Boskabouter

Seal or prime?

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I made my first jerkbait this week and weighted it.

Now I'm ready to test it but I'm in doubt what to do. Should I seal or prime it before testing? If I seal it with envirotex, will painting still be possible?

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Light sanding (600grit) the cured epoxy will score the epoxy enough for paint to bite. Your epoxy should look a uniform matte after sanding.

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As the other guys suggested, seal the plug first. Scuff with sandpaper and the paint will hold. I'll often prime a test plug too, then take a marker and draw a line down the center of the back and put a dot where the eyes go. This lets me see the action of the plug better than just a wood plug.

Andrew

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Ditto to APB. Not a problem now (swimming pool testing facility), but in the past, I would often be test swimming the lure at 2am under a cap mounted light. Painting the body white helped enormously.

I need to get a life, maybe we all do!

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Thanks once again guys. Painting the body white with eye dots also makes sense I guess. Learnt something new today! That's why I love this place.

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