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  1. I do wait about a day or so before painting over the primer. I also don't actually get the "bubbles" until after I try scratching the clear coated baits. After scratching, the createx just seems to pull off. Perhaps I will have to try using the hairdryer to get rid of the solvents. I'm just bummed that I have to figure out how to scrape off these nice paint jobs and start all over again
  2. Hmm that could be the reason. However, I haven't used gloves in the past and have never had issues like this before. I recently picked up some rustoleum paint/primer which I used for the first time on these particular baits. All the rest of the painting is done using createx paints.
  3. Yes I also use a hair dryer between layers of paint. I also allow the paint to dry for about a day in my garage where it is pretty dry. These lures are all resin, so there isn't the problem of moisture inside the baits. I was also thinking that the paint is having trouble binding to the paint primer. When I try scratching the lure with my fingernail, sometimes I can get what looks like a bubble under the paint. It kind of looks like the paint and clear formed a shell that has parted from the primer.
  4. Well it's been quite a while since I posted this thread! I actually pulled the trigger on some Spray Max 2k clear and used it on a small batch of lures. Unfortunately I ran into quite the problem. The finish looked spectacular and was rock hard, but after a brief session in the water large sections of paint started to peel completely off a few of the baits. The paint primer that I used stayed on, but all the createx that I laid on top of it fell off with the clear coat. Has anyone else experienced this problem? There are a few factors that I believe may have caused this issue: 1) I allowed the painted baits (not cleared yet) to air dry in the same proximity to where I pour soft plastic lures. 2) I clear coated the lures outside where the air was somewhat smoky 3) I wasn't wearing gloves during the painting process Not sure if any of these factors would cause the clear to peel off, but any insight or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
  5. Yes yes, here's yet another clear coat thread! I came across the aerosol Spray Max 1k clear coat on Amazon and was wondering if any of you have had any experience with this product. I have heard lots of great things about the Spray Max 2k clear, but disliked the fact that the whole can must be used shortly after being activated. How's the durability and shine of the Spray Max 1k? https://www.amazon.com/Spray-max-Aerosol-Clearcoat-3680058/dp/B00B3I2DN0/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2XL8O6LN4RLWQ&dchild=1&keywords=1k+clear+coat&qid=1587943795&sprefix=1k+clear%2Caps%2C214&sr=8-1
  6. What a fun color scheme to paint! Hand painted black and orange koi patterns with a light silver scale pattern that pops at certain angles. This bait is a shallow crank that can also be worked slowly on the surface. Hope you guys like it!
  7. Thanks! I also liked how the deep red turned out on the gills. Because i layered it over a silver base color, it had a nice metallic look to it!
  8. This is my very first go at a golden shiner paint job. I had to experiment with a few different colors and layer the paint in order to obtain a shade of gold that I was satisfied with. Hope you guys like it!
  9. This Bone colored Shima Shad is a soft plastic swimbait that is hand poured using plastisol. It features a wedge-like tail that enables the bait to kick at most speeds. In order to keep the bait running true, there is an internal harness that is constructed out of resin. The swimbait is rigged with a treble hook that is secured to the line tie using saltwater grade wire leader.
  10. The 7" Bravo Trout is made to mimic a small trout as it swims through the water. This bait is hand poured, hand painted, and features a soft plastisol tail that helps to increase the bait's realism as it moves through the water. This Bravo has a special, one-off paint job that includes a brown back and metallic purple lateral lines and gills.
  11. Do you guys know if it's fine to use alumidust in the urethane to give it color?
  12. Hmmm I will be pouring fins, so these batches will most likely be pretty small... However, I do have syringes that are pretty accurate.
  13. Yeah, I guess I'll try mixing by volume. I think their website does say to mix by weight, but I really don't want to have to buy a scale unless it's necessary.
  14. Alright guys, I've got another question for you. I just got some Alumilite Flex 70 (urethane) to make fins for my resin swimbaits. Can I mix the two parts by volume, or do I have to do it all by weight? I've never used the stuff, so any pointers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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