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#1 Happy



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Posted 29 August 2003 - 10:09 PM

I ordered some unpainted plastic crankbaits from Janns Netcraft. I opened the bag and they have a very foul odor as a matter of fact they stink! Will it go away? I wet sanded some with soap&water to prep them before painting. Will the paint and devcon 2ton cover the odor? Was wondering if I was wasting my time painting Stinky 8O crankbaits 8)

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Posted 29 August 2003 - 10:42 PM

I think after they've been exposed to the air,then finished,you won't even notice the odor anymore..Nathan

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Posted 29 August 2003 - 11:13 PM

Have noticed the same smell with unpainted baits from several manufacturers. Think it is specific to the clear bodies, at least as far as I have noticed. Trust me, it does not bother the bass. Once you have 3-5 layers of paint and 2-4 layers of clearcoat on the baits, you will not know they ever had that funk on them.

As for cleaning, I do wipe my baits down with a little 70% alcohol to remove any mold release agents that might interfere with the base coat.