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#1 kynitro482


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Posted 01 March 2009 - 04:02 PM

Hi Guys,
I'm new to this forum and new to custom crankbaits. I've been airbrush painting for the last couple of months with laquer base and using laquer clear for the top coat with great results. The only problem I have is the limited avalabilty of colors in laquer. I see that most of you guys are using water base paints and using D2T as a top coat. My question is; if you knock a chunk of the epoxy off does water wash off the water base coat? And how hard is it to knock a chunk out?

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 08:13 PM

Acrylic paint is not waterproof. It's rare to knock chunks off an epoxy cleared bait, but it's possible. Epoxy is thick, tough and resilient, certainly more so than clear lacquer. But any clear coat can be damaged. That's why most of us apply a waterproof undercoating on the raw wood before painting baits - either epoxy thinned with solvent or some other product.