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Thoughts on alternativelures.com and painting hardbait blanks


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Anybody here have experience with alternativelures.com? They sell incredibly well priced knockoff crankbait blanks. I was planning on buying their blanks to save the money, and then painting them myself with a simple rattlecan.

The details of the paintjob don't matter to me, I just care about the overall color scheme and the action of the bait. Thoughts? Is this achievable with a rattlecan or do I need fancier equipment to paint these blanks? Is alternativelures.com a good site? Are their blanks comparable to the real thing? 

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They have good blanks, I've bought several swimbait blanks from them. Not exactly the same as the real deal, but close and the price is good.

 

I haven't rattle can painted any, but I did buy a big pack of Sharpies and have "painted" some with those with good success. Just make sure to scuff them up a little before painting to help hold the paint. 

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I have tryed rattlecanning, but im not that talented. I went way too heavy with it and got runs. Sure it could be done though. I ended up buying a paint brush and cretex. That is working better for me, but im still learning.

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They have some good blanks for sure.  I started out rattle canning it.  You have to have patience for dry times if you want any sort of detail.  But it is possible.  Once I moved to acrylics and an airbrush, I can finish baits in hours rather than days. 

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