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  1. Alright my little bait builder artists out there. I have a question about swimbaits. I've been repaining some swimbaits and its really hard not to get epoxy in the joints. and I hate this process. So...for those of you that build them, whats the easiest way to take them apart to paint and seal them? Can I take a tiny drill and drill where the pin goes and then take the pin out? What[s ya'lls advice on this...thanks a ton

  2. OK I did a search on heat setting. So let me revise my question, for those that heat set between colors, what if I just let it air dry (using water based paint)? Is that good enough or is there still a benefit to drying it. Also if I let a bait set over night before epoxying it, is that going to be dry enough. I do my baits in a heated basement. Or is it still beneficial to heat dry it? Again...thanks 

  3. I thought I'd asked this somewhere in a post but I can't find it, but what are the advantages and how important is it to heat set your paint before using your top coat. I'm sorry if you answered this somewhere else hahaha.


    Also, I was just thinking about the post about baits yellowing and had an idea that I'm sure someone will be able to address. I used to use Lacquer thinner to thin my epoxy and it was a yellowish, pinkish color. You guys taught me to use alcohol which I now do. I'm wondering if that lacquer thinner that I used, or we use, might help turn baits the pinkish color??? Just a thought and I'm sure someone knows the answer to this. 

  4. Right now I just have the ol' single action Pashe. No needle, I just flush it out by squirting windex through and then in between painting sessions I just prop it up in the a windex/water mix and let it soak. I like the acetone for a final cleaning though. That's doesn't gum up or anything inside the brush? Don't use acetone very much, it's ok if it comes into contact with residual water inside the brush??

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  5. Yeah, I bought them at my marina years ago, don't think the were a name brand. They are good, that's why I was HOPING someone might know :wink:. I was using one the other day and after being hung up it came flying back and hit my boat, busting the lip. So I'm thinking of grinding the lip down and using it for a top water. When it sits in the water it sits up right. Well thanks for responding...hey wait...wonder if someone could make'em :P

  6. Thanks Mark...Guys and gals, I've had these baits for years. Originally they were prism tape and doll eyes incased in plastic with a gosh awful lip. I added a small amount of paint to top and bottom and painted some eyes on them. They're really good baits and look a lot better after I'm done with them. My question to you guys is if you by chance have seen these before. I'm not posting them on here to get your opinion of my work (I can't post here for that reason) I just would like to find some more of these baits. Like I said, they're really old and I bought them from a marina so I'm not even sure they're any brand name. But I thought I d throw it out here to you guys hoping maybe someone might have seen them before.


    Thanks for any help

  7. Well I'm not sure about Musky plug knockers but I can tell you what works unbelievable well for smaller baits. I get a big salt water lead weight, I think they're bell type weights and have the swivel type hookup molded in. You attach a snap or swivel to the weight and when you're hung up just attach the weight to your line via the snap and slide it down your line. This costs you about $1.50 and so far for me, its been 100%  effective. There have been times where it takes me a few minutes but you just keep jerking your rod tip and eventually the weight works your bait lose. It works crazy good for as simple as it is. I use I think, 2 oz to 4 oz weights. I'm not sure if this would work on a big musky bait but it's good to have one in your boat.

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