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  1. marc portch

    marc portch Member

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    Dream on, not that type! lol

    I've bought a couple of second hand lures, a gunfish and a z claw, that I intend to repaint and was wondering if anyone knew the best way to strip off the existing paint jobs?

    I don't want to sand them down as I'd lose the scale detail so was thinking maybe paint thinners? Dunno if or how that might affect the plastic of the lure or the glue holding it together?

    Anybody stripped paint off a lure before?

    Cheers. :)
     
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    sorry i missed this Marc..
    i scrape them with a stiff stanly blade ,its time consuming but that way you dont lose any scale effect..
    and if thats not a bother then the finish is still great,.no sanding required.
     
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    No worries Hennie. I looked for a solution myself since and realised that there isn't a proven way to do it with chemicals. There are one or two options but they all seem to attack the glue.. I suspect I could come up with a simple solution to get round it but I just gave them a fine sand and painted over them in the end.

    I got it in my head to design a colour scheme for low light and dark, and ended up painting them both similar.
     
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    the sponges you get with the green pad on them, cant remember the name. that pad does the trick.
     
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    Cheers Greg. I'll give them a go next time.

    Thought I might see a bit more of you on here mate. Hope things are good with you. :)
     
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    The green abrasive part of the sponge is just a cheap copy of the 3M scotchbrite
    The colours of the scotchbrites are the indication of their "abrasiveness"

    Grey is super soft
    Red is middle of the road
    Green is agricultural
    (This is not the way the boffins at 3M would explain it but you get the picture lol)
     
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    thats the name for it. i use the red on lures done on the lathe. my heads all over the place just now.
    its been a **** year, cant see it ending.. ;)
     
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    hi marc. my health is crap. and trying to help with my dad, the big C. but i feel helpless, useless. take care bud.
     
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    Hi Greg, really sorry to hear that mate.
     
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