bass01

Blue Highlight Tint

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i am just getting started painting baits and looking to find out if there is a way to get a blue highlight color on baits similar to the color of the highlight powder used in soft baits or is it possible to mix the plastic powder in a clear to get the same color effect. Thanks BASS01

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You can certainly spray transparent Createx on plastic and get a transparent effect. It's not baked into the plastic, of course. Maybe I'm not understanding your question as well. Always possible.

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There's a couple of ways to put the highlight on that I can see.

You can take a art brush and brush it on the areas you want to highlight; then clear it. Also; if you want to put an overall look; you can put a small amount of highlight in the clear and then dip your bait.

www.novalures.com

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the color i would like to make for example is a bone color but when moved you notice a blue tint to it if i am explaining it right.

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If you're using water-base paint, you can use Parma Faskolor Faschange Blue. Parma is made by Createx and has the same properties as Createx.Airbrush Colors paint. There are also other color shifting colors in other airbrush paints.

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I use Auto Air Series 4400 Hi-Lite Interference FX airbrush paint. You can put 3-4 light coats of it on any color paint and it will leave a blue hi-lite across it. Here is a link where I purchase mine. The pic of the hi-lite blue on the link looks dark because it is sprayed over black. Sprayed over lighter colors, it leaves a ghostly blue.

http://www.chicagoairbrushsupply.com/ause44gemsh46.html

Here is a pic of some shads where I added the blue hi-lite across the shoulders of them. Just to give you an idea how it shows up on baits.

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Here's an example of what brushing the highlight looks like. It takes a very light touch as it can go on quite heavily. Once you clear over it, it will give it depth.

I haven't tried it; but I'm pretty sure it can be sprayed thorgh an airbrush. It will have to be applied over a damp surface for it to stick though.

www.novalures.com

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Just had a thought. Try putting a small amount of highlight in a water born clearcoat. That way the bait will not have to be damp in order to get it to stick. Then just dip the bait in the same clear after the spray has dried.

Should be a nice effect.

www.novalures.com

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Smith Paints make Wildlife Colors, and they have an irridescent line that color shifts. I use the violet a lot.

Nova is right on about adding color, or glitter, to waterborne clear coat. Keep it mixed, and brush it on where you want it, or coat the whole lure.

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I agree paint a base coat of white and then spray interference blue over the bait, it will pop in the sun after you clear it. You can alter the intensity of the blue based on the base coat, sliver will give you a medium and black will give you darker.

MS

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The easiest way to get the color shift highlight I have found, is to mix a tiny bit of pearl pigment of your color choice in your topcoat then apply to your lure. When I say a tiny bit, I mean That quite literally. I use a needle and dip it in the pigment then tap it on the edge of the mixing cup. One or two dips is usually more than enough. That way you are just tinting your clear, not coloring it. Make sense? When that coat dries if you put a second coat on it really deepens the effect and gives it that deep wet look.

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Everybody Thanks seems like i will try a few ways and see what works best for me and as been said so often i'm spending way to much money to make a few lures but thats not the point anyway the enjoyment i get from it is worth it. Thanks Again Bass01

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