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#11742464 - 07/26/16 06:58 AM Painted an old favorite
203Champion Offline
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Registered: 12/23/15
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We used to catch a lot on this color at palistene and winsborrow and toledo when I was a kid
Brought back some good memories with my dad when I was painting them.
Thanks for looking
Lynn

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#11742504 - 07/26/16 07:33 AM Re: Painted an old favorite [Re: 203Champion]
Bois d'arc Offline
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Coach Dog and Mud Bug...very nice...reminds me of my grandpa's tackle box. He had a few of each in some long forgotten patterns. Good memories, Thanks.

A few years back I repainted several Mud Bug lures for a guy and had a heck of a time getting the paint to stick properly to the metal diving bills. Seems it wanted to chip and peel off the bill. Did you do anything special to prep the bill for acrylic paint? What are you going to clear them with?

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#11742668 - 07/26/16 09:00 AM Re: Painted an old favorite [Re: 203Champion]
203Champion Offline
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We also used to catch them on the old yellow with black dots original bomber and the yellow and black hellbender and the coach dog you mentioned as well..
I have some new mud bugs and hellbenders on the way from my brother that I am going to paint for me and him

and as of now I am using the Devcon 30 min epoxy for my clear coat

thanks Lynn

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#11742741 - 07/26/16 09:37 AM Re: Painted an old favorite [Re: 203Champion]
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Really cool pattern!
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#11743614 - 07/26/16 05:39 PM Re: Painted an old favorite [Re: 203Champion]
swalker9513 Offline
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seems like they should be finished off with a matte finish instead of something shiny.
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#11743621 - 07/26/16 05:45 PM Re: Painted an old favorite [Re: 203Champion]
bronco71 Offline
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nice! You guys are killing me, I am trying to resist getting into this. Have no idea if I would be any good at it but I already have airbrushes, compressors etc that my late wife used to paint ceramics that she made. I may have to grab some PVC and play around a bit....

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#11743778 - 07/26/16 07:17 PM Re: Painted an old favorite [Re: bronco71]
basscat dad Offline
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a piece of pvc and some $0.50 bottles of acrylic paint from walmart is all you need. but i feel compelled to warn you....it's addicting and there is no cure! loco_2


Edited by basscat dad (07/26/16 07:20 PM)
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#11743780 - 07/26/16 07:19 PM Re: Painted an old favorite [Re: basscat dad]
bronco71 Offline
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Originally Posted By: basscat dad
a piece of pvc and some $0.50 bottles of acrylic paint from walmart is all you need. but i feel compelled to warn you....it's addicting and thee is no cure! loco_2


That's what I am afraid of!

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#11743784 - 07/26/16 07:20 PM Re: Painted an old favorite [Re: 203Champion]
basscat dad Offline
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wow those bring back some memories. that color pattern was some of my first lures. we used to climb up the trees around the lake by our place and get them out of the branches. i still have a few of those old lures.
might have to put that pattern on some stuff i'm doing now.
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#11744327 - 07/27/16 06:42 AM Re: Painted an old favorite [Re: 203Champion]
203Champion Offline
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Registered: 12/23/15
Posts: 78

Here they are after clear and like swalker said I wish I would have had some mate finish for them but I think they are OK looking

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#11744373 - 07/27/16 07:28 AM Re: Painted an old favorite [Re: 203Champion]
basscat dad Offline
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Loc: savannah, texas
they're way better than ok! nice work
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#11744450 - 07/27/16 08:16 AM Re: Painted an old favorite [Re: 203Champion]
structure man(Guide on RC) Offline
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Registered: 10/09/06
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Loc: Corsicana Texas
I still have some in the original colors and they have special memories also.

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