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How do I get those bright golden shiney sides

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#1 Dman


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Posted 19 October 2005 - 06:37 AM

Ok I have my new air brush, How do I get those nice shiny gold and silver sides with paint. Is it a technique or is it the paint or both :?:

#2 Art Brush

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 07:01 AM

Hi Dman,

Most guys here use metal foil on their lures for silver / chrome look. Try Duct Tape brand metal repair tape available in home repair. Aluminum foil & candy foils also work.

Once you've got the foil on clear coat it with epoxy then airbrush the lure. Seal the paint job with a second coat of epoxy.

Tight Lines,


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Posted 19 October 2005 - 11:09 AM

Another way too get a incredible finish is too use Gold or silver glitter.(I learned this one from Coley)I finish my bait..(sanding,sealer..etc)and put a coat of white paint on.When dry,spray the sides with some 3m or similiar spray on adhesive.Now hold the lure over a piece of paper (so you can catch the unused glitter) and pour "fine" gold over silver glitter over the sides of the bait.Lightly pat the glitter in place,and let dry.After drying,brush off any loose glitter,and top coat the lure.When dry,paint the top,and belly of the lure,and put on another coat of epoxy.
I guarantee that will be the brightest finish you'll ever see....Nathan

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 12:46 AM

Yep, Nathan has it right, hard to beat the glitter.

Good to see you ArtBrush, been awhile!!!

jed v.