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flake with my clear
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 09:09 PM
Im using DNC lure coat clear and was wondering whats the best glitter,pearl.or metal flake to add to my clear.Im brushing the clear on and was wondering if the flake will work while brushing the clear on.Or are there other methods to apply the clear with flake to my lures.
Posted 15 September 2009 - 09:28 PM
Well, you can only shoot it with an airbrush if the flake is very small so brushing is usually the deal. The problem I have with flake in clearcoat is that it's hard to distribute it exactly where you want it while at the same time doing a good job applying the clear. So I prefer to brush on the flake beforehand, using cheapo water based sparkle paint. $2 a bottle and it comes in a wide variety of colors. I squirt a little into a shot glass and thin it with water about 50/50, then use a soft artist's brush. You can exactly control how much flake goes where on the bait, which is a big advantage. Dab some on, take some off, move it around. When it dries, you can concentrate on doing a good clearcoat without worrying about the flake.
Posted 15 September 2009 - 09:50 PM
Not sure how well this will work with dn, but I just dab my finger in the glitter and rub my fingers together over the lure while it turns. It's definately a mess and you waste glitter, but it looks nice and sticks well to the wet epoxy. Glitter is cheap so I don't worry about wasting a little to make it look right.