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Whats A Good Screen To Paint Scales?

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I was just wondering if anyone knew of some good screen to use to paint scales on a lure, or where i could pick some up? I used a sink screen on a couple already but was thinking of using something to maybe wrap around em. Would appreciate any help.

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i cut the netting out of aquarium nets and wrap that around the bait and use chip cilps/clothes pins to hold it tight around the bait. it works great.

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Buy a yard of tule from a fabric store, it will last for yrs.

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if your scale mesh starts getting stiff on your i've heard you can throw it in the washing machine with the laundry and it will come out good as new. i need to try that, mine is starting to accumulate too much paint :rolleyes:

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if your scale mesh starts getting stiff on your i've heard you can throw it in the washing machine with the laundry and it will come out good as new. i need to try that, mine is starting to accumulate too much paint :rolleyes:

I soak mine in a jug of water, with a couple of caps of fabric softener. I left it for a week (forgot about it, LOL). Came out great, smells nice too. This was new material and it was too stiff for my liking.

Dave

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You can go to a craft store and buy some mesh netting. It's used for making wedding veils. They sell it buy the square yard for cheap! They do have different hole sizes too, I think. It's been awhile.

I thought I'd be smart and buy 9 sq. yds. I can't get rid of this stuff! It just never ends! :lol:

PM me your address. I'll send you a couple sq. yds. to try.

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you know what i use and its mostly free and thats my wifes fo fo shower scrubby thing once its done stretched out and falling apart its all mine and last for ever and it puts a great scale pattern and if u wanted to its a buck a the local walmart.

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you know what i use and its mostly free and thats my wifes fo fo shower scrubby thing once its done stretched out and falling apart its all mine and last for ever and it puts a great scale pattern and if u wanted to its a buck a the local walmart.

If you can find onions in a mesh bag, that works well too.

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Fine and coarse scale netting is available at about $1 square/foot at some lure parts catalogs....

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