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  1. Hi everyone, Before I began I must say I searched the forums for a solution to the issue I am having and found one post that had a good suggestion that I followed but I am still plagued by this issue. I am a beginner at this but have gotten pretty good at balancing and airbrushing but for the life of me I cannot figure out what I am doing wrong when applying epoxy. After the epoxy application my baits end up with parts of the bait with too much epoxy, parts with none, parts that have fish eyed, etc. After browsing the forums tonight and finding what I thought to be my problem I painted a big glide bait I made and made sure that my hands were gloved (non-powdered) at all times. I never touched the bait with an ungloved hand. I put the bait on the drier, started the motor, then applied a thin coat of epoxy to the entire bait. I stood over the bait for an hour, gently brushing over every single fish eye and spot that formed and then, when I was satisfied, walked away. A couple of hours later I came back to find the epoxy had once again began to cure unevenly and I nearly lost my mind. Hours and hours of work learning to carve, balance, airbrush, and every time the epoxy stage drags me through the mud. I have no idea what I am doing wrong. Of the four baits I have completed to this point only one has come out semi-acceptable. I just don't get it. I watched hours of bait makers on YouTube and did hours and hours of research online and got pretty good pretty fast at each stage of the process but when it comes to applying epoxy I just have no idea what my problem is. The one thing I have not tried yet that I did see suggested in the forums is to apply an aerosol based clear coat before applying epoxy. I don't know why this would be necessary as none of the bait makers I have been watching for months do this. Attached are some pics of a couple of the baits I have made thus far that, although they look good in the pictures, had epoxy topcoats that did not turn out well. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated....... Thank you all!
  2. Hey guys i am new on here and new to lure building and painting. I painted my first bait yesterday and it was a jointed swim bait. i made a lure turner but i dont think it will work for this bait. I will include a picture of the lure. Does anyone know how i should topcoat this lure?
  3. Hey guys I have been having trouble with my 30 min. Envirotex lite brush on epoxy. I put the lures on my bbq rotisserie motor lure turner for about 2 hours and they are still tacky after that. I have the lure turner inside my house where it is 68 degrees.
  4. I have a lot to learn about chroming lures. But this info should be helpful to many of us. heat transfer foil..pdf
  5. heat transfer foil..pdf I am still new at this process. But I have had some good results. Hopefully this will provide a foundation which we can build on. Please let me know what you think. If you think of something new, please keep me posted .
  6. I have been experimenting with heat transfer foil and epoxy. Pictures are in the gallery. A tutorial has been prepared and I hope to download it soon. Let me know what you think.
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    Paraffin Wax Baits

    Hey community, I saw a guy fishing in video with some home made wax lures, I am assuming paraffin. Well any way has someone ever tried that. I want to know if it will be durable with a coating of epoxy, when it is built like a wooden body lure with wires in the inside. The way it would work I am assuming is with wires internally built that take all the fish's tugging so the wax body does not break. If you have tried this before can you tell me your experience with it. Thank you in advance. (Plastisol Formula will be posted later today.)
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    Paraffin Wax Baits

    Hey community, I saw a guy fishing in video with some home made wax lures, I am assuming paraffin. Well any way has someone ever tried that. I want to know if it will be durable with a coating of epoxy, when it is built like a wooden body lure with wires in the inside. The way it would work I am assuming is with wires internally built that take all the fish's tugging so the wax body does not break. If you have tried this before can you tell me your experience with it. Thank you in advance. (Plastisol Formula will be posted later today.)
  9. I've recently started painting crankbaits and use BSI as a top coat. BSI cures at temps over 70 degF, however, in the winter my basement gets cold. Temps are usually in the upper 50s/low 60s. I'm thinking of constructing a heater with halogen lights, but I'm worried about the fire hazard. Is there an alternative clear coat that I could use that is just as durable as BSI, but has a wider range of temps? I've looked at KBS but I'm concerned about the fumes, and would like brush it on if possible. What other choices do I have.
  10. Ok I have been trying to make my own baits for a while and i finalyl got a few that work good finally.But i still have a problem that just keeps happening. The etex epoxy keeps covering my eyes that the hooks hang on and the line tie in my bait. then if i try to chisel etc it off it cranks sometimes and the bait kinda looks bad sometimes from it. I love the look the tex gives but really need some help on cpould be doing wrong. I have a spinner and everything. Could I be applying it to thick or? Maybe ishould let it sit some after mixing to let it thicken? any help would be appreciated. I use scotch tape to protect the diving bill would love a better way to do that as well thanks guys in advance
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