And Dirty Hobbiest Painting

    Thats why I like Rattle cans. Its a constant search for new colors, stopping in every store and out of town home depots looking for that new fresh paint color. I have an airbrush but the spray can is what I like and choose to use. It coulda helped that when i started making baits i had 80 cans on hand from other endevours
  7. Pvc Swimbait

    +1000
  8. Best Rattle Can Paint?

    Dont use a nail polish base. I only use rattle cans and have never had a problem. Rustoleum has new cans that spray at any angle. Krylons work and vespar. Montana cans are for grafitti and the tips are very useful. Look up grafitti caps and you will see a huge variety of tips designs.. liners to splatter tips. I get my cans from home depot lowes micheals.. gotta look everywhere for a good color variety. My suggestion is to only use cans on top of cans when painting. And shaking up the cans for a full minute or more is essential for the best bond and uniform drying. Ive painted metal wood and plastic with these paints and never had a problem until i started mixing enamels and laquers on the same bait. also you gotta have a light touch when spraying scale patterns. Hold the can a good distance ((18"-24" )) away from the bait and just mist it. Light pressure to the tip until a fine mist steadily comes out. A full depression at close range will pool everytime. I think the weird drying you got was probably due to the nail polish base. Also when i spray in the winter it helps to warm the bait as well as the can if you cant heat the whole workspace. I hope this helps. Ceaser
  9. Couple a small fries

    Wanted to do something with these little metal lips and this is what i got. I dont know how well these kinda lips hold up to 50lb braid but were gonna find out! 3 inch one piece and 4" two piece wakebait(s)
  10. My first ripbait

    4 inches .8 ozs. These little guys are kinda tough but a couple weight placement adjustments and now she walks great
  11. 4" poppers (rattlecan)

  12. clear lake TOC baits

    9" 3oz Slammer type bait. Feather fins worked pretty good i think. These bait were the first if done with Devcon 2 ton. Dried a little faster than my other stuff haha but i learned my lesson about mixing small batches
  13. clear lake TOC baits

    6" rip bait dives to 4'. 1.8 ozs. rattlecan brush. Wish we woulda found the reaction bite while at CL but they were all flip fish
  14. clear lake TOC baits

    8.5 in 2 oz wake/swimabait. Rattle can and brush paint. Made these up for a recent toc at clear lake. has a nasty swim to it.