Wire Lure Scaling
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:08 PM
I ordered a section of wire lure scaling recently. I went to try it today, but I'm having trouble with it not wanting to go against the squarebill I'm painting. I would like to paint each side but the wire is pushing into the paint. The paint is dry so I'm not sure as to what could be the problem? I know several of you have bought this stencil and used it successfully for scales. What am I doing wrong?
Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:39 PM
I've had the same thing happen with scratching the paint. If you'll take an identical unpainted blank and mold the scale to it...then, you can just slip it over the painted one.
Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:54 PM
Thanks! I'm assuming it will hold on tight to the lure itself then? No clips needed or anything
Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:42 PM
Well, the ones I got from www.lurelayouts.com do not need to be clamped, clipped, etc. I just cut a piece big enough to stretch over the back and halfway or so down the sides, pull it tight at the bottom, and, you have an almost exact shape of your lure. Just make sure you do this on an unpainted one and then transfer it to the bait you're working on. They work pretty well, IMO.
Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:51 PM
I use them all the time, I just put a couple coats of sealer on first which helps protect the paint. I also do the same as above, pre mold my wire. But the sealing it helps alot.