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Testors Mini Paint Kit / Vallejo Airbrush Paints & 30 minute Epoxy Topcoat

Vallejo paint is a specially formulated acrylic polyurethane paint designed for both spraying and brush painting.
This fast drying acrylic contains a high impact polymer that bonds to a variety of surfaces including plastic lure bodies, wood lure bodies, and more!

Painting tutorial here

 
 
Testors Acrylic Mini Paint Kit
Qty:
Price: $12.95
Good for 2-3 small-medium size lures
Basic/Mini Paint Kit
INCLUDES:
Gloss Yellow, Metallic Gold, Gloss Orange
Gloss Red, Gloss Blue, Gloss Green
Metallic Silver, Gloss Black, Gloss White
One Small Paint Brush, One Mixing Tray
 


   
Basic Color Paint Kit
2 Oz bottles Primary colors, White & Black

Recommend a .3 nozzle or larger for an airbrush, you can thin with reducer or a small amount of water. Let colors dry thoroughly between coats. When children paint with these paints they tend to use them thick-allow to dry extended length before they are coated with epoxy to make them durable. Recommend paints be set with hair dryer until paint is warm to touch. This makes sure that everything is perfectly dry and is properly crosslinked.

Water cleanup until dry, Acetone may be required to remove dried paint. Always use either a white or black basecoat on top of your primer.
Basic Color Vallejo Paint Kit
Qty:
Price: $28.95

 
Fluorescent Color Paint Kit
2 Oz bottles, Crisp NEON glow colors!

These must be coated with a UV protected finish like our Bob Smith 30 minute topcoat available below.

Gotta love that neon yellow color under the neon green over a sandy bottom on a cloudy day. SLAMMIN Block Island color.
Fluorescent Color Vallejo Paint Kit
Qty: Price: $32.95

 
Metallic Color Paint Kit
2 Oz bottles Metallic Primary colors, Silver & Black

All are used over a white or black base.
The silver color looks very nice over a base of white.
Metallic Color Vallejo Paint Kit
Qty: Price: $32.95

 
Candy Color Paint Kit
2 Oz bottles Metallic Primary colors, Purple & Black

Thin these and shoot over other colors for some fantastic effects!
Candy Color Vallejo Paint Kit
Qty:
Price: $28.95

 
 
Flex Coat Lure Finishes
Flex Coat Iridescent Lure Finish Kit 2 Oz
Included Resin, Hardener, Syringes, Brushes,
Mixing Cups, Stir Sticks,
 Multi-Color Iridescent Glitter
Coats approximately 6-8 lures

Qty:
Price: $19.00
Flex Coat Irridescent Lure Gel Coat Kit
Flex Coat Iridescent Lure Finish Kit 4 Oz
Included Resin, Hardener, Syringes, Brushes,
Mixing Cups, Stir Sticks,
 4 Tubes Iridescent Glitter-Green, Blue, Violet, Gold!
Coats approximately 15-18 lures!

Qty:
Price: $26.00
Flex Coat Lure Gel Coat
Flex Coat Lure Gelcoat Small 2oz
Includes Pair of 3cc Shringes for easy dispensing!
Qty:
Price: $14.99

 
Flex Coat Lure Gelcoat Large 4oz
Easy seal Yorker Style Caps!
Qty:
Price: $18.99

 
Bob Smith 30 Minute Top Coat Epoxy

Bob Smith 30 minute Epoxy Top Coat,
4.5 Oz version


Enough for approximately 15-18 lures.

The BSI Epoxy is in our opinion the most durable coating
 you can use on a saltwater lure!


Glitter can be mixed with this epoxy as can most flakes.
It is recommended you turn these more often so that
you don't get puddles of glitter on your lure.


This epoxy cleans up until dry with Acetone.
After it is hard it will be difficult to impossible to remove if spilled.
Follow manufacturers recommendations on package.
Made in USA

Mix in our plastic cups below, after mixed thin with a few drops of Denatured Alcohol to make more brushable. Den. Alcohol will not affect your drying but seems to lengthen the time you have to work with the finish. Don't mix too much at a time,  we recommend our wide bristle brushes to coat your lure. Add some glitter on the belly when you are done. Rotate 3-4 times in first half hour then let sit overnight. You will have a tremendously glossy rock hard finish. I like to put a screw eye in the tail of a lure and hold with a pair of visegrips which lets me hold the lure at a slight angle. Flip the visegrips every few minutes.




Bob Smith 30 Minute
Epoxy Topcoat 4.5oz

Qty:
Price: $14.95



Above were painted with Vallejo Airbrush paints and Bob Smith 30 minute TopCoat.
Bob Smith 30 minute Epoxy Top Coat,
9 Oz version


Enough for approximately 30-40 lures.

The BSI Epoxy is in our opinion the most durable coating
 you can use on a saltwater lure!


Glitter can be mixed with this epoxy as can most flakes.
It is recommended you turn these more often so that
you don't get puddles of glitter on your lure.

