Material for scales
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Posted 20 October 2009 - 08:53 PM
I realize this has been hashed over numerous times on numerous posts, but I'm still having trouble finding material to use for a scale mask. I've tried both sizes from Jann's and didn't like either of them. In my opinion, one is too small and the other too large. The smaller size mesh measures 1/32" and the larger mesh measures 1/8". I purchased a minnow dipper at WalMart and the hole size measured 1/16". This seemed to be the perfect size for the baits I'm painting. The problem is that you can only get a limited number of lures painted before the netting becomes brittle and tears. I have searched the internet until my eyes look like two fried eggs on a Georgia road map. Does anyone know of an online source to purchase 1/16" netting? Being disabled it's not easy for me to travel and that's why I'm looking for an online source. I found one place that had the size netting I was looking for, but they had a minimum order of 250 lbs. of netting. Can anyone help?
Posted 20 October 2009 - 08:57 PM
I buy mine at local fabric shops - yeah, I know, it's not somewhere you normally peruse the goods, but they do carry a good variety.
Posted 20 October 2009 - 09:19 PM
Thanks Bob. Unfortunately I live in a very small community and the closest fabric shop is almost 100 miles from me and not being able to drive anymore only adds to the problem. That's why I was trying to find an online source. Thanks for trying though.
Posted 20 October 2009 - 09:42 PM
Ben, send me ur addy, I have some extra fabric for scales, no charge......Mike
Edited by MikePaintsBaits, 20 October 2009 - 09:45 PM.
Posted 20 October 2009 - 10:26 PM
Good guy, Karma should shoot some good luck to you.
Posted 20 October 2009 - 10:46 PM
You guys at TU are the best. I can never get over the generosity of everyone here.
Posted 20 October 2009 - 11:31 PM
Ben good luck with the project.
Mike, your karma is in the post.
Posted 21 October 2009 - 06:29 AM
I used a net sponge (not sure what you call them) from Wally-world.
$1 goes a long way. If you like it and have trouble finding them I will send you one.
I found the name - Nylon Mesh Sponge, they sell them at Walmart for .99 but I have only found one size.
The link shows a pic.
Edited by DanCampbell, 21 October 2009 - 06:45 AM.
Posted 21 October 2009 - 09:28 AM
Go to Amazon.com and search for "fold away food covers" that is the netting I'm now using. Those things have a lot of usable netting and will last awhile. I also wash my net after about 30 baits and it's good as new.
Posted 21 October 2009 - 11:20 AM
It is called a Loofah:yay:
Posted 21 October 2009 - 02:44 PM
Thanks Frchkn. How do you use it. Do you take it apart and then spray through it?
Posted 21 October 2009 - 02:47 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. Will definitely check into them.
Posted 21 October 2009 - 04:02 PM
Try http://www.barlowstackle.com or http://www.jannsnetcraft.com. You can use an embroidery hoop to hold the mesh or you can wrap it around the bait, although wrapping it around a lure can present problems with getting the mesh to lay flat.
Hope this helps.
Posted 21 October 2009 - 07:02 PM
Hey Guys, Thanks for the kind words, Hey Ben, I had a few of them Nylon Mesh Sponges as well, The guys talked about, I cut the ends off of one and tossed it into the bag, just pull it apart, Enjoy .......Mike
Posted 21 October 2009 - 08:32 PM
Rayburn you will eventually start looking at anything that has holes in it as a stencil to shoot through. Then you will start dumpster diving( thats the fist sign of the sickness). finding anything that has an unusual pattern to it. I remember years and years ago I was on a first date with this girl and we went to the steak house for dinner and the place was packed and we had to park on the back lot. While walking to the front door we walked past the dumpster and there was some sacks , cant remember if it was on onion sack or a garlic sack, but anyway it had a pattern to it that was unusual. She was shocked that I was dumpster diving on a first date but you know what that was a hell of a find and I painted some really nice baits with it. A few weeks later she was gone but the stencil was still there.
Posted 21 October 2009 - 09:55 PM
Jamie you've got it badddddddddddd!! :DI know what you mean though. I've done the same sort of thing. Although I did stop short of dumpster diving. My problem is that I'm not as mobile as I used to be. About the only time I leave the house anymore is for doctors visits. That's why I've been trying to find a source online. Thanks for all the help everyone. You can't imagine how much I appreciate all the help.
Posted 22 October 2009 - 08:20 AM
I know you're getting some coming your way, but if you have a walmart nearby they have a fabric section. That's where i got mine, and same size mesh as the fishtank net I was also using. Cheap too
Posted 26 October 2009 - 09:14 PM
The netting is called "tule". That is the style with the smaller openings anyway. Tried to paint last night, first ime in over a year.....ugleeee.....didnt have a photo to guide me thru. The netting didnt lay flat against the lure side too. I had two pce's of wood attached to ends to weigh it. Might try that hoop method, maybe the wife has one laying around here somewhere...sshhhh...