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Adding Accent Lines And Stipes
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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:43 PM
i was wondering if there was a way to add stripes to a manufacturer painted bait without having to sand the entire bait? i want to keep the factory paint in tact but im not sure if paint will stick without sanding it first. any advise?
Posted 05 February 2010 - 09:02 PM
You can use one shot striping enamel to add to your existing bait. Just clean it real good and make sure it is dry. It dries very slow so let it set and dry real good when you do it . It sticks better than anything else I can think of. I use it to add red after I am done. Hope this helps. Oh and you can get it at tcp global.
Posted 05 February 2010 - 10:59 PM
If your worried about scuff marks showing on the factory finish don't be. Just scuff the bait with fine grit sandpaper, paint your stripes and clear coat just like you normally would. The scuff marks left in the factory finish will disappear when you put on the new top coat.
Posted 06 February 2010 - 12:10 AM
thanks for the advise. rayburnguy, i had a feeling that would be the case but i wanted to ask to make sure first. thanks!
Posted 06 February 2010 - 12:39 AM
I would lightly wet sand it with 1000 grit sandpaper, then clear coat it
Posted 06 February 2010 - 09:07 AM
For one time detailing, a sharpie works great. I use them to add red gill marks on my swimbaits after they are clear coated.
I carry sharpies in my boat, so I can "repaint" a lure to match current conditions/baitfish. I actually used black and red to turn a DT16 from shad into a craw color, which I didn't have, while I was out fishing, and that bait still catches fish, four years later.
Posted 06 February 2010 - 07:11 PM
sharpie has a olive drab color that looks great on the back of a white or pearl fluke.It also can be used on hard baits as long as the base color is light.I can't paint worth beans but I can draw fairly well so I tend to use Sharpies alot.