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Shallow Flat Maxx (Green/Metallic Gold)
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 11:49 AM
One of my favorite crankbait colors is metallic gold. It is hard to find that color. So here is what happened. I was at work I noticed that a can I've we been working went from shiny silver to gold a switch went off in my head. I went out to my car and pulled out my crome cranks (all my fishing stuff stays in my car:teef: ). I got my Bandit Shallow Flat Maxx Black/Crome & Blue/Crome. I diped and they changed to Black/Gold & Green/Gold.
I just toght I would share that with you guys.
Posted 14 November 2007 - 02:59 PM
Hmmm interesting I wish I could figure out how to chrome a lure. BTW I never leave my fishing stuff in the car. The heat in the summer can cause damage to lures.
Posted 14 November 2007 - 05:25 PM
Hmm, BJ, you didn't actually tell use WHAT you dipped it into, did you? On foiled baits, I overshoot them with transparent yellow Createx for a very nice gold tone.
Posted 15 November 2007 - 01:36 PM
You said you wanted to share???? What did you dip the baits in???
Posted 16 November 2007 - 08:02 AM
Sorry guys!! Been a little busy. I dipped them industrial transparent die. Im going to do some more next week.
Posted 17 November 2007 - 04:18 AM
Yep - there's a post here with 2300 LOOks and 51 replies, it's that old 'Black hole' again, heaps of info OUT nothing back. pete
Posted 17 November 2007 - 05:53 AM
BJ. Looks like a very successful process, that I am sure many members would like to check out.
Is it possible for you to post more information about the dye, such as product name, manufacturer, maybe a link to the product. What method do you use? How long does the process take? Is the stuff safe? Any and all information would be very useful and welcome.
Thanks in advance for sharing.
Posted 24 November 2007 - 08:21 PM
As you said that you were buzy, I have delayed this reply for a week. Your last activity was three days ago, ample time for a response.
So what exactly did you share with us?
Posted 27 November 2007 - 09:04 PM
Sorry for the long wait but I had to talk with some guys at work. They decided it would not be safe to use for fishing. The chemicals just are to harsh. So I destroyed the cranks. To bad i thought i was on to something. Better luck next time.
Posted 29 November 2007 - 09:12 AM
You can spray a Chrome bait with Spike-it or Lake Hawk aerosol worm die and get the same effects. The colors will fade over time if left out in the sun.
The garlic sent will go away long before the color. It is mostly acetone and the color will etch into the surface of the bait just like lacquer paint. I don't think painting or topcoating over it works. It doesn't scratch off but it will fade over a long period of time.
If you have a large enough bottle you can dip it or use the markers but the spray works the best.
Posted 29 November 2007 - 10:22 AM
I dont buy it.You think the big tackle companies worry about that stuff? The epoxies,lead,plastics,etc.....Do your thing,then coat with epoxy.What harm could it do?I would research it further.
Posted 29 November 2007 - 10:34 AM
I understand BJ's dilemma. His company would legally be liable if he gave out a chemical that's potentially harmful to the environment. No one can afford to stick their necks out that far, not in today's fairytale world, where someone in Glendale, Ca, can be fined $350,000 for trimming their trees because the Glendale Fire Dept. said they had to. That story was in the L.A. Times a couple of days ago.
It's just nuts out there.
Posted 29 November 2007 - 01:18 PM
Understood,Its a California thing.He should have kept it on the down low.I admire his respect for the environment.
Posted 29 November 2007 - 02:23 PM
Rapala made a rap series that had cromegold on the side and green on top. It looks just like the lure in the pic. I thought it was one when I first saw the pic.
Posted 29 November 2007 - 09:05 PM
Yea that is all I need is to get my work in trouble and me to:( . I cant find a good crome gold color any where.