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Can You Help With Tacky Paint Problem On Storebought Crankbait Please?

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I make jigs and I'm unfamiliar with paint on plastic cranks. My dad bought some garage sale Hot n tots(plastic crank bait)that the paint was a little tacky on the lures.He tried painting over them with enamel, which I know was very wrong and of course they came out worse. What can you do to a lure to either harden the paint or strip it. If stripped what can you paint it with?

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I make jigs and I'm unfamiliar with paint on plastic cranks. My dad bought some garage sale Hot n tots(plastic crank bait)that the paint was a little tacky on the lures.He tried painting over them with enamel, which I know was very wrong and of course they came out worse. What can you do to a lure to either harden the paint or strip it. If stripped what can you paint it with?

Strip them with a paint stripper then clean them. You can paint them with your favorate paint after stripping just make sure it is clean.

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Strip them with a paint stripper then clean them. You can paint them with your favorate paint after stripping just make sure it is clean.

Can you recommend a brand of stripper? Thank you very much for the info!

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I'd be careful about using paint strippers to clean a plastic bait. They could melt the plastic. I use a variety of different grit sandpaper to clean mine. Start out with 120 grit, then 220 and end up with 400 grit if I want a really smooth surface. The sand paper does two things. It removes the unwanted paint and gives the surface some "tooth" for the new paint to bite onto.

Most folks here use airbrushes to paint their baits, but others use rattle cans and artists brushes and end up with great looking baits. It just depends on how deep you want to get into this crazy world.

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Just a paint stripper will do, some paint thinner. As long as you clean the paint off then immediatley clean off the lure with water and a cotton ball you will have no issues with the thinner hurting the lure. I usually leave on the factory paint and take a light sanding to it then spray with a primer. Then I airbrush thinned out createx over it heat set each layer then let it dry then go on to clear.

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