Kris

Repainting store purchased lures ...

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Most of the cranks I have painting have been "unpainted" lure bodies.

I've noticed that some lures have a thicker clearcoat than others. Some look like they don't have anything at all.

The 1 or 2 that I have done I just lightly sanded the body for priming before painting. I was wondering if this is ok no matter how thick the clearcoat looks on the lure?

I guess my question is ... is it ok to sand the clearcoat for priming before painting. Will having this layer of clearcoat underneath cause a problem?

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I'm no expert on this subject, but I can tell you my experiences from painting guitars...

I've noticed to get a better finish on your paint, get down to either the actual paint (not the clear coat) OR take it all the way down to the material. I've had some issues (rare, but it does happen) with some clear coat reacting with paints I put over top of them and it skews the final paint finish.

Maybe this isn't much of an issue with painting lures, but just my :twocents:

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with store-bought lures:

1. sand the finish with 400 grit sandpaper. just to rough up the surface for adhesion purposes, not to remove clearcoat/paint

2. prime

3. paint

4. clear

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with store-bought lures:

1. sand the finish with 400 grit sandpaper. just to rough up the surface for adhesion purposes, not to remove clearcoat/paint

2. prime

3. paint

4. clear

What he said!

David

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