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Posted 13 August 2004 - 02:06 AM
hey does anybody know what is the best kind of glitter to get ( like big scales but real thin like paper)? and the best way to put it on? thanks alot, bigbrown
Posted 13 August 2004 - 10:23 AM
I would love to be some help here , but......
I don't have enuff info. on your intended task to help you.
Could you provide so more details as to what you are looking to do.
What is your final intended finish?
Posted 14 August 2004 - 02:08 AM
thanks for answering, im trying to make my lure look like a kokanee and the magic glitter that im using is really fine, i need bigger glitter peices, cause i want to match the size of a kokanee scale. and i tried big glitter things and they would not lay down flat. any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks, bigbrown
Posted 14 August 2004 - 04:04 AM
You might consider trying leaf foil and spray sizing...what sign painters custom car painters use. I have considered taking a lure and wrapping it in mesh, spraying the sizing on as you would when painting scales and then applying the leaf. Ideally it would be like a painted scale finish, with the exception of the scale would be in foil. This would be a tedious operation but it might be worth the effort.
Posted 14 August 2004 - 08:00 AM
Take a look at picture, is this what you are talking about??
Posted 14 August 2004 - 11:50 AM
The larger the glitter the harder it is to make it lay down.
.015 is real nice to work with lays right down on the overcoat.
Work with it on and in paint jobs all the time.
It is about the same size as the glitter used on ranger boats.
Trying to give you a ref. point.
.008 is like dust , way to small for what you are looking for.
.025 might be what you need , but I would try the .015.
Can you tell us more about the majic glitter you are useing , maybe some one knows its size?
Posted 14 August 2004 - 07:00 PM
thank you all! yes i agree bigger is harder to make lay down. wow that lure looks amazing! thats not what i was thinking but i definently love the way that thing looks and would love to know how u painted it? have any of you ever seen the silver flake, black top ac plug? that is what i was looking for. but after seeing the picture of that lure on my post i would love to make my lures look like that, once again thank you all of you, bigbrown
Posted 15 August 2004 - 12:18 AM
Coley, that's an awesome looking lure!!!
I'll bet that took some time to get it so symmetrical.