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  1. New Powder Coating Technique?

    Interesting idea. Weird to think of mylar as heat resistant, but that's what they claim. I could use the clear like the scotch tape, or just use it to mask off areas. Thanks for the tip fshng.
  2. New Powder Coating Technique?

    Turns out Glow Inc. is having a 30% off sale!
  3. New Powder Coating Technique?

    That might work if I use packing tape. The cellophane tape is too easy to melt. I also think I'm going to get glow powder. Maybe I can dust glow powder on the tape and make a glow decal.
  4. New Powder Coating Technique?

    I was thinking it's a convenient way to make a "decal". The layer of powder coating you get is pretty thin, and you can't bake it to completely set it-the tape will melt and shrink. Learned that the hard way.
  5. Hollow Belly Frogs

    Old post I know. A variation on Musky Glenn's, but repeatable. Make a model of the frog and use silicone compound to make a mold. Pour wax into the mold, and dip the wax model in Plastidip. Poke a hole in the frog and drop it in some hot water to melt the wax.
  6. New Powder Coating Technique?

    I use an old kitchen knife I found for cutting bait. It's stainless, but the salt water keeps rusting it. I decided to powder coat it, and it turned out pretty good. While I was at it, I took a rusted spoon I had found in the water, cleaned it up and powder coated it white. I wanted a red stripe, but wasn't sure how to make a nice clean one. What I ended up doing was brushing some powder coat onto the glue side of a piece of scotch tape. After baking the white background to set it, I heated the spoon a little more over a heat gun, then laid the tape glue side down on the spoon. It melted right onto the spoon! Nice way to get a clean pattern onto a base coat.
  7. Glo paints

    Send me a pm when you get your project done, I'd like to see it.
  8. assortment of eyes

    Hey thanks for the link, love the eyes and prices!
  9. Glo paints

    Glow paints rely on a certain thickness to properly charge. It may be you don't have a thick enough layer. Try dipping instead. A UV light may also help, or leave the lures in bright sunlight for a few hours. A clear coat would only serve to protect the glow layer, but if the clear coat has a UV protection component built into it, the glow paint won't charge properly.
  10. Trying to Get Better Photos

    Nice setup, plus if you really wanted to go all out, the white backdrop would make it way easier Photoshop in a background!
  11. Glass Minnow.jpg

    Thanks. If the other one you saw was dyed blue, it was mine. I have to make a swimmer and popper versions with a smaller profile. The ones I posted are a little heavy for actual fishing.
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  13. Lure Rotisserie

    I don't like the feel of that stuff on my hands-something about it feels like it never comes completely off. These are the motors I used: For some reason he only ever has five available at a time...
  14. Lure Rotisserie

    Lure Rotisserie for ten lures. Motors and lamp all on individual switches. Just ordered five more motors to finish it up.
  15. Options For Sealing Balsa

    I'm using PC-Petrifier in a one gallon bottle. I found it on line. I don't think there's much difference between brands.