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David G

Silver/Gold Leaf?

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I have. It is hard to apply. Best thing to do is put your sheet down flat, put the adhesive on the bait, wait until it is tacky (no longer wet) and drop it on there. You are still likely to get some wrinkle effect though.

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One easy method is to use aluminum duct tape from Home Depot. It has waterproof adhesive on one side and smoothes down nicely. Just peel and stick. If you want gold, go over the silver foil after you texture it with a Goldenrod color Permacolor pen to give it a muted gold effect.

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Yes it works great it is a bit difficult to handle as the others mentioned and it's not cheap I use transparent colors and fade to opaque on top I'll try to post a pic after work I did a MuskieMagnet and a repaint of an old bait so far but I'm going to be using it allot for sure

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they also make gold and silver leafing pens, which are fun to play around with.

I'll also try to post some pics on here of a bait that I did with Silver leafing. One side turned out very good. The other, I ended up having to go over with a leafing pen to cover a couple of holes.

The nice thing about leafing is that it is so thin you can paint directly over it without having to devcon over it first to get rid of the foil line. But as said, the bad thing is that wrinkles and tears so easily, and it ain't cheap.

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Sorry it won't let me post pic's but instead of the adhesive they sell try Epoxy wait till it's slightly tacky and put on your sheets of foil then I work over the bait with leather tools to give then a scale effect Good luck

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