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topcoat on repainted production baits
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Posted 04 January 2005 - 08:09 PM
When I paint new baits and topcoat with devcon the baits seems to have a different action . I would like to use some kind of spray paint but when I have tried that in the past the clear seems thin an flakes off . Is there something inbetweem devcon and clear krylon ?
Posted 04 January 2005 - 09:01 PM
Can you elaborate on the "different action" or type of lure youre talking about? I'm not sure of a product thats in the middle of the two.
Posted 05 January 2005 - 12:43 AM
Clear laquer spray paint.
Rustolum brand at Home Depot.
Very light coats will bubble paint and eat in to the lip if you are not careful with it.
Posted 05 January 2005 - 03:40 PM
It seems that the extra weight of devcon makes the bait dive deeper and chances the wobble a little . This probably isn't a bad thing just not what I was trying to acomplish .I don't know if it makes a difference but I am painting with wal mart water based craft paint .
Posted 05 January 2005 - 04:10 PM
Try thinning your devcon with a little denatured alcohol.
Posted 05 January 2005 - 05:25 PM
I use Etex to produce a thinner top coat. I use one or two thin coats on my small top water lures when I don't want to add much weight.
I have also have top coated a few older baits with Clear Polyacrylic from Min Wax. I just dip the bait in the can and let it hang to dry, takes about three coats. It is not as durable as epoxy, but it much better than most factory top coats and it is just about as thin. Looks great too.
Posted 05 January 2005 - 06:07 PM
I have used the Clear Polyacrylic from Min Wax as well. I have covered baits for the last 3 years with it. I generally dip the baits 3-4 times times, then flip them nose to tail, and dip another 3-4 times. Seems to level out the process so the coating is even. This stuff is very runny so I usually let it drip dry. Be sure to dip the baits slowly or you will cause air bubbles that remain when dry. I also wrap a piece of coated wire into my eyelets rather than tape them. Almost impossible to get the tape off later. Simply unwrap the wire and pull it out of your eyelets. You may need to trim some excess off of the eyelets when done.
I don't think this is the most durable finish, but the gloss is great, it does stand up to teeth (at least for one summer), and does not seem to add significant weight to the bait.
Posted 07 January 2005 - 11:44 AM
If you are looking for a very thin but strong finish, PM Richoc. He can tell you how you can spray e-tex with an airbrush.
That is going to work the best for you.