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Old 07-28-2012, 08:54 AM   #1
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I dusted off my old air brush kit last night that i used to use to paint models and decided to try and paint a few old brass blades i had laying around. It worked out pretty well except for the paint was not nearly as durable on the blade as i would have hoped for. Im wondering how you guys who paint blades get a durable finish on your paint. I have heard about sanding the blade before I paint it and also putting some kind of clear coat over it when im done, what product do people use for this? Thanks for the help in advance!

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Old 07-28-2012, 09:15 AM   #2
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I have two young daughters and they love going to 'Claires' it is a teeneybopper store found in shopping malls. Neon fingernail polish is popular there, and that may offer some durability. It may not, but I have used it on plugs with good results.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:34 AM   #3
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i sand the blade then use a good primer. after painting i use a clear coat that in bake in a toaster oven. just warm the oven on warm them turn off after putting in the blades.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:59 AM   #4
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i sand the blade then use a good primer. after painting i use a clear coat that in bake in a toaster oven. just warm the oven on warm them turn off after putting in the blades.
What type of clear coat are you using?
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:35 PM   #5
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larryb's is probably better, but Krylon "Crystal Clear" works for me. (Spray can sold at Wally world or BiMart). I also coat my M-2 Flatties, as their finish doesn't seem to hold up as well as a Kwik.
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:03 PM   #6
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I get my paint at the local hobby shop.
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:12 PM   #7
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Go to a good car paint shop and buy a can of UPol clear coat, its very durable. There may be others that work as good or better too, if the paint guy is any good he will know.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:04 PM   #8
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If you don't mind your paint job waring out about the time your lure is catching fish, us the hobby shop paint. If you want it to last go talk to R&B Tackle or some one else that is known for great blade painting.


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Old 07-30-2012, 06:36 PM   #9
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Go to an autobody paint store and get a spraycan of self-etching primer. The stuff is not cheap, but sprays thin and will give your paint the foundation it needs to keep from chipping off the blade. It comes in black, green or light gray. Try it, I think you will be happy with the results.
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