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#1 muskysucker



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Posted 09 April 2003 - 01:58 PM

I am looking to switch from water base to lacquer. I don't like water base paint because if i miss with epoxy the paint comes off right away. With lacquer base it will stay on for the most part. I was going to use car paint. There is a shop vary close to my house, and the price isn't to high for small bottles, and it should go a long way. And the colors are endless. I am adding duct work and a bigger motor to my paint booth. What paint are all of you using and a short reason why for a little help to me justifing this move I am going to make.

#2 Fat Ratz

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Posted 09 April 2003 - 03:45 PM

Muskysucker, I have been using lacquer paint for a few years now and absolutely love it. The main reasons I use them are the multitude of colors available and the quick drying time. I can spray a coat of lacquer and it will dry almost immediately. You can spray a batch of lures and turn around and spray another color almost imediately. As far as what I use, I like Dick Nite paints and I use a lot of taxidermy paint. The prices are quite reasonable. Be sure you use a good NIOSH approved mask. The fumes are the only disadvantage.

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Posted 18 April 2003 - 11:53 AM

I'd have to agree! :D


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Posted 18 April 2003 - 03:57 PM

Hi dick! nice seeing you around! thanks for taking the time to talk before. Glad we have someone like you around.



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Posted 14 March 2007 - 04:37 PM

Muskysucker- I use acrylic paint because of the simplicity of the cleanup. I can spray a set of lures one color and be spraying the next color in a few seconds. As long as the airbrush is set right and a good water filter is used on the air compressor, I have no problems. For the final clearcoat I use a one part epoxy, Top Secret, that has a shelf life of two years. It's a slow drying epoxy that takes 48 hours to completely dry to a rock hard deep clear finish that will never yellow. Only drawback is it doesn't like humidity. Living on the Texas coast we have plenty of that so I bring the lures inside the house and turn on the dehumidifier.

Hope this helps!

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 07:48 PM

I started with acrylic but just wasn't happy with their durability. I was reluctant about the cleanup of laquer but found that IMHO is was easier to clean than acrylic(for me, anyway)Now it's all I use.

Benefits: fast drying, fairly durable,good colors( Testors Pactra, Polytranspar)

Drawbacks: fumes ( Be sure to wear a respirator) and the thinner is a little more expensive than water.lol

I will be trying the Dicknite's in the future.

#7 dampeoples


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Posted 27 November 2007 - 08:28 PM

Moving to automotive paint requires homework, and lots of it. Painting small items like lures pose an additional hazard of handling the paints. I'm not 100% sure with laquer paints, but the Urethane paints are just as deadly inhaled as they are absorbed through the skin. Additionally, these paints are highly flammable, think about that when you turn on your kitchen fan or lights, they do create a spark. A respirator is also a must, shortchanging yourself and purchasing a sawdust respirator for paint will only kill you, don't skimp in this area. The point is to have fun, and enjoy what you're doing, not end up with rainbow lungs or poisoned from stupidity!

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 02:57 PM

Don't forget that when you switch to a new motor for your booth you need to get one that is designed for flammable conditions, other wise you might turn it into a flamethrower with laquer...


#9 Munkin


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Posted 02 December 2007 - 08:13 PM

Looks like I will be sticking with the water based paints.


#10 RiverMan


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Posted 02 December 2007 - 08:58 PM

If the clear coat is applied properly there is no reason why the paint should be coming off.


#11 muskydan666



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Posted 03 December 2007 - 12:25 AM

Hi!I am using water base paint and it work great!!!laquer and urethane paint are to toxic!More trouble cleaning the gun so ill stick with my autoair water base paint for sure!!!Cheers,Dan