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Stick on eyes

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Like oldthunder said definitely before epoxying. If you dont' do it this way they will fall off. This also applies to 2d stick on eyes and kill spots. Epoxying is the last process, that seals everthing in real nicely.

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Not only does the epoxy hold them on nicely, you can actually build the epoxy up against the sides of the eyes a little bit to give the bait a nice molded look around the eyes.

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Yeah, on more rounded bodies sometimes the eyes don't want to stay put. After pressing them on, they will sometimes let loose and pull back on one edge. If it's not just hangin' off too far, try what fatfingers said. Let some epoxy flow over the eye and back behind where it is slightly peeling up. Then "build" the epoxy around the eye. Sometimes the peelers are the ones that look best after Devcon, for the reason fatfingers mentioned.

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For me, it isn't just "sometimes" that the stick on eyes begin to pull off the surface of and curved surface. It almost always happens and usually after you put on the clearcoat. Especially if there's any solvent in the clearcoat. I use a Dremel high speed cutter to make eye sockets for 3D eyes. I know they'll stay put.

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