clemmy

Idea for crank lip masking...

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Ok,

This is a brainstorm I just had. The only problem is I don't make any 2 baits the same (yet!), so please if you guys are into producing a bunch of the same baits PLEASE let me know if it works!

For masking lips on a crank that you build a lot of the same style: Before puting the lip in one, take a cheap hacksaw blade and bend it around the front of the bait at the level of the lip. Then, before painting/clearcoating you can used your hacksaw blade form as the cutter for your masking/painter's tape (kind of like a roll of scoth tape), thus getting a repeatable, quick, lip mask.

Clemmy

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I have used the masking liquid from the art departments like hobby lobby its a liquid that drys like a film like coating that you can rub off

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Liquid latex. I was thinking about that application. While deciding whether to post it or not, I saw zman's post. It sounds like the same stuff.

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How about thread sealant tape plumbing dudes use on pipe threads????

Goes on easy,comes off easy and really nice to work around strange angles.

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Try this. Get a small potpurri pot from big lots(5.00$) While your there get a jar of vasiline(.99$) Heat the vasaline in the pot until it becomes liquid. Dip the lip in the hot vasaline, let cool and paint away. Problem solved!

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Guys , I go in the kitchen and steal some tinfoil ,use the factory edges on the bait side of the bill and wad the rest up on the bill to protect it from over spray when finished peel/tear it off and throw it in the trash and you are done.

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Why mask the lips at all? Install the lip at the same time

you clearcoat the bait, especially with Devcon 2 Ton.

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I think Clemmy is talking about forming/bending a hacksaw blade and then using the blade to cut tape for masking the bill. If the blade is bent/formed around the front of the bait. The cut tape should fit exactly to the contour of the bait and mask the bill.

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Like a press tool, only for the mask. Like it.

If you heat the blade up, red hot. Do the bending while still hot. The blade will bend very easily. Finish with a quick re-head and quench in water. The blade will then retain its new shape.

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will not work exactly, hacksaw blade will give the mask cut a jaggy edge, jaggy edge paint line is what u'll end up with. Should work however if u use a sharpened hacksaw blade without the teeth. I prefer plumbers Teflon tape or liquid mask.

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Scrap hacksaw blades adorn the dark corners of most workshops. They are very useful material source. I have fashioned marking knives and other such sharp implements from the discarded blades. The material is perfect for such applications. But I usually remove the teeth first, don't even have to think about it.

I think the idea has merit and would be worth testing out.

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I´d suggest you look at Coley´s answer .Why mount lip before you paint it? It will only give you more hassle& job to do .

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Off the top of my head:

If you are repainting a bait.

If you modify a bait, then need to repaint it.

If you don't like epoxy on your lip, or need to have a clean, professional looking edge.

If you needed to install a lip after sealing to test the bait prior to going through the effort of paint and clearcoat to make sure they run correctly, don't need weight adjustments, etc.

Basically you'd never NEED to mask it prior or install a lip prior, It just helps if you are particular about them....

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