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Kiwi

Repainting Plastic Crankbaits

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Hi Guys

I've been given some new Rapala lures to repaint. I've only painted my own lures till now. What is the best way to prepare commercial plastic crankbaits for painting. Can you just paint over the original paint or do you need to take the finish back to the plastic. I paint with acrylic laquers.

Any help appreciated.

Thanks

Kiwi

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You can just shoot a white undercoat over the existing finish, repaint the bait, and then clear coat the lure as normal. If you feel the existing clear coat is not very good then sand it off. Some strike king lure use a film and it will peel off easily. If you paint of these then you take the chance of paint peeling. Rapala does use some decals. But I think their clear coat is fine to shoot over.

Skeeter

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I prefer to strip the lure to the plastic-you will often change the weight of the lure or deaden the sound on rattling lures if you keep piling on paint. I have 2 cabinet sandblasters for this-one with rough grit then switch to glass bead to polish. Don't try this on a wood bait!

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