Thad

Can't find a good light yellow.

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I can't find a light yellow paint anywhere. I use HOK most of the time but they don't have the yellow I want. I don't care what brand it is. I just want some light yellow.

A light yellow like this:

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Thad have you tried mixing? I shoot urethanes as well. Try it in a small quantity start with a little white and add yellow a little at a time. I use the HOK intercoat clear to make colors more transparent it is a clear base coat coat.

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Createx or Auto Air flo yellow.

A word of caution on using the fluorescent colors. They do not retain their lightfastness and may fade. The Auto Air color specifically is 4261 Hot Yellow. It's almost an exact match. I have the binder with the color chips for reference.

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I just recently mixed up a similar color, I started with a white base and added drops of Chartreuse to the white until I reached the approxomite color (faded Chartreuse) And painted this bait with that color, I used the same process for the back color. It is much easier to work from a lighter color to to a darker color than vice-versa!

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If you are painting with an airbrush you should be able to start with a bright white primer. Then paint a Hansa or Cadmium Yellow over it. It doesn't take much paint.

If you mix the white in the yellow it should give you a creamy/pastel tinted yellow.

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A word of caution on using the fluorescent colors. They do not retain their lightfastness and may fade. The Auto Air color specifically is 4261 Hot Yellow. It's almost an exact match. I have the binder with the color chips for reference.

You're right, they are pretty crappy with U.V. resistance, but a good clear keeps them bright for years in a lure application. Also, the Auto Air will last much longer than regular Createx. Unfortunately, flourescents are generally one single pigment and cannot be tinted with conventional colors to match it.

I just used it on this new Firecraw bait.

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Yep, Auto Air Hot Yellow. There's a green pearl in the clear, so it looks a little different.

Dumb question #1: Because the customer wanted big giant eyes. If I pick, it's generally based on the lure body style. I usually put bigger eyes on short, fat lures.

Dumb question #2: Do you mean in layers? Water over solvent, or vice-versa? If so, then yes.

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