Predator Bass Baits

Tape removal problem

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On my lures after painting and I peal the tape off it is peeling paint off the nose of the bait, do any of you get this ?

If so how do you fix this ?

I see taking a exacto and cutting paint but if you go off a tad you could end of leaving tape behind.

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If you have considerable paint build up you might take a exacto and careful cut along the edge. When removing tape if you pull it back over itself it will shear the paint provided there isn't extensive build up.

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Are you talking about tape that is masking the lip of the bait?

Rod

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I glue mine in after they are painted. At the same time I coat with epoxy. I hold the lure with hemostats think I spelled that right(the small plyers with the locks by the finger holes).

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Predator,

I mask my lips and paint also. I have never had a problem with paint coming off with the tape. Are you heat setting your paint?

Rod

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Rod, I am not heat setting but I do have a box ( short for custom ) with a heat source in it set at 95deg at the top ( kind of like a oven but actually this is one of my reptile cages I build and sell.) ( heat is radiant heat )

How long do you wait after painting before you take the tape off ? do you spray,brush, dip top coat and befor or after you take the tape off ?

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predator,

I heat set my paint with a hair dryer after every coat. I use Createx, Wildlife colors, Auto Air, Poly Transpar and Golden airbrush paints, usually a combination of some or all of them. I generally let everything dry overnight, remove the tape and brush on the top coat. I use Devcon.

Rod

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Predayor, I'm assuming you're pulling the masking tape from the bill and the paint is peeling. Can't help you with that, I haven't had that problem before....even after days of sitting beofre topcoating.

I never peel masking tape off until after I topcoat. I use Devcon, single coat, and peel tape off as soon as I'm done brushing on to the last lure. I want to make sure I get all the paint without getting any extra on the bill.

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I think heat setting the paint with a hair dryer, and then pulling the tape slowly toward itself will help. There's alway a chance for a pull away, but, if it's still connected to the lure, just lay it back in place with the back of a exacto knife blade, and coat it. The epoxy will hold it in place.

I'm impatient, so I peel the tape after an hour, and then top coat with epoxy. Yesterday I coated some baits as soon as the eyes I painted were heat set, and had no problems.

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Predator

Are you using the blue painters tape....just curious dont see though where your problem would make much of a difference. I also tape bills on some baits but mostly dont install the lip until after painting....prior to clearing. I just take my time and with DN's there is'nt build up on the lip or very very little. I can see where with Etex or D2 ton there could be.

Like it was said pull the tape towards the end of the bill when removing it

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