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Clear Coat Before Paint On Blanks?
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:41 PM
Hey guys, I was wondering if you put clear coat on plastic crank bait bodies before painting? It seems that when I paint on just the plain plastic, the paint has a dull look, versus a wet look when painting on a layer of clear coat. Let me know your thoughts.
Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:29 PM
Any of the plastic blanks I've painted, I'd sand first to scuff up the surface and remove any mold ridges, then a primer coat, then paint as usual and finish with D2T.
Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:04 PM
It seems to me that the flatter the paint the more shine I get with the clear coat. Musky Glenn
Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:07 PM
On plastic cranks I give them a quick dip in clean acetone to remove any contaminants and then go straight to painting.
Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:46 PM
Maybe start with a transparent after sanding and wiping down with DA.
Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:01 PM
you can make a 3D look by putting clear coats in between paint layers.
Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:34 AM
Just paint the bait. Once you put the clear coat on the bait the paint will gloss. If it does not then it is the paint or colors that you are using.