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Posted 14 March 2008 - 08:51 PM
Hello everyone! I am a newbie to the whole custom lure making and have a simple question.
I am trying to coat a crankbait with entirly glitter. My question is what adhesive should I use to stick it to the bait before I clear coat it. I tried using a layer of wet clear coat, covering the lure and then alowing it to dry before applying the final clear coat. The problem is the glitter seemed to bleed out into the first layer of clear coat. Any ideas?
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 09:41 PM
Its the glitter.
First thing you need to do is test you glitter with the product you will use it with as an adhesive and then test it with you topcoat to see if they are compatible.
Any glitters that are solvent proof will work. Try the glitters that are used in the soft plastics. If you have a Hobby Lobby in your area you can use Poly-Flake glitter. I know that one is solvent proof. I am sure there are other brands that will work but some of the other members will have to tell you some of them.
Good luck and welcome to TU.
Posted 14 March 2008 - 10:26 PM
What I do is mix my glitter that I use in soft plastic with devcon and coat the lure, it turns out great and comes out smooth and it suspends the glitter underneath the epoxy
Posted 14 March 2008 - 11:23 PM
Michael's sells a spray glitter by Krylon, silver, gold, and mixed. It's sovent based, and doesn't mess up Createx water based paints. And you can epoxy over it. I hit it with the hair dryer just to get it to set more quickly.
Posted 15 March 2008 - 06:55 AM
For me I Mix the glitter with my top coat then brush it on. a second coat of Just clear will be needed or you will feel the glitter bumps
Posted 15 March 2008 - 01:53 PM
One more idea. There is a product called Save-A-Puzzle by Roseart. It is non solvent, sets up very tacky, and cures crystal clear. Apply a very thin coat, and you can stick a buick to this stuff. It's not quite hard enough to use as a top coat, but it accepts Devcon very well
Wagglepop - Save-A-Puzzle 4 oz. bottle-RoseArt - Item: 474353 - Ends: Tue Mar 25, 12:13 AM
Posted 15 March 2008 - 02:15 PM
Where do I get this Devcon? Is this specific for lures or can I buy it at a hobby store?
Posted 15 March 2008 - 06:04 PM
One that works well for me is the cheap paint-on hobby glitter you get at any hobby shop. It's water based and you paint it on to whatever density you like. To me, the best thing is you can thin it with water and apply it to specific areas of a crankbait, when you want "just a hint" of scale flash on a belly or side. But you can also apply it unthinned in multiple coats if you want all glitter. It comes in a wide variety of flake colors and sizes and is very inexpensive. Regarding Devcon Two Ton epoxy, do a search in this forum and you'll find more info than you need about it!