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Posted 03 July 2015 - 07:57 PM
I Use Vision Brite-bak foil. Apply it over the white color basecoated body, texture the foil, and then burnish the edges with the plastic handle of a paint brush. Shoot the colors then use a D2T topcoat that hides any edges. I skip the step of coating the foil with epoxy before painting - just lazy and the final topcoat of epoxy hides the edges just fine, IMO.
Posted 04 July 2015 - 06:38 AM
Take rayburns advice and epoxy foil before painting, get yourself blue, red, yellow createx transparent and you can mix to create any colour. If you just paint on foil it will tend to bead.also be sure to use opaque on top and bottom if you want to hide foil edges.
Posted 04 July 2015 - 03:07 PM
Just like to add, no disrespect to bob .p. he knows his stuff, however if you paint straight over foil you will magnify the foil edges you have painted, when you top coat ,especially if you're using metallic paint this will be even more noticeable.
Posted 05 July 2015 - 09:23 AM
I epoxy over the foil for another reason (besides hiding edges). I use Createx transparent paints over foil and I don't always get it just the way I want it. Ya know, things are going great and then I mess up a gill plate highlight or mess up the lateral line or get too much red on the side of a rainbow trout pattern. With epoxy over the foil I can scrub off all the paint and try try again. I am working mostly on stick or glide or other larger baits where the slight increase in weight would not be as critical as smaller crank baits thou.
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