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Nail varnishing lures

Discussion in 'Lure DIY: Home Made Lures & Lure Fishing Tackle' started by Norwester, May 25, 2016.

  1. Norwester

    Norwester Member

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    I read on the Patchinko thread about using clear nail varnish to protect the 500g finish on the lure.
    This is something new to me.
    Do you lads use this trick on all your lures?
    Is there any particular make of varnish that is better to use?
    How many coats do the lures need?
    Thanks in advance for any info. :)
     
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    I've done it on a couple and been lazy and not done most and regretted it. Going to try to get in the habit definitely prolongs the life of the finish. I've got some Shelly Hansen hard as nails? Think it's called.. Someone (sorry can't recall who) posted a link for me on here a while ago maybe they'll read this..
     
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    Varnish is nowhere near as good as epoxy. Like all varnishes, it wears quickly, cracks and peels off. It's a temporary solution that you'll need to repeat, as you do with anything varnished.

    You're much better off getting into the habit of using epoxy imho. Might be trickier and take a bit longer but it gives you a finish that will last for years.
     
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    I had a nail varnish ruin the paint finish on one lure, you've been warned lol
     
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    yep used a lot of different shades of nail varnish....if fish are being caught on one colour, you can change the colour you use.. a small airfix humbro (something like that) varnish to protect the nail varnish, look in poundland they have loads of colours and shines to them, even glow in the dark ones
     
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    Think this is mainly about using clear varnish to protect the finish of lures, not painting them different colours.
     
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    But for us poor guys that don't have a workshop or the space to have a turner ,epoxy isn't an option.
    Some varnishes don't dry crystal clear either so is there an effective substitute for epoxy for us poor guys ????
     
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    Plenty of clear laquers or marine varnish about
     
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    The stuff you mean is Sally Hanson hard as nails (send your better half to the nail varnish section).Used it for years to finish trout flies.Cheaper still buy the nail hardener in Poundland.I use it mainly for Patchinko which have a disgusting durability for the money.I put on four coats and so far has lasted longer than the patch before losing it!
     
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    Yeah I nail varnish red, the tips of the trebles,
    Just like fingers & toes...
     
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