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Want to try using some glitter nail polish on some baits and wondering which way is best. After painting the lure, put on the nail polish, let dry and dip in KBS or After painting dip in KBS, let dry, put on nail polish, let dry and dip in KBS again?

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Do a test first, so you don't mess up a bait. 

Apply some nail polish over a test painted scrap piece, let it cure overnight, and then apply KBS.

If it works, great.  

If the KBS dissolves the nail polish, try putting the KBS on first, let it cure for a couple of days, and then apply the nail polish.

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Nail polish is acetone based, may mess with some paints or even your plastic blank. I found out the hard way... 

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18 hours ago, gliders said:

Another option is mix some nail glitter in a suitable clear base..

I mix .015 glitter in Createx transparent base, and brush it on over my paint scheme before I add a clear.  Just be sure the paint is really dry first, and don't over brush.

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I don't know what KBS is. Is that a topcoat? I use Devcon and I have used envirotex lite. When I glitter I mix it right in my topcoat and apply. I usually recoat after that cures.

Edited by Hoosierdaddy

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I haven't used KBS. But with epoxy, you can sprinkle fine glitter on the first coat (using a salt  shaker type container) while it is still wet. Re-dipping will seal and smooth it. 

Glitter alone is much cheaper than nail polish. Problems can occur when you use too many different mediums on a lure. 

Edited by Chuck Young
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