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crank bait final coat

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i saw on youtube a austinoutdoors video and the guy dipped the crank bait in a gallon of some clear liquid, what was it? epoxy or varish or something? thanks.

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It might have been something line the Dick Nite lure coating. Watch the banner at the top of the forum. He advertises regularly here. Click the banner to get instructions for some pretty significant discounts for TU Members.

Gary

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If he's dipping it a gallon container, it probably isn't Dick Nite! That's a good way to waste a bunch of clearcoat. It's probably an automotive polyurethane of some kind.

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It was melted sugar...fish in the south love sugar!!! It will crystalize on the bait if you heat set it at 350 and let it cool off next to a cow fan.... I find time flys on the lake with a sugar coated crankbait in your mouth. If you have a true talent you can dip skoal and taste the sugar at the same time with out mixin the juice.

The Rookie.

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The duplicator used in the video is one designed by Lee Sisson and build by his brother Vaughn. I talked to Lee several weeks ago and I know they are still making them by special order. The reason I say this is a Sisson duplicator is a clue to the type of clear coat used in the video. It's the same buld coat I use as do many other wooden crankbait producers.

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If you look close in the beginning of the video, he is cutting in the lips on a completed bait with a band saw. Interesting jig idea.

I was also suprised how little attention was paid to the Sisson bait duplicator. Obviously the owner didn't want the camera to reveal the workings of the duplicator but if you've never seen one in action, you're missing out on observing an interesting piece of machinery. Flat sided, rounded, small and large baits-well worth the $15-$20,000 in my opinion. It pops baits out two at a time and can generate up to 500-600 baits per 8 hour day.

I didn't see him using any stencil for side bars but I did see two different methods of creating scale patterns.

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Anyone know what material he was using in the video to get the bar pattern? That was too cool! :?

I would also like to know if anyone can shine a light on this.

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