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Painting Cranks From 80 Year Old Cedar

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#1 crusherplate


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Posted 16 June 2010 - 12:00 PM

i would like to know the process of paiting cedar cranks. I'am working with 80 year old cedar. sealing after making then so on. my airbrushing is kind of runny too. where can I get some computer board for lips.


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Posted 17 June 2010 - 07:52 PM

The wood oughta have dried out OK by now! Cedar contains some oil so needs to be undercoated/primed/sealed (whatever term you like) with a solvent based coating before you begin painting. Let the sealer dry for several days before painting to insure all its solvent has out-gassed. You learn airbrushing by doing it, but you can check out airbrushing sites on the internet for techniques and tips. If it's running on you, you're probably shooting too much paint/at too high a pressure/with the airbrush held too close to the work (one or all of the above).

You can buy circuit board in 12"x12" sheets from McMaster-Carr online. They call it Garolite, and the most popular grade of garolite for crankbait lips is "G-10". Note that McMaster-Carr's G-10 is dull yellow in color, not the white that you see on commercial baits. I don't know where to buy white G-10. M-C also carries a G-11 sheet Garolite that's more expensive but comes in a light green shade. BTW, I suggest 1/32" thickness for bass baits.