gulfguru

Paint question

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gulfguru    10

Hello all, I am wanting to add some paint to enhance a hard plastic swim bait. I am wanting to add dabs/dots of paint to the lure that have a raised look/feel to it. What type of paint should I use? Acrylic? I was thinking of using a hobby syringe to apply it. What type of sealer? This will be used in saltwater. Any tips would be great as well. Thanks

Mark

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b75nweav    15

there's a seller on ebay that sells micro dots (there like very small dots of plastic, different colors) you can add them to some devcon 2ton to add a really cool 3d effect..... artsyfartsy__crafts here's a listing number.........290199786501

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BobP    834

If you want to do it with paint, I'd use acrylic paint. You'll need it to be as thick as possible and you'll probably want to dab it on several times to build up the effect. When you're finiished, an effective clearcoat ("sealer") is Devcon Two Ton epoxy that's sold in a double syringe at Walmart. Do a search on epoxy to get numerous discussions on the brands to use and how to brush it on. The Devcon is fairly thick stuff and you want the paint to be high enough that the Devcon will not just level over it and make it a flat surface.

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