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When you start painting plastic blanks, you may want to put some superglue around the hook hanger eyes and line tie eye. Some of the blanks may leak around those spots. Sometimes your paint and clear coat doesn't get in around the eyes to seal those spots. You can buy 30 cheap small arts & crafts paint brushes for $2 at walmart to smear the superglue around those spots.

There are several suppliers who make those types of blanks. You can check the pinned post at the top of the hard bait forum. Here are some links








I find the narrow rolls of painting tape to be useful when painting small blanks. 3M makes 1/8" (0.125") and 1/4" (0.25") rolls.



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you wont find shap rap blanks probably, at least i have not

plenty of flicker styles out there. get a few different ones till you find one you like.

repaints are / can be a lot of work if you want them nice. sandblasting is probably the best if you have access to a cabinet. thats how a lot of the pre rap wiggle warts are done. i just re did some shad raps recently and its more prep time than it was worth

otherwise as previously stated you can tape bill and scuff paint and make stuff different colors. 

you can also just respray factory sealed baits with laquer paint if you dont want to reseal. scotch brite the finish a bit and go, this is by far the fastest and easiest

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