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Painting crankbait question?

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#1 miketr20



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Posted 02 March 2007 - 06:53 PM

Im new at this . so how do you guys get the nice looking splatter on your crankbaits

#2 rjbass


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Posted 02 March 2007 - 11:25 PM

There are two ways that I know how to do it. Use a stipple effect with your airbrush, or use a toothbrush. The toothbrush method is easier and with practice comes out nearly as good. What you do is dip your toothbrush in the desired color for your spatter and use your thumb to bend the bristles back and let them go toward the bait. The spray from the brush will give the bait the spatter. More paint, more spatter, less paint, less spatter. Practice on some paper or cardboard before hand and it won't take too long to get the hang of it.


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Posted 02 March 2007 - 11:52 PM

Another way that I have found is to lightly squeeze on a rattle camn until the paint builds on the head. Then pass it over the crank with the same trigger pressure. The cool thing is that once the head of the spray can dries with all the buildup on it, it splatters from that point on.

#4 skeeter jones

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 12:13 AM

I just got started painting lures and the tooth brush method worked great. Try to get a toothbrush with a pointed/tapered end so you only have a couple of rows of bristles to flick the paint off of. You can also cut off some rows to thin the bristles. Practice the tech. it's not hard to learn.