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Wood crankbait sealer
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Posted 12 September 2003 - 10:10 AM
Does anyone use Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish to seal the
wood on their crankbaits? It is an ultra-frast drying product that
is water based. You can add a tint to it with your acrylic water base
paints. It kinda looks like milk thinned with water. Extremely low
odor. By adding white to it, you can prime and seal at the same time.
Posted 12 September 2003 - 12:13 PM
Funny you should ask...I picked up a can of that stuff the other day with the same idea. Wasn't quite sure about it, since it labelled for interior use only. But then so is the Kilz I use now. Have about 10 baits ready to seal, so will probably try it this weekend.
Posted 12 September 2003 - 03:37 PM
I use that stuff all the time.I don't add any color to it.I just shoot a coat of white paint on when it dries.That stuff is a great to mix glitters in aswell.When it dries it is clear.Besure to use a good epoxy top coat when your finished With your lure..Nathan
Posted 12 September 2003 - 04:44 PM
dtrs5kprs I noticed you mentioned kilz as a sealer what do you do about the wood grain that raises after it dries. My baits seamed smooth before i dipped them and turned them on my drying wheel
Posted 12 September 2003 - 05:43 PM
Have not had problems with the wood grain. I've used 2 coats of Kilz, and Flex Coat the bait when it is dry. Base coats and colors are sprayed over the initial layer of FC.
Posted 12 September 2003 - 08:38 PM
Lurehead, if I can remember all the way back to shop class in highschool.... Any sealer that is water based should be sanded after it dries. The water swells the grain. Very tightly grained woods show less, while softer woods like pine or balsa are worst.
I just aviod water based primer coats.
Posted 13 September 2003 - 09:35 AM
As far as I can tell, this stuff works great, so far.
Posted 14 September 2003 - 09:03 PM
Coley...So far, so good on the Minwax Q on my end. Have 4 flat sides sealed with teh Polycrylic and 4 sealed with Minwax polyurethane (2 coats each). I think the ones sealed with the water based finish actually look better so far. Should know more tomorrow. Might post some pics if there is anything significant to pass along. May be a little finish sanding to do before spraying, but certainly not more than the Kilz required.
Posted 14 March 2007 - 06:26 PM
Here's a little tip most people don't realize. A great wood sealer is clear fingernail polish. No sanding needed. Next time your wife goes to the store have her pick some up. They run about .99 per bottle. Whatever you do....do NOT go to the checkout counter with them. Have your wife do it.
Posted 20 June 2009 - 10:15 PM
It tried Polyacrylic and found it to be to spongy.It doesnt get real hard which means your paints will crack ifthe surface flexes from impact...............