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There has to be a better way

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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?

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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.

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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.

"FISH ON"

TOM

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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?

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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.

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If the lure is wood then you could use Acetone or MEK on a rag to remove the clearcoat and paint.

Skeeter

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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........

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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.

Skeeter

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