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Where is the best place to purchase spinnerbait blades?  I have bought blades from Barlows back in March and now they are starting to rust.  Looking for suggestions on where to purchase a durable product.

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What do you mean by rust? If you bought cheap steel blades, then yes they will rust if not left out to dry thoroughly. However, if you bought nickel blades, or brass blades they will not rust. Nickle plated blades are brass blades with nickle plating over them. Brass blades are usually clearcoated. These blades may tarnish but I never seen them rust. On your current ones you can polish them and spray clearcoat over them, that should stop the rusting, or clean them really well and paint them. Do you have any pics of the blades you are having problems with?

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5 hours ago, cadman said:

What do you mean by rust? If you bought cheap steel blades, then yes they will rust if not left out to dry thoroughly. However, if you bought nickel blades, or brass blades they will not rust. Nickle plated blades are brass blades with nickle plating over them. Brass blades are usually clearcoated. These blades may tarnish but I never seen them rust. On your current ones you can polish them and spray clearcoat over them, that should stop the rusting, or clean them really well and paint them. Do you have any pics of the blades you are having problems with?

Cadman thank for the response.  I bought the brass blades.  I made a batch of 10 and used only one out of that batch.  It air dried for a couple of days before I put it in my spinnerbait box.  Now all 10 of the spinners that had the brass blades on are coated in rust. 

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Just speculation, but your brass blades have not been clearcoated, and they are tarnishing. With what you described, is that once uncoated brass blades are exposed to the elements, (rain, air temp extremes ie.hot, cold, condensation) your blades are now tarnishing. If they are true brass blades, all you have to do is get some car wax and polish them out. By doing this you will get the luster back. However, you will have to clearcoat your blades with some type of clear epoxy, or spray clear to seal in the finish, otherwise you will be back where you started. I'm surprised they are not clearcoated. Also depends on how much you spent  for the blades. Higher quality blades should not have this problem.

 

One other thing, you mention the word rust. If the brass blades have actual rust on them, maybe they were laying on top of something steel and the rust transferred over. If you are using the word rust as, the blades are a dull gray of getting black in color, then that is tarnish, just some more info for you.

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Cadman is correct, and if you purchased the economy brass blades you'll see in the description that they are not lacquer coated. There is a pretty sizeable difference in price between uncoated and lacquer coated brass blades.

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7 hours ago, smalljaw67 said:

Cadman is correct, and if you purchased the economy brass blades you'll see in the description that they are not lacquer coated. There is a pretty sizeable difference in price between uncoated and lacquer coated brass blades.

Thanks smalljaw.  I went back and looked at my order history and called the company.  They said the same thing, half of my order was economy blades and the other was premium.  Oh well, thanks to your help and Cadmans I know what to look for next time and know how to fix the current problem. 

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