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Thanks for sharing! Thats an awesome video. I found one down the page with a guy using gold leaf.  I have actually been playing around some with the aluminum duct tape and that stuff is pretty awesome. Once i can figure out paint over it, i think i will really like it. Just cut your side profile out in the tape and lay it on. A smooth aluminum round stock will work to smooth it all out. You can do the same for the top and really work the edges with the stock to make the seams disappear. 

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16 hours ago, 21xdc said:

Clear does well over wicked aluminum, It's not chrome, But looks good.

 

I've gotten a good chrome result by shooting some Wildlife Sparkle White over Createx Pearl Silver.  It seems to enhance the depth of the silver.  It's still not chrome, but it's shiny!

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On 12/8/2016 at 6:25 PM, Salty's said:

Anyone can make a chrome lure. NOW show me a clear coat over it. THEN I'll believe you got something there...

 

Isn't that the truth.  I really haven't been happy with any of the common paints and stick with the foil as nothing comes close to it at the same price range.

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Someone turned me on to leaf/foil. I believe it was you Travis. I like using leaf with candy type colors. My clear coat over Wicked colors does very well. I'm am very happy with this technique. I'm still learning new ways of getting different schemes.

Once confident with doing this I'm going to try some left over real gold leaf that I have left from a consignment that did some time ago, nothing but a "show and tell" bait. Its going on a desk. 

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2 hours ago, RayburnGuy said:

Stealing the wife's makeup and fingernail polish............swiping the kids clay and crayons...................is there no end to the depths we will sink to just to build a bait? :lolhuh:

 

Ben

no sir, just admit it and go on with your life....lmao

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14 minutes ago, jrhopkins said:

aluminum tape polished with Mothers aluminum polish

 

Only way to go in my book based on the money and results for the hobby lure maker.

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In the last ten or twelve years, I've heard of a dozen tricks to achieve a shine that mimics a new trailer hitch...until you so much as touch it with anything resembling a clear coat.

 

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I bought a bottle of this recently from Amazon but haven't tried it yet.

Ultimate Mirror Chrome Airbrush Paint 2 oz. from Spaz Stix

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On 12/11/2016 at 4:19 PM, jrhopkins said:

aluminum tape polished with Mothers aluminum polish

 

chrome bait - Copy.JPG

Most polishes contain carnuba wax. How do you prep this for paint?

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