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Signing your baits

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There was a thread last year with a lot of good suggestions. The one I chose was a Micron pen. They come with different tip sizes. I chose a black .005 and it does a great job. Sign, heat set it and apply your clear coat.

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Where did you get the micron pen? I have been using a sharpie (X Fine) and it smears after appling the clear coat.

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Where did you get the micron pen? I have been using a sharpie (X Fine) and it smears after appling the clear coat.

I bought mine at an Art supply place. I think you can also get them at hobby stores.

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Easiest, guaranteed no smear? Go to Michaels or any hobby shop and get a fine point calligraphy pen for $3. It looks like the steel nib on an old fountain pen mounted in a plastic handle, and It makes a very fine line. After you spray the kill spot on the lure as a last painting step, dip the pen in the black Createx left in the airbrush and sign the bait. The black acrylic paint won't run. It's quick, it's easy, it's cheap, the pen lasts forever.

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Great idea Bob. I don't do it all the time but sometimes these fine points just don't seem to want to write as well. I think I will give your suggestion a try. Are you using opaque or 'tinting' black? I tend to use the tinting black most of the time for the kill spot.

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I use the opaque Createx black. It works well in a calligraphy pen because it has pigment grains that are finer than other airbrush acrylics.

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