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    Posted: 19 Apr 2010 at 9:38am
I picked up some blank wooden lures at a garage sale on the weekend and thought they would be great to start off with, before i go all and start making them from scratch. the guy had intended to make them into cod lures, so they are already sanded into a rough shape.
 
so where would i go from here?
from having a read through the forum..
-sand down to the exact shape i want (any tips on getting them all consistantly the same shape?)
- glue in the bib and the rings (aroldite?)
- coat of paint (any specific paint i should use? what do i use as the top coat over the paint to keep it water proof? how many layers?)'
- then put on all the split rings and hooks.
 
am i missing anything?
 
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G'day mate . I use mainly auto Paint in acrylic most auto shops should be able to help you out there. I also use fluro paint that you can buy in a can from Bunnings for about 18 Dollars and decant them into a bottle .you will have to thin down you paint with thinners at a mixture of 2 to 1 then apply your paint base colur first .i usually paint white base and then prodominent colours over the top. Then comes stripes and patterns which I use templates for usually made from plastic milk cartons. then paint your eyes but I use stickers, once that is done I put the clear on I use acrylic top coat  usually 4 to 5 coats. If you need any more help just give a yell. There are a lot of little secrets that you can pick up just by putting your ear to the ground.Artistic Regards Pete. at twitchy Lures.
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pete,
for the top coat, where do you pick that up from? could i use the missus' clear acrylic nail polish!?

for the paint, i just picked up some inks from the art shop and painfully tried to do some colourwork... can only get better with practice though!
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The acryllic clear coat from an auto shop, got to be careful painting things like nail polish over the paint with a brush as it will soften and pull at the paint as you brush making it run.Wink
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Hi Heath, Yeah I had afriend that asked me to do a resto on one of his favourite lures , what he didn't tell me was that he had a go with nail polish . I ended up stripping it back to bare timber after I had painted it 5 times the acrylic paint just went straight to orange peel every time Learnt my lesson the hard wayCryCryCryCryCry Regards Pete.
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Hi Goldie , Try not to put the acrylic auto clear over the top of the art inks as they are water based and the clear will just flake off . You are better off to get a couple of small cans of acrylic touch up paints from the auto shop for the ammount of work that you are going to do.WinkWinkWinkWink Regards Pete.
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panelbeaters   can be handy,get yourself a heap of small vegemite jars and rock up to your local
panel shop and donate a carton of beer to the manager and give him the jars,ask him if he can get you a few dregs over the next fortnight,they can be 2pack or acrylic lacquer as they both use the same thinners,another source is flea markets ,i buy a lot of old tins of touch up paint this way and
have been picking up cans for $3.00 each of late(got a tin of indigo haze the other day,only the best purple color for lures ever!)good luckThumbs Up
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Hi Goldie , Probanly should have asked how you where going to paint the lures . Do you have an airbrush and compressor or are you going to use spray cans  or are you going to brush coat them? QuestionQuestionQuestion Regards Pete. 
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ive given them both a go...i sprayed the first lot, then brushed them....ive just a mix of spray paint and acrylic paints....if i can get my hands on a can of acrylic top coat..can i just spray 4-5 coats and they should be right?

ive taken pics of the process so will post once i have the final product.
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Should be fine, as long as the paints are matched. Acryllic to acryllic and enamels to enamels ect. I have sprayed thinners based acryllic over water based acryllic before with no problems, but made sure it was completely dry first. Always easier to test the 2 paint compatabilities on something before putting it on your lure if your not sure!ShockedWink
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Hi Goldie , If you can get some acrylic top coat in a can that should do the trick , But as Heath says try not to put acrylic over Enamel  .Won't be long now and we should start to see some results, keep up the good work.ClapClapClapClap Regards Pete.
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You can put auto 2-pac over auto acrylic but it is best to make sure the acrylic is dry otherwise it won't dry properly under the 2-pac. I've been puting three coats over acrylic with no trouble and gives a solid smoth finish. You can also spray 2-pac over most premanent markers and over vynal (stickers) with no trouble.
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Yep.2 pack auto clear.A few coats using an airbrush.Its fast to do and great resultsWink.
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