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#1 bamabass



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Posted 12 January 2007 - 12:26 PM

i was wondering if you guys knew if putting clear fingernail polish sealer worked on lures.i dabbed some on the other day and it seemed to look good and somewhat tough.if anyone knows if this is possible to use please let me know

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 01:08 PM

I use clear polish to coat my masters to make molds after I carve them but I don't think that it will hols up in water. I think that it will turn "milky".

To try it, coat a piece of dowel with several coats and put it a pan of water for an hour to see what happens.


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Posted 13 January 2007 - 09:16 PM

Some brands you can use. Look on the labels and you will see that some are actually an epoxy. The only problem is that they start to cure PDQ.

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 07:05 PM

Yes, you can use it. This stuff can be handy for coating popper mouths since the brush allows you to reach areas that would be difficult to coat with other products. Also, the popper mouth is a more protected area, and will be less likely to receive abuse from rocks, brush, etc. Never noticed problems with the milky tinting, but as Skeeter mentioned there are a lot of brands out there.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 02:06 AM

I made lots of spinners over the last 20 years, and to many of them I covered the blade with fingernail polish sealer, after sanding it, or after sticking a metal foil. The fingernail polish was a cheap chinese stuff, so it wasn't epoxy. These spinners still look OK, with some exceptions, due to the abuse they suffered. Never had problems with color changing over time.
But I use other materials for my crankbaits, which are not necessarily better.
So for sealing crankbaits, I think fingernail polish is OK, but you have to work quickly, because it dries in seconds.