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Paint Removal Question

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BobP    832

On floating baits, I just sand the existing finish with 400 grit sandpaper to remove any oxidation or loose paint and give it some "tooth". If I need to remove ALL the finish (suspending bait or badly chipped/scratched), I use 220 grit paper and/or peel (not scrape) the old finish off with a very sharp Swiss Army knife, then sand with 400 grit as before. I've never had any luck with solvents; it usually ends up a big gooey mess.

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CRANKNTN    10

While browsing through one of the paint supply websites, I ran across a small sandblaster made by Paasche. It looks like an airbrush. Does anyone have one or know how well it works on lures?

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rlcam    11

I've had real good luck sanding with 220 and applying white krylon fusion.

On some I take all the paint and on some I just sand.The fusion bonds to

the plastic or sanded paint very well....Robert

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BobP    832

Tim Hughes, noted crankbait artist, posted that they use a blast booth and it has the advantage of removing finish without erasing detail like hand sanding does. A booth would be the deal if you did as many repaints as Hughes Custom Baits, or if you had one sitting in the garage for other tasks.

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While browsing through one of the paint supply websites, I ran across a small sandblaster made by Paasche. It looks like an airbrush. Does anyone have one or know how well it works on lures?

Whats the link for that site?

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