Author Topic: Airbrushing Glide Baits, et al  (Read 221 times)

Offline tooboocoo

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Airbrushing Glide Baits, et al
« on: 08/20/18 20:56 UTC »
For those of you who paint your own lures, how do you handle the soft plastic tails and fins that sometime come with the bait?  Soft plastic dye colors are so limited.  Will a acrylic such as Createx adhere to them?  Thanks for any suggestions here.

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Re: Airbrushing Glide Baits, et al
« Reply #1 on: 08/20/18 21:07 UTC »
Createx will adhere to the plastic as long as its been washed off well with alcohol and allowed to dry, but you do need to cover dip the baits in clear plastic to seal the paint. Probably not the best application for tails.

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Re: Airbrushing Glide Baits, et al
« Reply #2 on: 08/21/18 08:21 UTC »
Are you talking about hard body swim bait’s and or top water top bait like whopper plooper that has a softer plastic tail. Or soft plastic bait’s that we inject.

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Re: Airbrushing Glide Baits, et al
« Reply #3 on: 08/21/18 08:35 UTC »
Hard Plastics with removable soft tails and fins.  See photo. 

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Re: Airbrushing Glide Baits, et al
« Reply #4 on: 08/21/18 23:26 UTC »
Tooboocoo great looking bait’s.

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Re: Airbrushing Glide Baits, et al
« Reply #5 on: 08/22/18 06:02 UTC »
Those  baits are outstanding. excellent work tooboocoo.

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Re: Airbrushing Glide Baits, et al
« Reply #6 on: 08/22/18 06:56 UTC »
Now I see what you referred to tooboocoo. There are several solvent based airbrush paints that might work well for what you're doing but they're fussier to clean out of an airbrush.

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Re: Airbrushing Glide Baits, et al
« Reply #7 on: 08/25/18 08:50 UTC »
I just leave mine clear. I guess you could use a rattle can on the tail. I would think if you cleared with bsi or kbs it might take away the action if there is any action there