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Where Have I Been Ths Week????
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Posted 27 May 2004 - 09:16 PM
I have been painting and painting and painting!!!!! With a Pro Staff out on tour, samples, orders, and a couple for me..... Its been a day and night thing! And thats a good thing!!!
Here are some for my friend Ron Colby
http://carolinachip....net/Ron_Web.htm & http://carolinachip....t/pro_staff.htm
Man We are having a good time!
Aw and Guess What Boys!!!!? They are getting covered in envirotex!!!!
Yall be good!
Posted 27 May 2004 - 09:57 PM
Chip those are going to look great, clear coated with Etex.
Armor coated in Etex that is.
Posted 27 May 2004 - 09:59 PM
Nice work Chip, always like the look of a finished lure before the finish coat. Are these wooden baits that you have made or are you finishing manufactured lures. Don't take it as an insult just wondering what type of work you are into as it seems your turning out a lot of baits. I figure I have been busy just finished putting the primer on some baits which will just put my production up to the 50 or so mark.
Posted 27 May 2004 - 10:01 PM
I am sorry about missing you on the calls this week.... It has been something else! Between painting, we had soccer, baseball and my wife had to have a minor outpatient procedure, etc.... we will touch base soon..... Can you call during the day this weekend or during the day on weekdays?
Looking forward to hearing from you, I enjoyied the speak!
Posted 27 May 2004 - 10:08 PM
Check out my site.... I make about 20 to 25% wood these days. Much larger profit margin on painted plastics. I typically put out 10 to 60 wood lures a month depending on the customers. I truely love making wood baits but the future is in plastic... LOL
I bought several injection molds for plastics and have hired a molder to turn them out in 600 piece/ assembled lots per lure type.
ARE YOU REALLY GETTING $100 Canadian (est $70.00 US) for your wood baits? I need some of your customers!!! Heck...I'd work three months and go fishing the next nine if I was selling lures at that price!
Posted 28 May 2004 - 10:02 AM
Damn, them are awesome Chip! Next time I am in MI I will have to stop by and watch you at "work".
I have a problem with my scale effect, maybe you can help out. The netting leaves marks in the base coat and makes the bait look like doo-doo. I presume I am doing something wrong but I don't know what it may be.
Posted 28 May 2004 - 10:07 AM
Are you spraying to heavy a coat? Are you drying with a hairdryer or something before pulling the netting?
Posted 28 May 2004 - 10:15 AM
Dang, that was quick!!
Using a pearlized paint has been my biggest hassle and I do use a hair dryer between coats. I may be getting that on too thick or should stick to just one coat as a base. When using opaque paints it isn't as bad but still happens. Hair dryer used here also. I even tried scaling over the primer but still got the net marks.
Every once in a while I get it to turn out right!
Posted 28 May 2004 - 10:45 AM
Will call this weekend, weather is supposed to dump here all week end, rain for a holiday weekend go figure.
Can not hold it against you because you have a life.
I to have problems will scale patterns at times.
Mostly when pushed to get it done.
Light coats and good curing of the base coat can not hurt.
I have done them with spary cans and had it work just fine.
And I have had it all pull off with the mesh when using the air brush.
Just can not win it every time.
Some times I think it the different batches of the mesh I get.
Posted 28 May 2004 - 10:51 AM
I currently use the mesh you get from Stamina. Folks are coming down next week, may ask Mom (she is a seamstress) to find me some softer netting.
I should have them stop by Chip's house and grab all his netting and Devcon! LOL
Posted 28 May 2004 - 11:23 AM
I think your base coat is too soft if your mesh is leaving imprints.
Try use less basecoat or let it cure longer. I think most of us has had this problem. I did when I dipped my basecoat/primer.
Chip has a good tip there, a blow-dryer helps alot when spraying scale patterns.
Chip, good lookin paint, I Like the JLC craw pattern.
take care guys,
Posted 28 May 2004 - 03:33 PM
Try drywall tape if your baits are large enough to allow it.
Posted 28 May 2004 - 05:27 PM
I don't know how you put your scale netting on your bait.
But, give this a try. This is not my idea, it belongs to
Charlie Mitchell and someone else gave it to him.
Cut scale material into a small strip, say 2" x 5".
spray material with spray adhesieve such as Duro
all purpose. Spray heavy enough the net is good and
sticky. Stick net onto bait and spray your scales,
don't put paint on to heavy. A light coat when clear
coated looks great. Peel off netting, There will be no
glue residue left on bait. The net can be reused many
times after paint has dried, spray glue will remain tacky.
And this method is a lot faster than clothes pins, spring
clips or what ever you use. The glue on the net will not
allow paint to blow under the netting.
Posted 28 May 2004 - 08:31 PM
Coley, I will give that a try. I have some spray all-purpose craft adhesive here at the house already. Right now I use binder clips to hold the netting, lots of fun installing with fat fingers. LOL
This site is great for us beginners, tons of lessons learned to help us along!