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  1. Hooklineandsinker

    Irregular Mesh Pattern

    The "Spider Mesh" worked great. Bought it at Joanne Fabrics. Sprayed Elmers Adhesive to adhere
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    Irregular Mesh Pattern

    Stretcher - THAT'S IT. Thanks
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    Shad and a Craw

    Latest Shad attempt
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    Irregular Mesh Pattern

    Cool look. Still not the look of this mesh. It's almost like taking chewing gum and stretching it and holes ripping open along the way.
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    Irregular Mesh Pattern

    Bath scrunchies and wedding veil is what I have always used too. This is a very irregular pattern with different size openings. Hard to describe. I have a picture, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to add it to my text
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    Irregular Mesh Pattern

    I have always painted through fabric mesh to get a scale pattern. Lately, I have noticed scale patterns that seem to be painted through some sort of mesh that has a very irregular pattern. Any idea what this mesh is and where it is available?
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    Carver, looks good. Question, do you make the coffin bill or do you have a supplier? I would be interested in purchasing some of the bills if you would share your source.
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    Coffin Shaped Bills

    Thanks!!!! I ordered them.
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    Coffin Shaped Bills

    Does anyone know of a supplier that sells coffin shaped bills with line ties that can be used for handmade balsa cranks?
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    Devcon 2 Undercoating Issue

    I agree on sealing the bait with D2T. I seal my balsa crankbaits with Devcon 30 min. After dry, I sand until smooth, then airbrush and seal again with D2T after painting is complete. Works great
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    Painting A Reel

    I am also interested in the clear coat. I have painted a couple reels (createx) which turned out very nice. However, I used automotive clear coat in a rattle can and after a season of fishing, the finish became gummy at wear areas and the finish and paint came off in those areas. I was told my a guy that owns a body shop that all rattle can clear coat is susceptible to heat from the sun and will become gummy. I read the answer about the 2 part clear coat. How is it applied?
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    Mesh Scratching Paint On Cranks

    Thanks, great suggestions
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    Mesh Scratching Paint On Cranks

    Thanks. It's funny how soft the material feels to the touch and how quickly it can scratch the paint.
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    Mesh Scratching Paint On Cranks

    After trying several types of mesh for my crankbaits, I have settled on a shower puff. I like the way the material is flexable and sturdy. However, I notice that if the mesh is pulled too hard across the newly painted surface - "bamb" the mesh scratches the paint. Any one else have this issue or a solution?
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    Best Airbrush For Painting Cranks

    I have been painting crank baits for about a year now. I taught myself with a Paasche VL, but I feel I am missing the ability to achieve fine lines that I see on some work. What do you feel is the best airbrush for painting crank baits for fine detail work?