tacklekid11

Roatating Tail Section

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I am trying to make a mini top raider and couldn't figure out how to get clear coat in the tail section hole where the wire is going to go so it does not get water logged. any advice would be helpful thanks.

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you can always drill the hole slightly larger than necessary, clear coat through it, and re-drill with a smaller hole leaving a layer of clear still. of course, I'm sure that was easier for me to type than it will be for you to actually do.

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You can put white packing peanuts in a jar of acetone . They will melt . Keep adding until you get a viscosity about as thick a motor oil. Dip lures you want to seal in it let dry. Can be lightly sanded. Do not use colored or biodegradable foam types.

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Just as a suggestion, cause I never tried this, I would drill out the tail section the way you want it then either dip it with a smaller diameter wire or thread though it, let it set several minutes, then pull the wire out, or you could always dip it and blow the hole out with a hypodermic or air gun. Just ideas....

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if it rotates the wire will wear thru sealer,you might want to get some brass tubeing ( most hobby shops sell it ) just bigger then your wire drilling a hole the size of the outside of the tubing coat it with super glue and press into the hole then clear coat the lure shoud take care of any water inside the lure and it will spin better on the tubing

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A brass tubing sleeve will protect the lure from wear, and is a great idea if it doesn't add too much weight.

If brass tubing is too heavy, try a small section of thin drinking straw, like the kind that comes in bar drinks (don't ask me how I know that).

If you use PVC as you lure building material, you won't have to worry about water intrusion, since it's totally waterproof.

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