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using nailpolish as lure paint
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Posted 16 February 2005 - 11:11 AM
ive recently noticed that nail polish would make a great lure paint if covered with epoxy. while the idea seems terrific, why dont more people do it? im assuming there is a drawback? some of the metallic colors that nailpolish is available in are just phenomenal. if its a mistake to try it let me know!
Posted 16 February 2005 - 11:21 AM
My wife would kill me if she knew I was using her Nail polish!
Posted 16 February 2005 - 12:01 PM
I think the nail polish dries to fast if applied with a brush.
And the cost vs other paint is prohibitive.
Posted 16 February 2005 - 12:11 PM
Cost is about 90+ per gallon and most colors can be matched at a decent paint store.
Great for flies and single applications though
Posted 17 February 2005 - 07:37 PM
What would you thin the polish with to shoot it? I'm guessing it's a lacquer. I've never shot that. Thanks Doug
Posted 18 February 2005 - 12:42 AM
I use nail polish on my jigs. Colors are pretty good but it takes multiple coats for it to stick. I need to find a white base for them then apply color. My favorite nail polish (did I really just say that?) is the NYC stuff. You can find it at target & other fine stores for about a buck a bottle. They get the nice flourescent colors. Sally hansen's is good as well (Do I really know two nail polishes by name?).
For flies I use Sally Hansen's hard as nails with nylon as head cement and in place of epoxy for some flies. Put a couple coats on and that stuff is bulletproof!
You should see the looks I get when I'm looking at the nail polish. I've actually had to ask if they carry chartreuse...
Posted 22 February 2005 - 12:38 PM
I am really starting to worry about you Ken! Might need to send you the DVD collection of "The Man Show"!
Posted 22 February 2005 - 02:01 PM
Yeah, me too! I like the old man show best! Chapelle's show is pretty strong in the running now!
I'll worry when I order chardonnay over Guinness!