Paint Question Again
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 07:29 PM
An update on the lure paint I have been looking for maybe some one can help. The paint I am looking for is the same paint that you would find on a road or highway sign you know the reflective part of the sing that is pearl or silver to look at it does not reflect but when you shine a light on it it's really reflective. Does any ideas anyone?
Posted 21 September 2004 - 07:53 PM
what kind of fish has a light on it to make it shine? just kidding I bet that stuff would be a good base color for a shad or minnow color.
Posted 21 September 2004 - 08:02 PM
That?s why I am looking for this color I want to use it on some minnow baits that I have. I've seen this color before on Bomber baits but I just can't find it now HELP Thank for the help.
Posted 22 September 2004 - 01:16 AM
3M used to make a reflective paint called Codit, but I can't find a listing for it any more. The stuff they use on roads is done by first laying down a colored paint and then putting very fine glass beads in the wet paint. You may be able to get some from your local highway department (just be prepared for some strange looks when you explain what you want to use it for; lol). There are a few places where you can buy the glass beads online.
The material used on highway signs is a vinyl sheeting made by 3M called Scotchlite. It is quite thick, and doesn't conform to odd shapes very well. It would be o.k. for a flat sided lure I guess; although it would leave a very noticeable edge.
I use Scotchlite for signs quite often, but never thought of using it on a lure. Now I'm going to have to try it on the musky glider that I made today...
If I can be of any help, pm me.
Posted 22 September 2004 - 09:09 AM
Maybe you can try looking at one of those shops that make decals, like the ones us fisherman put all over our vehicles. They may either have some in stock or can get it and may be thinner than the stuff used on road signs.
Posted 22 September 2004 - 11:33 AM
Kinda sounds like it would be like the "G-Finish" that I think Pradco used to put on some baits about 13 years ago or so. I still have some of the G-Finish baits, Cranks and Plaster of Paris-Rs. I dont know what they were using to create the finish but it was pretty nice looking
Posted 22 September 2004 - 11:45 AM
Here is a link that I found, http://www.allstates...ctive_paint.htm If you are trying to duplicate a G finish as used by Cordell and Bomber I can tell you that this stuff will not work. I have searched high and low over the past 10 years for a product that will duplicate the G finish baits and have come up empty