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Posted 12 May 2003 - 04:24 PM
Found some foil at Hobby Lobby today. 12 sheets, 6 different colors.
Each sheet is about 4" x 5". It measures .003" per sheet. I only opened it up enough to measure the sheet, I didn't check all colors. Cost was $1.99.
They are called Hot Metallic Pen foil refills. Web sit on package:
Looks like it would work to me.
Posted 12 May 2003 - 08:45 PM
I saw that stuff,
Wasnt sure what it was for, I mean, what the heck is a hot foil pen
The ones I saw had some wild patterns, like a swirly metallic type deal goin on.
Test that stuff out Coley & see what it can do, does it stretch at all to accomodate curves in a lure body?, that would be tops.
I'm thinking that its a "thermofoil" that uses heat to lay on the piece being coated. if someone had a small vacuumformer, that might be the ticket.
Do they have any chrome looking sheets, or holographic?
Thanks, let me know how that goes.
Posted 13 May 2003 - 04:19 PM
OK Red I'll get some out and check it. I'll also find out what a hot
metallic pen is.
Posted 13 May 2003 - 05:43 PM
You da man
Posted 13 May 2003 - 08:05 PM
The colors are: red, blue, green, gold, silver and swirl.
Don't know about the pen yet.
Also found a material called: Funky Film.
Its a sticky back material that measures .003" and is a fantastic Holographic. Their web site is:
They also have Funky Tape, and the funky film comes in various size
Hope this helps.
Posted 13 May 2003 - 08:42 PM
I belive hot foiling is kinda like how creek chub put the foil like name on there pikies and such . A fellow lure guy had one he sold .
Posted 15 May 2003 - 11:36 AM
Has anybody tried that covering radio control airplane modelers use?
When my dad built planes,I watched him use it. and it works like a shrink wrap..Nathan
Posted 15 May 2003 - 07:03 PM
Nathan, I believe the product your talking about is Top-Flite Monokote.
I used to use it when I built radio control models. Its good stuff, fairly easy to apply. It could loosen up if left in the hot sun. I have seen wing
covering wrinkle when left out for a while.
Posted 01 July 2003 - 10:07 PM
I tried a few things then found a shop at a local mall that specializes in the helium party balloons and such. Wide variety of colors (solids, holos, reflectives, opaques, etc). Material is very thin so minimal weight added to bait.