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Hook Hanger Protection During Clear Coat

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Whats the best way to protect the hook hangers on the lure while putting on 2 ton epoxy so the epoxy doesnt dry all over the hook hanger. Thankyou Smitty

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I think most of us don't worry about getting clear on the hangers. Coat the whole lure, put it on drying wheel if you have one, and then after the clear sets use a wire wheel on a dremel tool to clean it off.

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You can put a small piece of heat shrink tubing on the hanger.

Remove it as soon as you finish clearcoating the lure.

Touch up any thing you missed around the hook hanger.

Coley

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Also, I don't know if any of you bought or saw the Rapala fishing DVD. In there were snippets of there lure making process, and there lures aren't made that different than many of you guys here who make wooden baits. I saw that there hook hangers had huge globs of clear coat on them, so they must clean them of with some kind of brush or something?

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Split ring pliers work great for cleaning too..just hook the notch through the eyescrew rotate the pliers back and forth,it breaks the epoxy loose..Nathan

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...as does a small drill bit if the epoxy is a tad thick. Once you have a hole you can trim up with a craft knife. Of course you want to be careful and not violate your seal to the paint.

Dean

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