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Offline Fishermanbt

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Foil hot stamping questions
« on: 08/31/23 21:51 UTC »
This week I received materials to foil some some flutter jigs via hot stamping. I just can’t seem to get the process down to get complete coverage. Anyone that has experience in such care to share your process?
A picture of a few failed attempts.

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Re: Foil hot stamping questions
« Reply #1 on: 09/01/23 07:25 UTC »
I use foils from JoAnn's Fabrics that requires no heat. Just brush on the adhesive and allow to dry until clear then carefully lay your foil over the area and press it down with your finger tip. The adhesive is sold right along side the foil. I'll put a picture of the product up here in a minute
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Re: Foil hot stamping questions
« Reply #2 on: 09/01/23 07:27 UTC »
Here’s the product picture.



There are 30, 4X6 sheets to a package. While the picture doesn't show it, these foils will look like silver and gold plating when applied. I finish with a dip/drip of CS Seal Coat.
« Last Edit: 09/01/23 07:30 UTC by ctom »
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Re: Foil hot stamping questions
« Reply #3 on: 09/01/23 08:48 UTC »
Yeah I have some of that in gold, silver, and green gold along with the gilding glue. Very user friendly that stuff is. The hot stamping foil is somewhat similar but requires heat and pressure to make the base substrate sticky and to release the foil from the plastic film onto the bait. It also allows for a wide array of holographic patterns that I have not seen with the easy to use foil sheets.

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Re: Foil hot stamping questions
« Reply #4 on: 09/01/23 08:57 UTC »
I tinker with the foiling but haven't spent a ton of time with it. Originally I thought it would make a good base to spray transparent paint over but have found the cranks with the holographic film inside will do a much better job. I've foiled quite a few of the baits you show, for others who use them thru the ice.
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Re: Foil hot stamping questions
« Reply #5 on: 09/01/23 17:28 UTC »
I think I might have found my problem. I had originally used a rattle can primer as a base coat. After switching over to a regular rattle can paint this foil sticks like glue after the paint heats up and gets tacky.
Same baits in full light and partial light.

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Re: Foil hot stamping questions
« Reply #6 on: 09/01/23 17:45 UTC »
Wow! They look nice! You should show the process.
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Re: Foil hot stamping questions
« Reply #7 on: 10/10/23 18:32 UTC »
After much trial and error I have concluded that foil hot stamping is not for me. It seems the jig needs to be smooth to get decent results. My mold was designed with horizontal lines. After hand sanding several jigs I was able to get some decent results.
Refusing to be defeated, I tried nail foil.  Much like the gold/silver foil it only requires a light coat of gilding glue.  Just lay down a black base first.  This proved much easier to apply and shows through a light top coat of paint.

In the picture on the left is the nail foil (two airbrushed with blue alcohol ink, one airbrushed with green alcohol ink, and two unpainted).  Middle shows foil hot stamped with airbrushed backs. Finally, far right are ones that are just airbrushed.  All finished with three dip-n-drip coats of CS Seal-Coat. I’m still trying to master using stencils with my cantankerous airbrush. Let’s just say it has been called everything but an airbrush.

If you’ve been thinking about trying the stencils that Do It offers I recommend them. Good quality and easy to clean with a bit of rubbing alcohol.
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Re: Foil hot stamping questions
« Reply #8 on: 10/10/23 19:03 UTC »
They all look good. The foil is a nice touch but I haven’t got the patience for it.
There are good ships
and wood ships
ships that sail the sea
but the best ships are friendships
and may they
always be ......An Irish Toast