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hey i just dipped my lure in sherwood lacquer after spraying it with enamel paint and the paint started to melt and drip of what is happenning, why and how do i stop it or what paint should i be using? thanks.

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You cannot put lacquer over enamel , it will do just what you saw.

You can put enamel over lacquer that is dry.

I would stick to one type of paint all the way through.

If you are using lacquer for the clearcoat, may I suggest

you switch to some type of epoxy, such as Devcon 2 ton, or

envirotex.

Hope this sheds some light on the subject.

Coley

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First of all, besure to get the 30 min. epoxy.

Devcon has one. Walmart has it. The problem

is, it is hanging side by side with the 5 min.

Read the label and get the 30 min. 2 Ton.

Now, go over to the model car section and get a brush or

2. They have a white handle and the bristles are black, the

cost is only 97 cents.

Mix the epoxy throughly, the bottom of a cold drink

can or beer (my favorite) makes a good mixing container.

Apply the epoxy to the bait using the brush, rotate the bait

to keep the epoxy from sagging while putting it on.

After you have the bait completely covered, you will have to rotate the bait for at least 30 min, by hand, if you don't have a dryer, until

the epoxy sets and no longer wants to run.

Hope this helps you out.

Coley

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The swine kisser aka Coley, is giving you the straight scoop on the lacquer over the enamel, in regards to dipping. However, if you were to spray a few light coats of clear lacquer thinned with a fast drying thinner you can pull it off. Make sure that you shoot the finish relatively dry. You can use this melting to your advantage! If you lightly spray enamel over lacquer and follow up with clear lacquer thinned with a slower thinner it will reflow and float the enamel producing a most natural looking effect.

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The problem is from the fact that lacquer has thinners in it. These thinners are what ate you enamel. Like Coley said.... you can shoot enamel over lacquer after it is dry. This is because the thinner has evaporated and is gone after the paint is dry. Coley's advice of using one type of paint is a good one to start with. Making these baits is not easy. It is hard to swallow when something messes up the bait. I would use a water based paint to learn with. But you can start with lacquer if you want. If you have any questions I would be glad to help you with a paint selection. Or as you have seen, Coley and the others are great for help also. Just let us know. :)

Skeeter

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i had the same problem on my first lure.it didn't drip off but after 4 weeks it was still soft.i ended up doing it over.

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