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Can't figure out how it's done.

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In the attached photos, the Spook Jr.( looks to have been a bone colored one) has some kind of pink 'glaze' or something like that on it. The person that did it is not reveling how it was done. Anybody have any guesses?

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Looks like foil leaf and sizing sprayed with a mask so the leaf would only stick in certain areas Could be pearl on top of the foil leaf.

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Looks pretty straightfoward Clear spook (see attached picture with either candy colors{transparent}or a dye) the pattern is printed on the original clear spook clearspook.jpg

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Where would I get a transparent color like that in a blue? And should I mix it with the clear coat I use?

Byt he way Craig I got the crank and it looked DELICIOUS!

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Where would I get a transparent color like that in a blue? And should I mix it with the clear coat I use?

Byt he way Craig I got the crank and it looked DELICIOUS!

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I wasn't aware that heddon made a zara with that foil pattern. But I don't think it was a clear spook to begin with. The foil appears to be atop a white base. After closer examination it does appear to be a dye or ink applied over the foil.

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pink dye mixed in clearcoat sprayed over back &sides is my wild guess

My guess was it an holofoiled lure thats cleaned from original paint then sprayed with the pinkish dye

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If you look closely at the base of the nose ring, you can see a even line or meniscus on both sides of the ring, where the glaze ends. This is an absolute indication that the lure was not sprayed, but dipped in to the glaze finish. If it had been sprayed, the end portion of the ring would have been masked off, in which case there would be a sharp and uneven parting line (without a meniscus) of the finish on the ring, when removing the masking tape.

The glaze into which the lure was dipped, had to be very thin and free flowing to allow such even coating all over the lure. I have watched Graphite USA (GUSA) coat their rod blanks by suspending them by the tip, then pouring a proprietary rod finish coating on the tip and allowing it to flow down covering the entire rod blank with a thin uniform coating. GUSA also puts color pigments into this coating to get the many beautiful colored rods that they produce.

Trondak's U-40 Perma Gloss, is the most likely glaze/coating on the lure. It is water thin and rapidly drys to a hard shell finish. Test the surface with you finger nail and if the finish is hard, then it's Perma Gloss. If it is relatively soft, then it is a much thinned rod wrapping epoxy.

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