Add flash to a hardbait

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Add flash to a hardbait

Post by mark poulson » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:48 am

For those of you who build and/or paint crankbaits, this is something I just tried, and it worked.

I added some of my soft plastic violet hilite to some Createx transparent base, and shot it over a jerkbait repaint with my .035 Iwata airbrush. It shot perfectly, and, through multiple coats, I was able to get a really need effect that shows at some angles, but not at others.

I'm sure other hilite powders will work, too.

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Re: Add flash to a hardbait

Post by Gone Phishin » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:48 am

Very cool. 8-)

Any pics?

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Re: Add flash to a hardbait

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Re: Add flash to a hardbait

Post by Gone Phishin » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:57 pm

mark poulson wrote:Try looking here:
http://www.tackleunderground.com/commun ... e-coating/
Looks great man! Those violet hues have always worked well for me in our Wisconsin waters. 8-)

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Re: Add flash to a hardbait

Post by mark poulson » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:58 am

Gone Phishin wrote:
mark poulson wrote:Try looking here:
http://www.tackleunderground.com/commun ... e-coating/
Looks great man! Those violet hues have always worked well for me in our Wisconsin waters. 8-)
It is easy to do. Just keep adding coats, dried in between, until you get the effect you want. I thought about adding more hi lite to the bottle to make it more pronounced, but decided having the option to do lighter coats was a better choice for me.

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