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  1. aulrich

    Musky Lure

    Or you don't go internal at all, lots of the European pike fisherman run external and just to do the math the lure he is rigging is just about 16" so it's muskie sized
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    Spraying powder paint!

    I have a badger powder paint "Airbrush" no real control. At this point I am going with a base coat of flat white powder, acrylic airbrushing, then a top coat of some kind
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    Another Newbie

    At this point the surface finish does not seem to be an issue but 80% of what I throw is flo yellow , flo orange, white or glow so shiny smooth is of no real value to me. At least with a 49$ CAD dollar mold it is less painful if you don't end up liking the shape. A trap I fell into is to make way to many colors at first and I ended up with a whole bunch of baits where the plastic was wrong. Pick a couple go to colors and shoot a few but play with the hardness find what you like then go to town with color.
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    Another Newbie

    A good starting point is the Do-it Essential series , I have 4 to date and if there is a shape in that set that you like they are a safe bet and economical too
  5. Under the Wire Bait category and under this forum, search out nail transfer foil or heat transfer foil , I use nail transfer foil.
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    Bulk powder paint

    I just got some from a Canadian supplier called "Emerald Coatings" a quick test showed it will work in the fluid bed. One thing I noticed on the web site is they gave what I think is the Specific Gravity of the powder. Has anyone noticed this and tried to connect SG value and a paint that is a PIA to work with in a typical aquarium pump fluid bed. Even as a baseline does anyone know what the value might be for the pro-tech paint , I did do a quick google and could not find any numbers
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    Mixing pearls with Intercoat

    You can shoot most pearls with regular air brush medium or even reduced pledge unless you are using an automotive air brush or something else with a larger capacity, the smallest flake I have seen is .004" and that won't shoot through my Iwata. if I am using flake I just put it in the e-tex top coat.
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    Air brushing on powder , I think I have a plan

    I had been thinking about that, I had also been thinking about sacrificing the lousy powder to the idea of reverse engineering it. My guess is that it's just regular air brush medium or a reducer and some sort of wetting agent. I got the flat white and clear coat last week the white fluidizes well so I should be good to go. There are plenty of ideas for the clear coat, UV, Glow, glitter and pearl powder
  9. aulrich

    Handmade Tubes and Splitter Advice

    in the original thread where this video was posted first there is a picture for how folks do the roller tail cutter.
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    Air brushing on powder , I think I have a plan

    E-tex is my usual clear coat, The other though with the clear coat, is to use it as a medium for other things, UV powder , glow powder and glitter all of which survive in hot plastic , e-tex and I would assuming that it is likely doable in KBS as well.
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    Air brushing on powder , I think I have a plan

    Up till now I have been avoiding KBS because I expect to loose most of it to spoilage since I am just a home player. Just did some googling and maybe it's time to try if it stays as flexible as they say then I think it's a win.
  12. I am just about to pull the trigger on a powder paint order. My plan is to be able to airbrush jigging spoons and then use powder as a clear coat. Here are the steps 1. powder coat FLAT white as a base coat, I am thinking flat is important so that paint and topcoats adhere better 2. Paint like I would a crank bait, 2b. Make sure the paint is dry. 3. Top coat with clear (the clear I found can cure at 325F it just needs longer to cross link and as I understand it acrylic paints should be able to handle up to 350F) Are there any flaws with this plan that I am missing? Back ground Last year for a trip to jig for salmon I had made myself some nice looking jigs with the do-it shad mold, I did not have powder paint solved for myself so they were primed with self etching primer , painted and top coated with etex. They caught fish well enough but the finish mostly chipped in very short order, and it chipped right down to bare metal. What I am thinking is that powder paint will stick to the lure reliably and be very durable, and if I can get the paint and the top coat to stick to the powder then I am golden.
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    Handmade Tubes and Splitter Advice

    here is a start, they were posted a couple of months ago
  14. aulrich

    Bulk powder paint

    Has anyone gotten the HF powder to work in a fluid bed, I just can't seem to get it to flow like the pro-tec or any of the automotive supplier powders.
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    Core shot small crappie bait

    here is an interesting thread