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Clearing painted crankbaits
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Posted 03 November 2007 - 06:07 PM
I'm new to painting crankbaits and need assistance with products to complete the finish; something glossy and durable. I'd appreciate your recommendations. Thanks
Posted 03 November 2007 - 06:36 PM
What type of paint are you painting with? (acrylic, lacquer, ???)
Are you using airbrush, rattle can, or other?
Are you painting wood or plastic crankbaits?
Posted 03 November 2007 - 06:54 PM
Many hobby builders use Devcon Two Ton epoxy or Envirotex Lite epoxy for a durable clearcoat. Devcon 2T is sold at many Walmarts in a 2 part syringe for about $2. Mix thoroughly, brush it on and rotate the bait for the first 45 mins. If you want to dip finish, Dick Nite Fishermun's Lurecoat moisture cured polyurethane is an alternative. There's often an advertising link to the Dick Nite site here on the page, and you may be able to get a sample package of it for the cost of shipping. There have been numerous discussions of these finishes on TU, do a search on them for further info on application techniques, pros-cons, etc
Posted 03 November 2007 - 06:57 PM
Thanks for the quick comeback,,,I'm using Ctex paints and airbrushing. Since I posted I've seen numerous posts pertaining to finishes using Devcon, Pelucid, etc. I appreciate you guys out there sharing so much info.
Posted 04 November 2007 - 03:50 AM
Envirotex Lite is an excellent epoxy for finishing. Do plenty of investigation on this boards archives as finishing is/can be a complex process.