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Painting over foil?

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#1 bassky



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Posted 17 February 2009 - 01:03 PM

When you have placed your foil on the sides of the crankbait, do you put a coat of epoxy on first then airbrush white on the bottom or color on the top or do you just go ahead and paint the top and bottom, then coat the bait with epoxy? I am waiting to hear how you guys do it before I finish the baits completely.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 01:07 PM

That's how I do it. The only thing that you left out that I do is that I sand the first coat of epoxy before I paint to give the paint something to adhere to. It will also let you level any high spots that may try to show thru on your final coat.


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Posted 17 February 2009 - 01:17 PM

I think it may depend on the foil. Metallic duct tape is thick enough that the tape edges stand out. Paint doesn't seem to adhere very well to it so adding epoxy is good for adhesion and esthetics. I've started using Venture tape designed for stained glass work. It is much thinner, the edges are unobtrusive, and paint adheres better to it so I don't epoxy it.