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Smithwick Rogue

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Can anyone give me any insight on how a smithwick rogue is foiled? I have an old one I want to redo but I cannot figure out how the patten is put it on there or if it is even foil. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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I think it's electroplated like most factory chrome baits and not foiled. Foiling is the "poor man's" method of getting a similar effect. On Rogues, the stripe/scale pattern is embossed in the plastic surface. If you foil over it with thin foil like Venture foil or leaf foil, most of the pattern will be preserved. Heavier foil will obscure it. Unfortunately, nobody on TU has reported finding an affordable chrome paint with anything near the reflectivity of electroplating.

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Thanks for the response. I was not sure how to do it. I am not sure I want to mess too much with the one I got. I know of someone who does electroplating so I may give them a few sandblasted versions as a test before I let them try their hand at the one I want done. Thanks again!

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