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Foil Painting Question

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After I foil my lure can I apply paint and still see the pattern that I engraved?Should I epoxy before paint?Will it still show the pattern after epoxy?

New at this stuff.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks Alot

-bamabass

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I've onyl foiled one bait, but I applied foil, made scales, cleared, scuffed, painted, cleared. Still haven't added split rings, hooks and fish yet, though :)

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It is quite possible to paint directly on the foil. In my experience you will still see the etched/pressed/rolled pattern just fine. Haven't tried putting the clear over the foil before painting. I'm thinking that might be a good plan for irridescent type colors.

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I paint on foil tape with no problem but guys who foil by gluing metalic foil sometimes report problems with paint adhesion. If you have any doubts about the paint scheme, a coat of epoxy over the foil makes it easy to change paint or fix goofs. When you epoxy foil, the scale pattern shows through perfectly but it's encased it in a smooth surface finish.

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Bob; I used the foil prep and painting tips the site posted (just b4 the crash) and they worked like a charm!

Thanks to you and TU, sdr

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We foil alot of baits in year...it seems like they're real popular around here. We have found that paint adhesion and just the general look of the epoxy over foil is a lot cleaner and nicer looking than painting over or on the foil. The other plus is if you make a mistake painting its easy to clean up and re-paint.....and yes the pattern shows nicely.

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Thanks alot guys I sure do appreciate the members of this site.Theyre willing to share anything.Ill ry this if I ever get the foiling part down.I almost got it.Thank you

-bamabass

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