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Posted 03 March 2007 - 11:36 PM
I got my spaz stix mirror chrome in. I bought the prep spray too.. Don't bother with the prep spray it more for modle makers (rc) who are spraying the inside of the car. I tried spraying the mirror chrome (rallte can) to a primed lure(plastic) the finish will show every scratch the bait has. I decided to put a coat of devcon over a old rattle trap and then spray the mirror chrome. Wow!!! it looks good. I am letting it cure and will topcoat with epoxy tomorrow nite. I read on some forums the recommendation to use a water based black paint to spray on first. I used some acrylic that was not high gloss and the finish was poor.
Max, What type/brand of high gloss black paint do you use?
What about the topcoat?
I will update after I topcoat with epoxy.
I got my spaz stix from tower hobbies 3.5 oz spray can, mirror chrome 9.39 ... 1oz airbrush mirror chrome 6.79. I believe a little of the airbrush will go a long way.
Posted 03 March 2007 - 11:49 PM
If the epoxy over white was that good, then you should try the epoxy over the matt black. It should be even better. Just a thought.
This is very interesting to me, I will be trying this out soon. I hate foiling, do-able, but too fiddly and takes too long.
Posted 03 March 2007 - 11:59 PM
Im with you on the foiling as far as time consuming. I tried it on traps and it's hard to redo them in foil because they have a fin and line tie on top as well as the eyes are sticking out on the side. The rattle traps have a nice blue mirror color on top so blending in with an opaque color does not give the same effect. A friend of mine say's the blue and chrome is the only color the sandbass will hit. Im trying to duplicate the finish as close as possible. I bought some anodized blue paint at an auto store and it looked good over foils.
Posted 05 March 2007 - 12:40 AM
The finish did not dull under a epoxy clear coat. I don't have a camara yet to post pictures. I want to try some gloss black under the epoxy. The key to a nice finish appears to be to have a glass like surface, no scuffs or scratches,
I need to find a clear coat that will fill all the cracks, instead of eporxy for the prep work. I know there is an answer here on this site. Does anyone have a quick recomendation for a clear coat. Dick nite, minwax...looking for thin....
Posted 05 March 2007 - 12:44 AM
By the way I plan to keep developing my foil skills. There are some guys here that are making some fine/killer looking lures with the foil. Foil has got the flash and that's what makes the fish hit the lure.