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#11541934 - 04/14/16 09:17 AM Finishing unpainted spinner blades
Bois d'arc Offline
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Registered: 05/24/14
Posts: 1361
Does anyone have any information on how to finished a spinner blade with paint, glitter and sealer? Ideally the blade would be done in a painted pattern, lightly glittered and then sealed in a way that doesn't ruin the blades balance. Been experimenting around with iridescent paint on blades then sealed with epoxy...getting mixed results. Appreciate any thoughts on the matter.

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#11542881 - 04/14/16 03:35 PM Re: Finishing unpainted spinner blades [Re: Bois d'arc]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 3669
Loc: Longview, Tx
I have used D2T epoxy thinned 50/50 with denatured alcohol, but I rarely use paint. I prefer to powder coat the blades. You can mix glitter with the powder coat and get some great looking blades.

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#11544402 - 04/15/16 10:30 AM Re: Finishing unpainted spinner blades [Re: Bois d'arc]
Streetwalker Offline
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Registered: 02/28/13
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Loc: Kaufman...kind of.
Powder paint would be your best option. If you use an electrostatic applicator you can get a nice even finish that's tough and looks great. You can also get a airbrush that sprays powder paint and use it but you'll waste a lot of paint.

I used to paint large blades for salmon fishing. I used an airbrush and paints, then used D2T thinned out and painted over as a top coat. Worked very well on the larger blades.

Since the salmon blades were multicolored it was the best option. If I only wanted a single color powder paint would have been the way to go.

If using a electrostatic gun you can lay down a base coat then use one of the many clear/candy top coats for some really neat effects.
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#11546321 - 04/16/16 11:00 AM Re: Finishing unpainted spinner blades [Re: Bois d'arc]
Bois d'arc Offline
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Registered: 05/24/14
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Great responses, many thanks thumb

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