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Painting Help (non Airbrush, Sealing, Spinning?

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I need tips for painting your own lures with SPRAY CANS not an airbrush. Im fine with taping stuff off and spraying through a screen. How do you spin lures and how do you finish them with a clear coat. What is expoxy used for? What is the best airbrush brand to buy?

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If you're painting an old plastic crankbait, prepare the surface by sanding with 400 grit paper if needed, then shoot a coat of white paint on the lure, then your colors, then brush on a coat of epoxy to make the paint job durable. Use the search feature to explore the right kinds of epoxy to use and how it needs to be mixed/brushed/rotated. The white paint covers any old paint pattern so it won't show through the new paint.

Airbrushes are simple machines and most brands/models work fine. Some just work better than others for crankbait painting, though, and your choice depends on how much you want to spend. Again, use the search feature to explore your options. There's a wealth of information in earlier posts here on the Hardbaits Forum.

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If you're painting an old plastic crankbait, prepare the surface by sanding with 400 grit paper if needed, then shoot a coat of white paint on the lure, then your colors, then brush on a coat of epoxy to make the paint job durable. Use the search feature to explore the right kinds of epoxy to use and how it needs to be mixed/brushed/rotated. The white paint covers any old paint pattern so it won't show through the new paint.

Airbrushes are simple machines and most brands/models work fine. Some just work better than others for crankbait painting, though, and your choice depends on how much you want to spend. Again, use the search feature to explore your options. There's a wealth of information in earlier posts here on the Hardbaits Forum.

I am painting a freshly carved wooden one.

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