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Found 3 results

  1. barrybait

    20150417 132557[1]

    Light Clear Lake Hitch I foiled and painted for a friend
  2. barrybait

    20150514 092138[1]

    12" ABT Glide Bait I stripped, foiled, and painted for a friend. Flash Carp type look to it.
  3. Yesterday I attempted my first two hard bait foiling projects. Read all the posts after searching 'foiling' but there is just nothing like actually doing it that brings up a few questions. I went to Hobby Lobby and bought imitation silver foil, the "Spray It" Permanent Metal Leaf Adhesive, and the Spray It Metal Leaf Sealer. Instructions on the can of adhesive were simple. Spray adhesive, apply metal leaf while adhesive still wet, Spray Sealer over finished foiling. My main troubling aspect of this process is...How does the adhesive dry under the foil? Reading the posts, whether it is water based or volatile compound seems like if you put it on a sealed bait, and cover it with foil, it is going to stop curing/drying. If I used a 2 part mix like D2T of course it will finish curing but other glues/adhesives seems like I just put the lid back on the jar when I apply the foil. Contact adhesive on other applications where you spray both parts, let dry, then press together also makes sense to me. My next trouble is....Controlling the amount of adhesive on the bait. I sprayed it on and could barely see it but I was watching the spray pattern and sprayed it on some paper first for coverage and it seemed about right. I could tell when applying the foil leaf that the glue underneath the foil was getting pushed around causing me an undesirable effect. On the second bait it degraded a nice scale pattern, made it lumpy. Spray adhesive, seems you can't adjust so I'm leaning toward water based brush application so I can get a nice thin coat ready for the leaf but I am also back to the first problem, how does it dry under foil. My second bait with the scales, I hung overnight in the house. It firmed up but "glue" bubbles can be pushed around indicating there is still uncured adhesive underneath. I thought that the leaf being so fragile that by lightly tapping and pushing it into place with the soft bristle brush I might actually be breaking it slightly over the scales or actually poking holes in it with the brush which would let the leaf 'breath' enough to cure but that didn't happen. Thanks in advance for any advise to help get this de-railed train back on the tracks, Barry
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