Do we have any lure makers or painters?

5/18/16 @ 12:12 AM
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Captain Andy Platko
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I was just wondering if anyone on here makes or customs paints their own baits.  I started airbrushing baits this winter and let me tell you, its addicting.  I guess we can make this thread a show and tell type.  Here's a couple of baits i painted up this winter for my upcoming season. I haven't tried making my own baits yet so i'm just painting or repainting ones.

Edited on 5/18/16 12:13 AM
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5/19/16 @ 7:04 PM
Captain Andy Platko
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Either one will work. I have a pancake style as a backup compressor.

Actually Tim I use a 2 part clear epoxy and brush it on. There bulletproof like that. Devon 2 ton 30 min epoxy.  You can spray automotive clear and it holds up pretty good but I paint in my basement so I can't really spray clearcoat because of ventilation. Rattle can clear doesn't work great. All paints I spray are water based so it's safe to spray indoors

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5/19/16 @ 4:06 PM
Tim Zwieg
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Wait Andy, one more question, are you clear coating your bait s when you are done?  Will clearcoat make the finish more durable?

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5/19/16 @ 4:05 PM
Tim Zwieg
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Andy, I might still have a compressor similar to that.  I have a big 30 gallon in my garage, I have a 5 gallon pancake at the cabin, and that little one may be at cabin as well.  I better check before buying another.

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5/19/16 @ 12:44 PM
Captain Andy Platko
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Yes you can use a big compressor as long as you get a regulator that will drop the pressure to about 15-20 psi and have the correct hose connections for a airbrush.

Edited on 5/19/16 12:46 PM
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5/19/16 @ 12:25 PM
Ed Franko
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Can you use a big compressor with a regulator or does it have to be one of those mini things?  I would love to get into this I use them but i have very little artistic talent. I guess the fish don't know if you are Rembrandt or not.. Lures catch fisherman not always fish..

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5/18/16 @ 10:59 PM
Captain Andy Platko
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Actually Tim you can get into a pretty decent kit from TPC Global with a master airbursh or pasache airbursh and compressor for under 100.00 bucks but i suggest getting a compressor with a tank because without the tank the pressure will surge. Tank compressors just spray so much nicer because the pressure remains steady. master compressor with tank is about 80 bucks with a 3 year warranty. If you already have a compressor at your home then all you need is a regulator, a hose with the correct connections, and an airbursh and your ready to spray.  Paint is where you can spend some money though just because of all the color variants and types of paints like florescents, pearls, transparent, opaque, etc..., but you can create any color using the primary colors. but it can be challenging.  

I ended up getting the iwata eclipse kit they sell with the tank compressor and a bunch of other pieces.  I believe it was 300 or so. Then purchased the createx color kit that gives you all their 80 colors on amazon and it was 259.00. I bought the iwata because a buddy of mine has one and thats what i learned on.   But i really enjoy it so it makes it worth it to me. If you have any more questions let me know.

Its pretty self satisfying catching something with a bait you came up with in your head.   

 

Edited on 5/18/16 11:08 PM
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5/18/16 @ 10:26 PM
Tim Zwieg
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Andy what's your initial investment? I have often thought of getting into this. What is your sprayer or compressor?

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5/18/16 @ 12:14 AM
Captain Andy Platko
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and a couple more.  If you have any baits you made or painted or have any questions lets hear them. 

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5/18/16 @ 12:13 AM
Captain Andy Platko
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some more.

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