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What paint?

Discussion in 'Lure DIY: Home Made Lures & Lure Fishing Tackle' started by Steve Tr, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. Steve Tr

    Steve Tr Global Moderator Deputy Administrator Global Moderator Species Hunt Co-Ordinator
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    I've got myself some blank wee pea lures. The question is, do I leave them unpainted, or give them some colour?

    If I paint them, what paint should I use? I have a large collection of model paints from GW, Humbrol and various wargaming companies. I also have several nail varnish for my fly tying, but worry they may melt the plastic.

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  3. Nick Phillips

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    They look like the old 'snap beans'..........mostly used in bright red.
     
  4. Steve Tr

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    They probably are copies. Got them from lure factors. They do the larger sizes painted, but don't sell paint, so can't see what type to use. Guess I'll have to try one for each paint type I have, and see if any melt the plastic, or comes off with first use.
     
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    Very good for Perch and trout
     
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    I don't think you will melt the plastic, even true cellulose paint wouldn't do any damage and that's about as spiteful as it comes.
    A quick rub over with a scotchbrite and a bit of 400grit wet and dry for any edges.
    Wipe them over with meths and get painting ;)
     
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    createx paints are good for lures in general ,.
    the humboll stuff tends to fade after a wile,..
    but are ok if you are going to hand paint them..finn of with lacquer [spray tin]
     
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