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Does anyone know of someone that will re-paint lures for me.  I love the Strike King Red Eye Shad Rattle Traps but d**n if the paint doesn't suck.  I wear the paint off of one in a day.  I would do it but I am painter challenged.  Besides would like to have one of those special jobs done on them.

Jerrod

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www.carolinachip.com

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Very nice. However will any of them re-paint the lures I have. You know ship them to them, they do there magic for a fee and send them back? I just hate to waist a perfectly good lure because the paint is knocked off.

Jerrod

P.S.  Never mind i guess I should read a little deeper.  I answered my own question.  How do the re-paint's paint hold up?

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Send a PM to Thad and ask.

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Have you tried Earl Scheib? ;)

Seriously I've done a few spots and spoons myself by taking off the hardware, hanging them on a clothesline, getting a can of Krylon and

painting them. Won't be as good as a pro could do but if you play around enough you might be surprised!

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If you are looking for a hobby; just get yourself an airbrush and compressor.  I had 12 baits I wanted to get repainted, and the cost to send them to Tim Hughes was the same amount I spend on my entire airbrush setup.  I found the simple patters with just few colors and some scales are fairly easy after just a little practice. However, the very detailed bluegill and similar patterns take serious talent and I appreciate those very detailed paintjobs even more now that I paint my own baits.  If you can get your baits painted for $10 or under you are doing well.  I wouldn't paint baits for that price; there is more labor than you think (cleaning your brush in between colors...drying time...etc.)  There is definitely some labor involved....

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Ask the same question in the tackle making forum and you will get some hits.    Thad does very nice work by the way.

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If you are looking for a hobby; just get yourself an airbrush and compressor. I had 12 baits I wanted to get repainted, and the cost to send them to Tim Hughes was the same amount I spend on my entire airbrush setup. I found the simple patters with just few colors and some scales are fairly easy after just a little practice. However, the very detailed bluegill and similar patterns take serious talent and I appreciate those very detailed paintjobs even more now that I paint my own baits. If you can get your baits painted for $10 or under you are doing well. I wouldn't paint baits for that price; there is more labor than you think (cleaning your brush in between colors...drying time...etc.) There is definitely some labor involved....

I might do that. I already have the compressor, line just need the airbrush. Any suggestions for the paint and finish? Where do you buy yours from? Thanks.

In the past when I have a top water popper (plastic) that's paint is really bad, I've just gone ahead and removed all (or as much as possible) paint the paint so you're left with a clear top water plug. I've caught several fish on them as well.

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Sent e-mail. I do custom painting and re-painting. I'm willing to cut deals with BR members if they are interested in having unique paint jobs done for themself. If you can dream it, I can paint it. Pics available.

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Not to take anything away from all the talented people in here, but on lures that are not too badly beaten up I use a little automotive touch up paint and after it dries I coat the lure with "Hard as Nails" nail polish and you would be amazed at how long the paint will hold up.

I started doing this on jigs where the paint came off.  I was quite surprised at how well this touch up would last.  Started experimenting on other baits and due to the fact I am no artist this works for me.

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