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Alumilite Rc-3 Basecoat

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I have poured some Alumilite RC-3 test lures, tried foam but didn't find it best for my purpose.

I poured, did very minor flash removal around wire through, washed in soap and water, waited a day or so before painting and base coated with white createx. Paint did not stick well.

I have read in the forums that you can spray createx directly to RC-3

Wash with soap and water. Run through dish washer. Soak in boiling soapy water

Wipe with denatured alchol.

sand

wait 5 days before painting

I am willing to do what it takes but these will be semi mass produced and need to be good. Clear coat will most likely be etex.

I am a bit confused as to what I should do or what I didn't do.

From you guys that have used a lot of RC-3, what is your Procedure?

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On the ones I pour I use a normal rattle can primer to help bond the base to the lure. If you want to do a createx base coat do a thin coat heat set and repeat till you get the coverage you want if you do a thick coat it will gum up and roll off with your fingers.

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what primer are you using, Kiltz, Kiltz 2, Krylon, fusion etc. Also are you washing in soap and water, boiling in soap and water, denatured alcohol, acetone etc. Do you let them set for a week or do you prime next day.

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I use krylon indoor/outdoor after I wipe them down with DA Iv poured de-molded primed and painted all in an hour before but on average about 24hrs from de-mold to prime.

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A very good primer for Alumilite RC-3 is Rustoleum clean metal primer.

And I have tried most of them out there.

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