Mad Moose Baits

Clearcoat On A Plastic Swimbait

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How do you guys clear coat plastic swimbaits? I do not have a turner yet so wasn't sure how to CC them. I have some MCU and also have worked with D2T. I just don't want to glue the action up!

 

Thanks in advance!

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You can apply MCU with a brush if you can't dip it.  When I've done jointed baits, I finish the segments separately (best).  If the joint is made from eye screws, you can glue the screw eyes so the segments will be stiff as you finish the bait, removing it later with a small drill bit chucked in a Dremel.  I don't like epoxy CC on jointed baits because it will always chip off where the segments bang against each other.

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You can apply MCU with a brush if you can't dip it.  When I've done jointed baits, I finish the segments separately (best).  If the joint is made from eye screws, you can glue the screw eyes so the segments will be stiff as you finish the bait, removing it later with a small drill bit chucked in a Dremel.  I don't like epoxy CC on jointed baits because it will always chip off where the segments bang against each other.

Thanks a ton Bob. These are plastic unpainteds with what looks like a hinge between the segments. I will know a little more when I get them but wanted to educate myself now. 

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I ordered jr Hopkins video. He shows how to apply epoxy. He uses a syringe with da in it. Squirts just a little on the hinge pins to keep the joints from sticking.

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Personally, I only use MCU on plastic baits that I paint.  It gives a thin tough "factory look" that epoxy can't match.

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Personally, I only use MCU on plastic baits that I paint.  It gives a thin tough "factory look" that epoxy can't match.

These are baits I am painting myself, also. Thanks for the help!

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OK lol whats MCU...I know I'll know as soon as you tell me but for now I'm having a brain fart

 

MCU is moisture cured urethane. The moisture in the air that surrounds us is what starts the curing process.

 

Ben

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It would be a wise thing to bookmark the address below. Dick gives TU members a discount and has set up a special page for us to order his products from. I would also suggest doing a search for posts about his top coat here at TU. It can be tricky to store if you don't use the proper precautions. A little research now will save you a lot of frustration and money later.

 

Ben

 

http://www.dicknite.com/TU_Lander.htm

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