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Posted 22 February 2008 - 11:41 AM
That's a serious paint shop. My Mother used to work for an outfit, Photo Chemical, that did a lot of painting for the govt., and your booth would be right at home there.
I see you use what looks like an airless gun. What do you spray with it? I have an old cup gun in the garage that I used to spray lacquer with, back when I made furniture. I never thought about using it for spraying lures.
Posted 22 February 2008 - 11:39 PM
BB- Like your set up, looks a lot like mine, except it is all in one place, what a good idea - looks like you do about 10 times the work I do though, with 1/10th the mess. pete
Posted 23 February 2008 - 06:23 AM
Nice BB, how do you keep all those lures so you know what is what.
I see you have bottom feed and gravity feed spray guns, which do you prefer ?
Posted 23 February 2008 - 03:56 PM
#1 - Aztek (sp?) I dont use it much. I have all the tips for it but use the extra fine tip occasionally.
#2 - Touch Up Gun (gravity feed)- I use it to prime and basecoat lures.Most of the time I am either priming or basecoating 30 or more lures at a time so it really comes in handy.I usually clear coat 30 or more lures at a time so it comes in handy for that as well. Although this particular gun was extremly exspensive,it was well worth the money in the time it saves me.It really shhots a sweet smooth pattern and holds 8 ounces.
#3 -Siphon Feed large tip - General use
#4 -Siphone Feed fine tip- General use
#5 -Siphon Feed fine tip - General use
#6 -Gravity Feed w/modified splatter tip- I personally think a gravity feed gun works better than siphon feed when doing splatter. This is the only time I use a gravity feed gun. ( except the large cpacity touch up gun for priming and basecoat)
#7 - Air Blower (constant 80 PSI) an absolute must!
Jim, there is a method to my madness that would probably run most people crazy.Fortunatly I have most of my clients trained to seperate there lures into ziplocks or twist tie them. If they want something copied I ask them to cut a picture out of a magazine/send the bait they want copied or sometimes I already have the pattern or bait. Regardless I ask them to seperate the baits and label or tag them in some way. If they dont take the hooks and hardware off I charge them an extra $3.00 same goes for if they send it in the package. I have way to much going on to take hardware off, keep up with it and the package.
Sometimes I de- hook baits with side cutters and the client never see's the hardware again.
When I recieve baits from clients I throw them in a plastic dollar general basket with an index card with the clients name/#of baits/pattern.
When I prep the baits and tape the lips I write on the taped lip the pattern.From there its just hanging them in different groups as I am painting them.I average preping/priming/painting/or clearcoating about 30 baits a day most of the time so it can get a little trying at times.
Beleve me it is not as simple as I explianed .As everyone that custom paints knows,by the time you have actually started painting them, you have handled them so many times you have most of it in memory.
Believe me I have to keep the laptop and notes in the paint room with me so I can go back and look at emails and notes to make sure I am keeping on the right track.
Take Care Guys!
Posted 23 February 2008 - 08:51 PM
Cool, thanks for taking the time to write in detail.
How did you make or were did you get the splatter tip ?
And what kind of touch up gun is it ?
Posted 24 February 2008 - 12:04 AM
Posted 24 February 2008 - 01:37 AM
Jim - put a short length of drinking straw or PVC tube, over your tip, play around with the air pressure and you will get 'spatter' .:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:Pete
Posted 24 February 2008 - 11:21 AM
Im still new to air brushing but cant you remove the tip of your Itawa and get the spatter? Its been working for me. Out of curiosity What are the advantages of having a separate gun other than production? Nice set up by the way Im impressed.
Posted 24 February 2008 - 01:48 PM
Its messy but i know EXACTLY where everything is.
Powder paint,yep like it too.....
Some of my fishing poles.All but one are St.Croix.
Posted 24 February 2008 - 01:51 PM
Most impressive shop.
Even my wife was impressed.