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removing paint from lures

Discussion in 'Lure DIY: Home Made Lures & Lure Fishing Tackle' started by Northgarden, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. Northgarden

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    Hi I have a lure that I bought unfortunately the colour is not what I wanted. I was wanting to repaint it in a different colour. The question I have is what is the best way to remove the paint. Can I use something like Nitro mors to strip or will this melt the plastic.
    Also how difficult would it be to replicate the 500p colour?
     
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    Maybe check out the thread entitled "Reclaimed lure id", posts 1 and 12, at the bottom of the first page in 'Bass Lure Fishing".

    The guy's done a great job.

    George
     
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    Hi mate.You can sand it down,but you will spoil the transparent look you need for a 500p.not tried nitro,but depends on what lure it is.if it's what I think it is, if you don't leave it on to long it should be OK.only way to paint it 500p style is with a air brush .nice and light.regards chris
     
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    Thanks it's starting to sound like a lot more work than I anticipated. I may just settle for white:p
     
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    Paint stripper will almost certainly eat the lure.
    Gentle wet sanding with a fine grade paper (600 grit) will take the paint off no problem.
    Once you think you have removed all the paint just dip the lure in water, this will turn it clear again and show all the bits you have missed.
    Once a coat of epoxy is applied the lure will go clear again and stay clear.
    As Chris as said you will need an air brush to get the 500g look

    Hope this makes sense???
     
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    I Read somewhere that somebody used nail varnish remover but i have no experience of using it
     
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    There's no good way to do it with chemicals. You've got to be very careful when stripping paint off lures as most things attack the plastic and/or the glue that holds the lure together. I wouldn't use nitro mors on plastic as it will melt it.

    Only infallible way is to sand them down, but you can then lose the fine details like scales etc. Once epoxied you won't feel the scale details etc anyway.

    If you are thinking of using car spray paint then use it outside with a mask on mate.. it's dangerous stuff.
     
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    Thanks. I've been looking at using chemicals to strip the pain and havent had much luck. Looks like sandpaper it is.
     
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