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Plastic lure eye ball painting

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So whats your alls secret to painting the eyes on plastice lures with out the recession for the 3d ones ? like rapala and bagley and that type of eye ?

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FF,not saying mine are the best,but I use C-tex for my eyes.Mainly because if I use Lacquer (as I do on the body)it is not forgiving at all.If I foul up with c-tex I just quickly wipe it off.

I use the end of a small wooden paint brush and sand flat

I use three different diameters

- put an amount(of paint) equal to about the size of a nickel on a flat piece of mylar

- spread the paint out to about 1/16 inch thick

-dip the blunt end of the paint brush(some use dowels)in the paint and press quickly on the bait in the location you wish for the eye

-wipe off excess from blunt end and repeat for the other eye

If you desire two colors or layers then repeat the steps again after the 1st eye layer is dry.

All it takes is pratice

Hope this helps Blades

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I use createx to paint body and testor's enamel for my eyes but unlike blades if i screw up it's oh sh$$ you have to start over I use different size nail heads mounted in dowels to make the dots you dip nail in paint and try to get a little half drop of paint on nail then touch bait with paint but not the nail if everything works you get a perfect dot if you let nail touch most times it screws up

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ff,

No muss no fuss--colored electic tape and hole punches--allows for easy repositioning do-overs, compatible with all paints, and once you throw a coat of clear epoxy over them, you can't tell them from paint-eyes.

Dean

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good stuff , I shall try them all . I just think the 3d eyes are to 3d for some of the smaller plastics , thanks again !

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FF,

For 3D eyes I use small gems desinged for gluing on fabric and crafts. Super glue them on and add a drop of black paint for the iris.

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that's a good idea there Dean ! Haven't thought of that. Thanks for sharing. I have several rolls of several colors in my shop. I'll try it out !

T-Ball

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