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recently, while on my favorite local pond, fishing my favorite jerkbait, on my favorite rod, I was having "ok" luck. the bait in question was a leland lures trout crank in brook trout. the pond I was fishing was very clear with a hint of green and not a hint of brook trout. so while I was still catching the bass i still felt i could do better if I a few in some clear baitfish colors.

so, i was wondering if anyone knew how to 1. remove paint from a lure, 2. whether to use spray paint or airbrush on a lure, and 3. if ugly lure eyes can just be chipped out and replaced

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Contact Richard Prager- he does all my custom work.

Below is a picture of his recent work for me.

Hope this helps,

Dave

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4 hours ago, William Rossi said:

Just buy another in a color you want.

the problem is that the color i need doesn't exist in the particular lure that I have, if there was a ghost perch model I would of already purchased it

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15 hours ago, Dave A said:

Contact Richard Prager- he does all my custom work.

Below is a picture of his recent work for me.

Hope this helps,

Dave

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thanks dave

 

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Try submerging the lure in brakefluid and checking it often. The brake fluid works well on some lures others not so much. You will need to check to make sure the lure is not softening as well. Airbrush is the way to go for painting

good luck

Also make sure you clean the lure well with denatured alcohol after you have removed the paint and let all the solvents evaporate

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8 hours ago, Jaw1 said:

Try submerging the lure in brakefluid and checking it often. The brake fluid works well on some lures others not so much. You will need to check to make sure the lure is not softening as well. Airbrush is the way to go for painting

good luck

Also make sure you clean the lure well with denatured alcohol after you have removed the paint and let all the solvents evaporate

thanks, that might be cheaper than mailing it to be painted since i have all of the described materials

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Repainting crankbaits is not really a snap project if you want them to look right, perform like the original, and be durable.  It is certainly easier and cheaper in the long run to send them to a repaint service unless you want to get into the practice as a hobby.  Bit if you want "down and dirty", take a bait that has some of the colors you need and simply apply some nail polish.

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For most retail lures .. try acetone..  and paint lures isnt that hard.. you can repaint with rattle cans of auto paint and a rattle can clear coat to keep the cost down.. if you want to get really into it get a low cost airbrush .. master brand from tcp global . then upgrade to better airbrush once you get better.
You can get started for under 100 bucks to airbrush .I bought used 30 dollar compressor and a harbor frieght brush 10 years ago .never looked back make 90% the baits I use now
You tube is your best friend just search for begginer airbrushing, and painting crankbait videos

Here is a few I painted 

 

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On 7/9/2016 at 10:18 PM, Jon P. said:

the problem is that the color i need doesn't exist in the particular lure that I have, if there was a ghost perch model I would of already purchased it

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thanks dave

 

Who ever painted these sure as hell never saw a brook trout LOL .. chartreuse brookies ?  LOL, even the brown is eh not so hot.. for ghost perch , I buy some china unpainted lures,
http://www.dingerbaits.com/store/c2/Unpainted_Crankbaits.html and paint them how I want for ghost lures, take a look at this video called antique minnow 

 

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Personally, I would choose the Hawk pattern and just paint over it to get an acceptable ghost perch pattern.  I don't much like trying solvents to remove paint from a crankbait.  Most of them eat plastic as well as paint so you have to be careful while doing it.  One sure way of removing paint is just to simply sand it off.  That will also remove any 3D plastic features on the lure, if that's an issue.  The best professional repainting services use media blasting to remove paint from lure before repainting.  If you're going to try repainting for yourself and want a semi-transparent ghost look, be sure to use transparent airbrush paints.

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Greetings

New guy here, just happened by. 

Making and/or painting your own lures is a lot of fun. You can go simple or very complex and nitpicky.

I do dabble with an airbrush but have gotten some really decent results with rattle cans. You can search out all types

including opaque, fluorescent, flakes etc. Here are a wood blanks that were done with just rattle cans and painting tape masks

cut out with an Xacto knife, nylon netting for scale patterns and some hand detailing with a small brush on some.DSC_6709.jpg.91317d278e4efbe4fa3302fe98092f0d.jpg

These are various off the shelf lures that I got the itch to modify, I do a lot of peacock bass fishing locally in South Florida and Brazil a few trips a year.IMG_3036.JPG.0b5521159df97d2d6b3540e1ebda37c9.JPG

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Just Make Sure , If Your Going With A Ghost Pattern , Use Transparent Paint , Spray Light Coats Until Your Happy With What You Want.  Here's A Jerkbait In A Ghost Pattern.

 

Mike 

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