Which Top Coat to use
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Posted 22 March 2007 - 04:33 PM
I am having a hardtime finding a high gloss top coat that will dry hard enough on my plastic stick baits. I am repainting my old stickbaits with water-based paints, and I have tried a high gloss poly urethane, and I have tried a spray can Urethane finish that they use on car door jams. None of them seem to be drying hard enough. I have waited a few days after application, and I can scratch it off with my fingernail. The baits are suspending lures.
While I'm on the topic, if anyone knows the best way to stip paint off of plastic stick baits, I'd like to know your methods as well.
Posted 22 March 2007 - 05:23 PM
I can't help you on the clear coat, but I may be able to help you with the paint removal. Try Castrol Super Clean. I don't have much experience in crankbaits, but I have a ton of experience in model building, and it always worked wonders stripping paint off of styrene. Something to try anyway. I hope that helped you some.
Posted 22 March 2007 - 05:31 PM
Thanks, I will definately try it out. I have a friend that owns a paint store, and he had given me a goup type product, that ended up ruining my plastic lure. So I would be anxious to see this product not ruin the plastic, but at the same time be able to stip the top coat and paint off of the lure.
Posted 24 March 2007 - 11:54 PM
Dick Nites Lurcoat work great - They have special TU pricing too
Posted 25 March 2007 - 08:56 AM
Posted 26 March 2007 - 04:29 PM
Cool, glad I could help. I don't have any experience with the other stuff that was brought up here, but I'm sure that it works just as good.
Posted 26 March 2007 - 07:18 PM
The top coat that I found that works best with Createx and anyother water based paint is Max Clear from Polymer Composites out of California. You can spray, dip or brush it on with no worries or problems. It is a water based Polyurethane and cleans up in a jiffy. If you want more info just PM me.
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