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Signing your baits
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Posted 30 January 2009 - 10:49 AM
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.
Posted 30 January 2009 - 10:52 AM
Where did you get the micron pen? I have been using a sharpie (X Fine) and it smears after appling the clear coat.
Posted 30 January 2009 - 11:25 AM
I bought mine at an Art supply place. I think you can also get them at hobby stores.
Posted 30 January 2009 - 01:04 PM
i found if i used a sharpie between coats of e-tex it wouldn't run ,i now use a water based marker made for the aerospace industry
Posted 30 January 2009 - 02:13 PM
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.
Posted 30 January 2009 - 04:23 PM
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.
Posted 30 January 2009 - 04:33 PM
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.
Posted 30 January 2009 - 05:30 PM
I'm not good enough to sign my baits, Nor does anyone want my autograph..