This epoxy cleans up until dry with Acetone.
After it is hard it will be difficult to impossible to remove if spilled.
Follow manufacturers recommendations on package.
Made in USA

Mix in our plastic cups below, after mixed thin with a few drops of Denatured Alcohol to make more brushable. Den. Alcohol will not affect your drying but seems to lengthen the time you have to work with the finish. Don't mix too much at a time, we recommend our wide bristle brushes to coat your lure. Add some glitter on the belly when you are done. Rotate 3-4 times in first half hour then let sit overnight. You will have a tremendously glossy rock hard finish. I like to put a screw eye in the tail of a lure and hold with a pair of visegrips which lets me hold the lure at a slight angle. Flip the visegrips every few minutes.



Bob Smith 30 Minute
Epoxy Topcoat 9 oz
Qty:
Price: $26.95

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Mixing Cups & Sticks
Mini Mixing Cups & Stir Sticks /10pc
Qty: Price: $2.69

Flex Coat 3cc Small Syringes
Re-useable syringes guarantee accurate 50/50 measurement
of Flex Coat & Epoxy finishes with no silicone contamination risks!
Qty: Price: $2.69

Flex Coat Epoxy Shringes
Flex Coat 12cc Large Syringes
Re-useable syringes guarantee accurate 50/50 measurement
of Flex Coat & Epoxy finishes with no silicone contamination risks!

Qty:
Price: $3.49

 
   
FLAT CAMEL HAIR BRUSH
As pictured on right top
Can be cleaned over and over again
with acetone to remove undried epoxy.
These brushes allow the best/smoothest application coat we've found
!

Qty:
Price: $1.75

 
 


***Due to widely varying conditions it is the responsibility of the user to test processes and procedures to determine what works best for their use.***
This paint has been time tested over a range of fishing lures.
Salty's incurs no liability for paint or finishes on any lure of any kind.

Paint Brushes can be found in our Plug Hardware Page Here

Surface & Paint Preparation


Surface must be clean and dry, remove all dust etc. Recommend not handling lures with hands otherwise finger oils can cause problems. We recommend rubber gloves anytime you are coating a surface. Paint is recommended to be stirred, not shaken. Shaking paints does not allow all pigment to be put into mix. Popsicle sticks work well as stir sticks. Some people drop a 1/4x20 stainless nut into the bottles which helps to mix when shaken. Do not mix sticks/brushes between colors so contamination doesn't occur. Salty's paint can be thinned with any airbrush reducer it is recommended to use a .030 tip or larger.
Drying Time

 

Safety Precautions
Vallejo paint will dry to the touch in about 10-15 minutes.
Allow a minimum of 4-6 hours between coats to allow solvents to evaporate.
An increase in temperature will speed up the drying time.
If brushing, it is recommended to allow longer drying time.
We highly recommend you "heat set" any airbrushed paints to speed curing of paint and to crosslink. Heat the lure with a hair dryer until warm. Too much and you risk bubbling the paint so be careful!
Vallejo Airbrush paint is non-toxic. Overspray should never be inhaled, see respective manufacturers websites for additional safety information.
Always work in a well ventilated area.
Use a NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator for paints and organic vapors.
Exhaust ventilation must be provided with proper fans.  Paint carries a 1 year shelf life. Use opened paint as soon as possible.
Solvents not recommended for use by children except under strict adult supervision.

 

     

Base Coat Application

Airbrushing Application

Top Coat Application

All lures should be dip sealed after installation of weights, body filler, etc. Recommend Bin Primer in a spray can, Red works ok, as does Gold can.
A base coat is highly recommended under all colors and especially when using
fluorescent colors due to their translucent nature. Base coat should be either white or black.

When airbrushing with Vallejo paints, find the correct combination of thinning levels, line pressure and environmental conditions.

•Base White: Thin at a ~1:1 ratio, with line pressure of 40 to 60 psi.

•Metallics: Thin at a ~1:1 ratio, with line pressure of 20 to 30 psi.

•Gloss & Fluorescents: Thin at a ~1:1.5 (thinner) ratio, with line pressure of 20 to 30 psi.

 

Bob Smith Epoxy is a 2 part chip-proof clear coat.
It is used as a final coat over all Vallejo paints
to enhance both quality and durability.

Recommend a few drops of denatured alcohol in your epoxy to thin it properly. Sometimes it can be very thick. Just a few drops mixed in well will retard bubbles, and allow you to thin the epoxy without changing it's 30 minute working time.

Can be applied by spray or brushing.
Recommend coverage with a stiff acid brush
Do not overbrush!

Lure will need to be rotated for several hours so that epoxy doesn't puddle to one side.

 

Always work in a well ventilated area.
Use a NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator for paints and organic vapors.
Exhaust ventilation must be provided with proper fans. Paint vapors are heavier than air and will settle at floor level.
Salty's Lure Paint carries a 1 year shelf life. Use opened paint as soon as possible.

 

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