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Re-painting old baits

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#1 xllund



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Posted 22 December 2003 - 03:29 PM

I have some older baits that I want to repaint. Most are plastic body with some sort of clear coat (auto-urethance, or epoxy, not sure)

If I sand the exterior of the bait with an something abrasive (sand paper,etc) can I then shoot the bait with some primer and prepare it for painting? Do I need to sand the bait down to the original plastic?

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Posted 22 December 2003 - 03:51 PM

Make sure that you do not use a solvent based primer as this will open your sanding groves (no matter how fine) and exagerate them. Also use the finest grit possible and work back to a very smooth finish

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Posted 22 December 2003 - 05:18 PM

I've done some old believers before and had mixed results. I think it depends on the brand of spray paint you use. I used the Home Depot brand recently and it worked great - without priming even. In the past I had nothing but trouble no matter what I did. Experiment first!