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Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:58 AM

I am very new to painting my own Crankbaits and just purchased an inexpensive Airbrush to get me started. What type of Paint / Primer / Clear Coat do I need to buy..Acrylic, Vinyl , Laquer, Water Based?
Any help would be great!

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 07:07 AM

Welcome! Do some refined searches for specific topics and you'll come up with more than many answers to your questions. There will be alot of different opinions like in everything else, but this site is the most informative you'll find. Good luck!

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 08:09 AM

Lacquers. But you will need to do a lot of reading on safety issues. It will be the most versatile and give the best results. Each coat of Lacquer paint will etch into the prior coat and help create the most durable finish.
Water Based paints are easy to find, less toxic and less expensive to start with.
Good luck and there is a lot of reading on these topics. Spray Booth, Ventilation, Clean Up, Solvents, and so on.

Edited by Palmetto Balsa, 24 April 2008 - 08:10 AM.
to add in the less toxic part.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 10:54 AM

I have been using apple barrel paints from wally world cut with windex and have had good results so far. I use Dick Nite top coat and have had good results with that as well. As far as primer I am using spray can Krylon Fusion. And for a sealer I think it's a minwax shellac... haven't sealed any in a while, been painting and repainting facotry baits a lot though.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 02:04 PM

I like lacquers better, as they seem to be more durable. However, acrylic are a lot easier to work with and a darn site easier to clean up from. 2 Part Epoxy from Jann's is an excellent finish coat.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 02:25 PM

What P/Balsa said. If you want a good durable finish lacquer is the way to go. And don't mix systems. Lacquer with lacquer and acrylic with acrylic and so on.