StoneCoal Tackle

Vintage Red and White anyone?

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Just finished this Moonlight Little Wonder replica. index.php?n=538It is turned from basswood and features washered hardware, glass eyes and an exaggarated chin compared to an original. I painted this lure with rattle cans. Sprayed the body antique white, masked and shot the head in red then sprayed the black spots through a paper funnel. Speaking of rattle cans, for those of you who use them this is the sweetest red (in my opinion) you'll ever find for doing a red and white lure. It's Rust-Oleum "Safety Red 7964".

Let me know what you think.

daymon

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LOOKS GOOD !!!! I'm getting ready to spray some " old school " Zara Spooks, might borrow your color scheme. The funnel is a good idea, I'll have to go spray something tonight to try it out or I won't be able to sleep. Keep up the good work.

outcast

" Catch one for me "

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Hey outcast, help yourself to any of my paint schemes! They are usually already borrowed from someone else anyway, LOL. Thanks for the compliment and post up some pics of those spooks when you're finished.

daymon

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Stonecold What are you using for a sealer? I know you said a funel for the circles and you prefered spray cans any particular type or brand ? I'm just ful of questions. Got your answer and surjestion on a lure but darned if I can fine the posting. Is it me or does that happen on here? Went to wally world and looked at the Krylon but darned if i could fine the sealer and there. Have you ever use Zinser as a primer it is a shelac base with a tint to it and will cover about anything.

John Lenox2k

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Lenox, after my lures have had their final sanding the paint jobs usually go something like this;

Spray on a coat of Krylon grey primer and let dry (12 minutes or less with Krylon!), sand with 200 grit and spray on a coat of Krylon flat white (especially if I'm going to be spraying light or flourescent colors). Then paint the lure, sign and date it and let dry over night.

Now, I hesitate to say what I topcoat with lest the Devcon gods smite me with a rusty 12/0 treble, LOL, but I use MinWax brand High Gloss Spar Urethane in the green spray can, available at Lowes and WalMart. I spray on 3 or 4 coats over a 20 minute period and then let lure dry for 72 hours (very important as recoating any sooner will result in a wrinkled finish). Then I sand with 400 grit wet/dry paper and spray on 4 more coats. It makes a pretty nice finish but probably not as tough as Devcon. I like this finish for a couple of reasons, one is that I don't have to turn the lures, just hang them up. And the other is I like the vintage look with the glass eyes and hardware installed last without being painted or sealed over. I glue the eyes and hardware in with Devcon so as to seal all openings. One thing to keep in mind is that the Spar Urethane will take on a yellow tint after several coats, but hey, I like the old look so it's fine with me. Hope this helps.

daymon

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