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Question For All You Crankbait Re-refinishers...

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When repainting a customers old crankbaits, do you always remove and replace the eye's on those baits or do you cover the factory eye's with masking tape or a masking liquid, while your doing the repaint?? I just started doing a few repaints for some of my fishin buddies, and right off the bat, I feel like I need to purchase a wide assortment of 3D eye's to keep on hand......Standard eye's I can hand paint on...thats not a big deal...but the 3D eye's that alot of crankbaits have make me wonder how I should deal with those.......So I figured I'd ask you guys, " whats customary to do in this industry"??

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your baits are your art. i would buy an assortment of eyes. you want them to look their best when you give them back. maybe even replace a hook or two if they need it. little things like can go a long way.

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When repainting a customers old crankbaits, do you always remove and replace the eye's on those baits or do you cover the factory eye's with masking tape or a masking liquid, while your doing the repaint?? I just started doing a few repaints for some of my fishin buddies, and right off the bat, I feel like I need to purchase a wide assortment of 3D eye's to keep on hand......Standard eye's I can hand paint on...thats not a big deal...but the 3D eye's that alot of crankbaits have make me wonder how I should deal with those.......So I figured I'd ask you guys, " whats customary to do in this industry"??

Always replace the eyes !! The sponsers on here have a nice assortment of different slyles of eyes of your choice. The baits that have no eye sockets, you can either use flat eyes or paint on new eyes.

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On the more expensive Japanese baits w/3d eyes I use Parma Liquid Mask. Works great!

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Thats good to know....I've got two gals of liquid mask that I use for automotive stuff and wondered about using it to cover the eye's....I'll have to give it a try....thanks....But it also sounds like I need to go ahead and think about putting together an assortment of eye's if i'm gonna keep painting these thangs.

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Thats good to know....I've got two gals of liquid mask that I use for automotive stuff and wondered about using it to cover the eye's....I'll have to give it a try....thanks....But it also sounds like I need to go ahead and think about putting together an assortment of eye's if i'm gonna keep painting these thangs.

I always replace the eyes unless the customer specifies they want the originals

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