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There has to be a better way
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Posted 21 March 2004 - 11:18 PM
to remove old paint from lures! I currently sand the old hard coat and paint off lures I want to repaint. Is there a better way to do it without damaging the lure?
Posted 22 March 2004 - 12:55 AM
An easier way to do it if you have access to a blasting cabinet is soda blasting or sandblasting. If you've got a buddy in the autobody business get him to blast your lures for you.
Posted 22 March 2004 - 02:55 AM
I use 3m safty srtip paint and finish remover on bamboo rods and old lure I plan to re-finnish. wiorks great and is fairly saf to use indoors
no odor etc.
Posted 22 March 2004 - 03:18 PM
Boy, it would be nice to have a sand blasting booth! But I think if I did my wife would find my things for me to do!
Is that 3M stuff safe on plastic lures or just for wooden lures?
Posted 22 March 2004 - 05:34 PM
I know car model enthusiast's used a certain brand of oven cleaner to safely remove paint from styrene plastic, However, I think it was enamel paint it removed, I have no idea if it will work on the newer poly-urethanes.
Posted 23 March 2004 - 02:30 AM
If the lure is wood then you could use Acetone or MEK on a rag to remove the clearcoat and paint.
Posted 25 March 2004 - 12:08 AM
I tried some of my wife's non-acetone polsih remover today and it worked okay. I will have to try some acetone. Main worry is ruining the plastic bill on a wodden bait.
Might try it on a plastic bait next........
Posted 25 March 2004 - 02:29 AM
Acetone will eat plastic. However, it is not an immediate thing. If you get the paint off then I would rinse the bait to make sure that it is clean. Same with the lip. If the lip is Lexan then it should take it for the time it takes to get the paint off. Again, rinse the lip when you are done.