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Solarez And Glitter?

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I used silver glitter and it worked fine.  The glitter starts to settle to the bottom after awhile so you have to stir it up. 

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I would try mixing the glitter into some clear moisture cure urethane and applying it first.  Once its dry, you can coat with Solarez.  That way, you don't mess up a bunch of Solarez experimenting.

Even the flake in boat paint schemes has a clear over it.

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Mark is right..I mix my glitter with a little polyacrilic and brush it on..Then top coat...Nathan

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I mix it with Createx clear coat brush on heat set then clear with what ever.

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I concur with bobv and Mark.  I shoot some createx clear, then sprinkle glitter over top.  I then heat set, and dip into my solarez.  Glitter stays in place just fine!  I normally don't apply glitter to the entire bait either though.  I would be concerned with solarez having a chemical reaction with the glitter if left in mixture for too long.

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The main reason I won't add glitter to the Solarez is that I don't want anything to potentially weaken my top coat.

While it's an extra step to add a glitter coat first, I still think it's a better way to go than adding it to the Solarez top coat.

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That is a good point Mark. Adding anything to polyester resin will weaken it both sticking ability and strength.

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Depending on the amount of flake, I'd also be concerned with light not reaching all of the solarez.

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It's been my experience that if you want a smooth surface after applying glitter your going to need to apply at least one more layer, and maybe more, to cover the flake. Makes no difference whether you mix it with something and brush it on, spray it on or sprinkle it into a layer that's already been applied to the lure. I will admit I have limited experience with the different sizes of flake, but if it's much bigger than the pearls in pearl paint then it's going to stick above the layer it's applied with. You just need to take this into account when making a decision as to when, and how, your going to apply the flake.

 

Ben

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Nail polish with glitter in it seems to lay down better for me.  Maybe it's the heavier body of the polish, I don't know exactly, but it works for me.

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Mark, I tried putting glitter on with clear nail polish last year on some lures! But I noticed it really turned brown after a couple months. Have you had this happen to your lures?

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I find that the cheaper nail polish yellows over time, the Sally Hansen not so much.

I'm guessing it's not designed for long outdoor exposure, but more like for hours under fluorescent lights in an office.

I know my daughters change their polish long before it gets a chance to yellow.

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