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Johnny Wishbone

Createx clear coat is peeling

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I'm new to painting crank baits. I read a thread that stated that it's easier to use a top coat before you put scales or detail on a crank bait. I applied a clear coat and let it set for 24 hours before I painted on top of the clear coat, when I made a mistake I took a damp paper towel to lightly wipe the bait clean and the clear coat peeled off in spots ? ? ? ? What could I be doing wrong . . . . . . ? ? ? ? ?

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I should have said that I'm only using it to cover my base coat so I wouldn't have to repaint the entire bait when I messed up on the detail work. I always finish a bait with Devcon 2-t. Or is there sonething else I should be using ?

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I have not used the Createx Clear Coat, but I just hit my base Createx coats with a hair dryer for 10 to 15 seconds to set them up. I use the standard Createx Airbrush paints that are often called T-shirt paints. The directions say they must be heated so they don't come off in the wash. I have been able to do light clean up of fresh Createx over "set-up" Createx with sucess as long as I don't rub too hard.

HOWEVER, I prefer to use a coat of E-tex if I really need to protect the previous coats. If you are just painting over a base coat, this is probably not necessary.

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All the work I'm talking about is before I use a seal coat. Since I'm not good at detail work, I want to be able to wash or wipe off detail work without having to repaint the enitire crankbait again.

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Try wiping as much as you can with a dry cloth if the detail paint is still wet.

Then if any is left a lightly damp cloth should remove the rest. Sounds like your using too much water to clean up.

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I always use 2 coats of clear coat and set them up with a hair drier, then let em set up over night.

You're suposed to gently wipe the wet paint off with either a "damp" cue tip or paper towel..."wet paint".

I role a cue tip or even a couple of them to pick up the wet paint...spit works fine to dampen the cue tips...be gentle. :)

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Createx is water based paint. That is why the clear came off. Skip the clear. If you mess up just shoot another white base coat and shoot your paint again.

Skeeter

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No. If you have a thick build up of paint you might want to sand it down alittle. But it should not hurt the bait action at all. Just make sure that the surface is smoothe.

Skeeter

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