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About Toadman

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    Muskie Fishing, Bow Hunting Whitetails, Boating & Camping with an occasional beverage of choice.

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  1. Thanks ddl, as of yet untested because of cold weather & frozen water everywhere.
  2. Thanks Mark, that is the way I plan on doing the next ones.
  3. Thanks for all the great advice forum members all, I took my xacto knife, a towel and very carefully began the painful process of trimming off tape and paint without damaging too much of the surface(s). Lesson learned, from now on I will put the lips on after painting (at the least) and maybe after epoxy coating (trial & error). As always, we learn from our mistakes (hopefully) and move forward. It goes without saying, however, that forums like this one save us Newbies years and years of "trial & error" because many of the members have "lived" through these problems before us. I can't say enough about this site!
  4. Thanks woddieb8 for the great info.
  5. Being new to Lure Making and to this site, but eager to learn.., I am curious as to what thickness of Lexan members recommend for 8-10" Muskie Baits. I also have noticed that some are using Stainless material, again, what thickness, advantages or disadvantages?
  6. Thanks for the tip Wayne, not sure what 60 day tape is??
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    Thanks FishCandy, I am using a forstener bit, but not the deburring bit and I don't have a drill press so I do them by hand. Using deburring bit like you suggest will help get the opening cleared of small wood splinters luke I currently have. I also will experiment with my Dremel tool. Thanks for the great tip and encouragement. God, I love this site!
  8. Thanks Mark, that's what I've been doing, with an xacto knife, very carefully. Live and learn, next time I will clear coat right up to the lip joint after removing the tape mask.
  9. Also, now that I have some lures done by leaving the tape mask on during epoxy, what would people recommend to clean off the residue?
  10. Thanks desertbird, that's what I figured most do. I usually take the safe approach which ended up creating a bit of a mess because the tape and epoxy tend to bond together. I will try this your way next time. Thanks again.
  11. I'm curious as to how and what people use to remove masking tape and excess epoxy from finished lures. I am especially having trouble removing the tape that I wrapped the lexan lips with before epoxy coating. I don't want to damage the finish or scratch the lexan. I am a newbie and find this site and content to be fantastic. Maybe I should be removing tape before epoxy coats and coat lips evenly as part of the finished lure? Thanks for all the great advice in advance.
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    Hello All Eyes, couple more questions for you if you don't mind: 1) What type of epoxy are you using? 2) How many coats on this lure? 3) Total weight of the lure? 4) Type of wood you are using? Thanks!
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