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Adhesive For Foil
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:51 PM
Fellows, What are ya'll using out there to attach foil to baits. I'm using 3m spray glue but feel its to thick. Want something lighter and with good holding properties.
Any help will do
Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:19 PM
I've tried a couple of different things including 3M adhesive and contact cement, which works OK but can be really messy. JMHO, save yourself the trouble and buy some Venture Brite-Bak adhesive foil. It's thin, strong, and the adhesive on it works great.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:26 PM
X2 It is really easy to use, lays down well, and takes paint well, too.
I typically dip it once in my urethane top coat, and then paint right over that.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:21 PM
Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:26 PM
I don't want to hi-jack the thread, but how does one go about making the edges of the foil disappear with out overloading with paint?
Posted 11 October 2012 - 12:34 AM
Once the foil is applied to my liking the whole bait then gets a coat of 30 minute epoxy. This hides the edges of the foil and gives a smooth surface to paint on.
Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:50 PM
I burnish the foil (thank you Ben), and then do my paint and urethane top coat.
I can see the joints, but I doubt that the fish can, or care.
Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:09 PM
No need to thank me Mark. I'm just passing on what I've learned from all the great builders here at TU.
Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:59 PM
what about extra-sticky hair spray? just a thought...... hmmmm
Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:24 AM
Thanks for all the tips, I've wanted to try the brite back. but the hairspray sounds pretty good as well.
Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:48 PM
I seriously doubt that the hairspray is going to have the strength to hold the foil down on the bait.
Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:02 PM
Let's not even get into what kind of fish a lure that uses hairspray would attract. Hahaha
Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:31 PM
Try laying on a thin layer of epoxy. 5 Min or D2T. Cover your finger with a finger from rubber gloves to apply it. Lay the photo on the lure and position it. Bullet Proof. Just my
Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:14 AM
You're alive!!!! Hahaha
Nice to see you posting again.
There are so many lure making techniques I use every day that I learned from your contributions here that I think of you often.
Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:09 AM
Thanks for the shout out. I was just happy to contribute.
Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:45 AM
Hammer Mechanic, 1st Class.
"Too soon old, Too late smart."
The older I get, the smarter your quote becomes. Hahaha
Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:22 PM
Posted 20 April 2013 - 05:44 PM
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