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Extended Glow Paints

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A quickie search didn't net any results so I need to pester you boys for a little help on the best extended glow paint compatible with plastic lures. I have a request for a few dozen in various colors. I've used extended glow powders for trolling spoons and jigs but no acrylics or enamels to date. Any experience out there?

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Are you referring to soft plastics or plastic hardbaits? I bought acrylic glow paint here: http://www.glonation.com/unpigmented-glow-paint.html and brushed it onto jigging spoons which I then topcoated with Dick Nite S81 urethane. The paint is a thick gel-like acrylic with very large glow grains in it - too large to shoot with any airbrush. As I understand it, the choice is between paints with large grains that glow brighter and longer versus paint with small grains that won't glow as bright or long. I put it on in thick multiple coats and it really glows brightly - wakes those fish right up 50 ft deep. I don't think it's ideal for a crankbait because it has a grainy surface texture, though I have coated a couple of lipless cranks with it and they work fine. I've also seen glow in the dark adhesive tape that you might consider, sold on Amazon.com

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Would be painting crankbaits with the glow. I've used the aerosol versions, not bad for a base, but, as you mentioned, due to the finer particles, don't glow for much more than a 1/2 hour or so. I have tried the glow tape and sheeting on trolling spoons, but it would be difficult to conform it to the more variable geometry's of the crankbaits.

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