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Has anyone taken apart a Bull Shad and repainted it, and if so is there a good way to do this?  I cant seem to figure out a way to do it.

looking to repaint some in panfish options however not sure if it is even going to be possible. 

thanks.

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its probably just work the $20 to send it to someone and get painted IMO

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You won't be able to take it apart, without ruining it. Just mask off the joints, and paint it while hanging by the line tie.

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You won't be able to take it apart, without ruining it. Just mask off the joints, and paint it while hanging by the line tie.

Thanks- I think that was the realization I was coming to as well. 

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its probably just work the $20 to send it to someone and get painted IMO

I would- but that would also be $20 more than I would have to spend at home...

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Post some pics of it - take some of the process as well.  I bet some guys could benefit from it.

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I would- but that would also be $20 more than I would have to spend at home...

 

so you are worried about spending 20 bucks on a paint job for a $50 bait that you throw on a $200 reel, and probaly a $200+ dollar rod spooled with $20+ of line out of a $50,000 boat?

 

I am kidding, I am Kidding..... just wanted to razz you a bit.

 

really I wouldnt worry about taking it apart, just cover the hair on the tail and protect the line tie.

 

post up some pics when you are done, I am always in awe of paintjobs.

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so you are worried about spending 20 bucks on a paint job for a $50 bait that you throw on a $200 reel, and probaly a $200+ dollar rod spooled with $20+ of line out of a $50,000 boat?

 

I am kidding, I am Kidding..... just wanted to razz you a bit.

 

really I wouldnt worry about taking it apart, just cover the hair on the tail and protect the line tie.

 

post up some pics when you are done, I am always in awe of paintjobs.

a fair question- but I and my brother in law both paint- he much better than I however.  He actually does live shows with airbrush. 

I am more worried about the joints getting paint.  I may put up one, but I really want to see what he can do with this bait as it should provide him plenty of "canvas"

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 Gotcha and understood.

 

past the hair on the tail and line tie, you MIGHT mask off the "joint rods" just to make sure paint doesnt cause them to "stick"

 

if I remember right, there is not much color between the joints other than the raw epoxy. so IMO getting 360 degree paint coverage inside the joint is a non factor for me

but I also understand your wanting it too.

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You might want to consider applying Vaseline on the hinges in the joints with a toothpick or something, so that paint won't adhere to them. Depending on your clear coat, this might not do you much good... something thick like Devcon will just flow around the hinges and harden anyway. Vaseline might work to keep a spray on clear coat off the hinges though.

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What about wax?

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What about wax?

 

Wax should work the same way but I imagine it would be more difficult to apply and remove than Vaseline.

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Oh I thought of another thing... Since you are painting a jointed bait without taking it apart, you might want to build a rig that will keep the bait taught while you are painting, so that your painting matches seamlessly from piece to piece.

 

It's a little hard to explain but you can take something that will bow around the bait (like the frame of a coping saw... though I'm not sure how big the bait is... it might not fit inside a coping saw frame) or build a rig that applies tension to the nose and tail. Just put some pretty strong elastic on one side of the rig and attach it to the nose/tail, then pull the bait so it reaches to the other side and fix it to the other side. I confused myself writing that so here's a diagram:

 

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Oh I thought of another thing... Since you are painting a jointed bait without taking it apart, you might want to build a rig that will keep the bait taught while you are painting, so that your painting matches seamlessly from piece to piece.

 

It's a little hard to explain but you can take something that will bow around the bait (like the frame of a coping saw... though I'm not sure how big the bait is... it might not fit inside a coping saw frame) or build a rig that applies tension to the nose and tail. Just put some pretty strong elastic on one side of the rig and attach it to the nose/tail, then pull the bait so it reaches to the other side and fix it to the other side. I confused myself writing that so here's a diagram:

 

zrTJm6Y.png

That's a good idea but unfortunately the Bull Shad isn't built like that.  The back hook hanger isn't on the last joint, let alone at the back of the bait.

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Oh I thought of another thing... Since you are painting a jointed bait without taking it apart, you might want to build a rig that will keep the bait taught while you are painting, so that your painting matches seamlessly from piece to piece.

 

It's a little hard to explain but you can take something that will bow around the bait (like the frame of a coping saw... though I'm not sure how big the bait is... it might not fit inside a coping saw frame) or build a rig that applies tension to the nose and tail. Just put some pretty strong elastic on one side of the rig and attach it to the nose/tail, then pull the bait so it reaches to the other side and fix it to the other side. I confused myself writing that so here's a diagram:

 

zrTJm6Y.png

 

 

A good thought!  I have been considering a pyramid frame actually and from the frame stabilize in place- just need to come up with something still.  

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I think when mike sprays what little color is added he just hangs them up by a coat hanger.

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