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  1. hi.we use urethane foams and wired thru. have you considered foam density.try 16ld for stregnth thebreak inbody is from leverage versus density. as for painting.we hot water wash with dawn dish soap. primer 2x rustoleum. finish coats are envirotex. or automotive clear. hope this helps you out.
  2. still here cancer surgery, back surgery slows a70 year old up..passing the biz to my son.
  3. we use a hagens wire bender on wood baits,also round nose pliers. on molded lures we had a jig built ..jigs can be easily made with aluminum block and machinist roll pins.
  4. use acetone or lacquer thinner to strip.and as I stated before betcha the company only used a lacquer primer no sealer to go into the wood pore,so primer could adhere to the sealer..i have seen the issue hundreds of times.
  5. try looking at your paints are not dry enuff or not compatable..that will allow peel. no adherence.
  6. at roughly 150ft deep trolling.pressures at 65lbs.
  7. hi be safe with s/steel/ brass screws on joints and belly hangars can be iffy on bigfish,,,been there done that.
  8. we use automotive urethane clear on resins ans plastic cranks.
  9. we build 10-11 and custom 15 inch. max depth 18ft. muskies are hard to get a bite deeper. ..law of average slower when built bigger. colder water metabolism slows up.here on l st clair and st lawerence ,speeds slow up . under 45 degree,s we troll 2.5-3.1 mph.
  10. yty wrapping saranwrap on the lip when primer or painting. stretches tite works great.
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    plastic bags,unless your willing to add 3-5 dollars for a plastic tube with end caps..i know the feeling.
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    update. here in Canada government has put forth billions as a social monetary net for out of work folks. t-day my wifes coronary doctor called. she requires 2 more heart stents. surgery has been cancelled. last place he stated is to be in a hospital. like I have said before folks. be safe actually be extremely cautious. hunker down till we get an all clear...the worlds changed.
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    here in Windsor Ontario. 3 cases of corons virus. .city and country on lockdown..pretty serious stuff if your a senior as we are.
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    Wire Size

    hi.we use tig wire.its 1/16th. it bends in a wire bender..thats for our wooden lures. in molded lures we use malins aircraft tie wire 0.51..all our lures are 6 inch and upwards to 15 inch.
  15. never give up. I can attest to having more then a few I have re-homed to young shoulders and backs though.
  16. we spray fine glitter thru a 5 tip pashe brush. large glitter is a salt shaker..and yes from the shop tp my house looks like the yellow brick road. its everywhere lol.
  17. there good. I made my own with needle nose pliers. 29 years old still working..
  18. hi we use16lb smooth-on.. .. .once you get used to it its superb. .density of maple floatation of cedar. we wire thru the baits in the molds..
  19. many brand names on plastic,or poured lures use automotive clears for the thinner coats.
  20. try being in the musky world lol. I have been at shows. had another builder open packaging,taking pics of my colors. butthurt not relly but there is a threshold. even have competition call and ask what colors on baits. .to truly learn the art aspect most will agree ,it comes from many paint jobs,failures etc..we just stay out of the negative,do our own thing. .when in business remember.....at the end of the day you only have your name. be honest,fair and life will be good. .after 40 years building/painting I don't have a Bentley.lmao.
  21. location. and not competing with the big box stores. carry colors the big guys don't bring in. and yes be prepared to eat kraft dinner for a while. be honest and fair. that's your best chance at it.
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    match the bait. we use lots of yellow/blk. just ordered 4000 ..we love the eyes with stems for musky cranks.
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