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Primers , To dip or Not to dip ?

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Thas my question . We or at least I can tell what most people use as the final coat . Do you all dip your lures in primer ? I have started for the sake of time . I like the thick coat , I let them hang dry for a few days before painting . When I do plastic bodies I still spray primer .

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Toby have you tried the propionate yet ?

you can pigmentize it easy by using regular pigment for oilpaints

&best is to disolve it in acetone

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I tried dipping my lures in primer. I thought that the primer that remained was too thick when I did it that way. The primer also was soft, because it was so thick, and tended to make my sandpaper gummy if I need to touch-up a place or two....even after several days of drying.

Here recently, I've taken some advice from Skeeter and combined it with some of my own methods when priming. I take polyurethane or sanding sealer, and rub it on my baits with a rag. You can put it on wth a small brush, but it you do, the wooden bait will soak up a great deal of material, and it seems to make the bait heavy and "lazy". Rub on the poly, then I wait till the next day where I come back and prime with primer in a spray can. The combination of rubing on the poly and then priming with the primer in a spray can does raise the grain alittle, and also, any stray rough places in the sanded bait will also be raised. Usually, I have to lightly sand these small rough areas again, and then reprime.

Then I'm ready to paint.

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Yes the primer is thicker , I am just trying to get away from cans takes to long to spray can 50 lures at a time .

I havent tried to thin the primers as most of them say not to , but who reads instructions ?

Swede , I have used it a little but I am going to give it a try tonight .

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Living in Michigan where the old timers still make baits the same way they were made 100 years aga. I can tell you. They use a marine primer that is water based to dip in. When its too thick they thin it. These old guys won't tell me the brand. Guess it is still really secretive.

Myself I use acrylic paints so I first spray seal with Crystal clear then brush on two coats of white gesso for primer. Standard procedure for any acrylic paint applications. Works very well.

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