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Hi guys. I haven't made a hard bait for some time now since I started pouring rubber; but when I started making them some 12 years ago I looked around for a suitable type of paint. My theory was that the paint had to withstand the elements. I had a buddy in the autobody repair and I got him to give me all the half full cans that were going to be thrown out. It happened to Sikens basecoat. I bought reducer and the clear coat.

I liked the paint because there were a lot of metalics and I could mix the colors to come up with new colors. I used to put superfine glitter in the clearcoat for the final finish. Some of the baits had as many as 8 coats on them.

I was just wondering if any of you guys out there had tried that way of painting. :)

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Trying to keep the cost down but if I were to do that i would choose the expensive chip proof jig paints and finishes for they take on such items as rip-rap fishing.Its a success for me but expensive(the waste involved)

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I was talking about wooden plugs( maybe I didn't explain myself too clearly, sorry).

The paint I got was free. The only thing I had to by was the reducer and clearcoat. Bought them by the gallon. Cost was maybe $75 for both and they lasted for about 5 years.

My logic was that if the paint was tough enough for cars it certainly would be for plugs and according to my customers they lasted pretty well.

Just thought my idea might save some of you some $$$. for those who have a friend in the autobody business.

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NO! I did hear you right! and I said jig paint! Yes it works good on wood and good enough for the toughest conditions along with clear coat layers. I make solid wood lures and use diffrent coatings depending on what I'm testing.

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