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Painting Plastic Baits

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#1 Beto



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Posted 20 March 2012 - 11:12 PM

Hi all
So far I've only painted wooden baits with no problems so this probably sounds too obvious to many of you. I apologise for that.

A friend gave me some plastic blanks to paint and to be honest I just realised I had never painted a clear plastic bait, hence the following question:

What preparation of the plastic body is required to obtain the best result. I use acrylic, oil based and automotive paints in my baits.
Do I need to use any solvents or clean the bodies in any particular way in order to obtain the best possible adherence?

Greetings from Oz


#2 bassnbrad



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Posted 20 March 2012 - 11:50 PM

If the baits are already cleared just scuff them up with some 400 grit wet/dry and clean off. Some like to do a quick dip in acetone to remove any oils and the such that may be on the bait. I myself only lightly scuff them to give the base coat something to grip. It is a good logical question though.
Tight Lines, bb