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Createx On Soft Plastics?

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I'm working on a hybrid hard/soft swimbait.  The short portion of the tail is soft plastic.  I looked on the soft plastic board a little and it seems you need special paint for the soft plastic.

 

Has anyone tried createx?  I saw the video clip of Larry Dahlberg using pearl dust and "heat setting"

I was wondering if a similar process would allow the soft plastic to stick to the paint a little better.

 

 

 

Before I can do this, I have to get the dang thing to swim first!  Ahh swimbaits, why is making 10 prototypes so addicting?

 

Thanks!

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A-Mac, I don't think that createx will work.  It forms a shell that won't heat set, won't adhere, ........

 

Spike-It is in the works of making a water based paint for soft plastics, but it is not on the market yet.  CarolinaMike had me call Bruce about a different subject and he sent me a small bottle of clear.  I am trying to come up with a use for it, but for clear coating a soft plastic, well it makes soft plastic colors POP!

 

Now, back a little, Createx does make just powdered pigments to mix in with their clear bases, so it might work like Alumidust, have not tried it yet.

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Yeah, I figured that would be the case.  I have some pearl powder pigments.  I might try mixing some reducer with those and airbrush.  Maybe once the reducer evaporates, I can heat it with a heat gun.  Maybe get a little cleaner finish than brushing.

 

Eh, when I get to try it, I'll let everyone know the results.

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Dahlberg basically melted pigment into the plastic bait by dusting the mold before the plastic was poured in, so I bet any pigment including acrylic latex might work OK.  Of course, paint with water content might be a real problem but any dried pigment would probably work.

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