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Priming Plastic Crankbait Bodies

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What is a good primer to use on clear crankbait bodies before painting them? Do they need to be sanded first to help get a tooth for the paint to adhere to? I use lacquer paint and did not know if it would react to the clear bodies. Wanted to get an idea what everyone was using.

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I use 600 grit sand paper and spray can primer , has worked fine so far , I think .

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Fine steel wool works well. Gets into nooks and cranies easy too. Doesn't take much, just a hazy buffing. If I am going to end up with a see-through or opaque bait, I spray the body with clear acrylic to get the body back to crystal clear before the colors go on.

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Lacquer is generally agressive enought to bite into plastic-to be on the safe side-go to an auto refinish supply and ask for clear plastic primer or adhesion promoter-I use Bulldog with pretty good results. can be applied in between coats and prior to clearing to lock in colors.

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