Rangerman

ANYONE USE COPIC SRAY MARKERS

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Ive been using copic spray markers since i saw Larry Dahlbergs video.  I can paint crank and swim bait fairly quickly since there is no clean up between colors.  The spray is not as controlable as with an air brush but make vacuum box stencils to get more detailed work done.  Any one have any pics of copic sprayed lures?

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Ranger:

Here is a fly rod popper that was finished with a Copic.   Copic/copic markers are used for about 50% of my finish work.  Most base coating is done with an airbrush.  The airbrush is also used for fine detail when needed. The Copic is mostly used for coarse detail and spot work. It is a handy tool, and zero cleanup.  I like that.

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There are a few videos on you tube on these. They are good for coarse work only. Plus you are very limited on colors. But I think they work on soft plastic.

But for me nothing beats an airbrush. You can mix any color you want. You can spray for coverage or small spots and thin lines. Colors are more durable. Check craigslist - sometimes you can get a whole setup pretty cheap. But stick to the brands recommended on this site. 

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I still can't get the stuff to not run.. other than that I love them. Definitely easier and cleaner. 

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jonister:

I have had success with Copic markers not running by top coating with-

Company:CSI Coatings

Product: "Seal Coat"

Quick dry, water clean up, you will need to apply and turn until dry. 

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I have been using the devcon 2 part epoxy which gives a fantastic deep gloss but was looking for a easier way w/o a turner.  Alumilite suggested to give a quick coat of spray dealer but that's adding a step and by then what's the sense just keep spraying w sealer.   Aluma UV advertised strength total depends on the substrate it's used on .  I dropped a square bill crank bait by accident and the UV chipped off.  If the substrate can flex it will chip.  Where as the test product shown in there video is a solid cast lure. 

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