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Old 03-10-2013, 08:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Chrome-plating or foil-wrapping a jerkbait?

I've got a couple of jerkbaits I'd like to turn completely chrome/silver in color and I was wondering what the best approach would be. Should I try to find some kind of paint that approximates chrome in color, or try to foil wrap the baits?
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Dr...go to an auto parts store and look in their auto paint(shake and shoot) section at the chrome paints. Duplicolor makes a great chrome shake and shoot in a small can, then top with a light clear coat. Not the great professional way of a lot of the lure makers here but for the quick home job it is great!!!
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I've got a couple of jerkbaits I'd like to turn completely chrome/silver in color and I was wondering what the best approach would be.
You could send them to me.

It will change the way that they suspend, so there is that. Silver leaf will affect the bait less than foil will, but it is not as consistant unless you have a ton of experience doing leaf.

Here is a great leafing tutorial JSJ did.
http://www.thewiredangler.com/wireda...trout-101.html

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Dr...go to an auto parts store and look in their auto paint(shake and shoot) section at the chrome paints. Duplicolor makes a great chrome shake and shoot in a small can, then top with a light clear coat. Not the great professional way of a lot of the lure makers here but for the quick home job it is great!!!
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He said "chrome" so my assumption is that he wants them to be reflective. Rattle can paint jobs can be really good, but you will never get a true chrome. Silver, yes, but not chrome. Slightly shiny silvery grey is about the best a rattle can will give you, or an airbrush for that matter. Paint just will not do for it.
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He said "chrome" so my assumption is that he wants them to be reflective. Rattle can paint jobs can be really good, but you will never get a true chrome. Silver, yes, but not chrome. Slightly shiny silvery grey is about the best a rattle can will give you, or an airbrush for that matter. Paint just will not do for it.
Nope!!! Automotive paints including touch up paints have come along way SS! The Dupli Color chrome is basically a two stage where the dark pigments in the spray sink to the bottom leaving the shiny faux chrome at the top much like a real chrome technique. After the paint dries buff with a light compound and you will be amazed at the results...if done right of course! Here is a helper link on the proper way...
http://www.ehow.com/about_5074553_chrome-paint.html
http://www.ehow.com/how_6525860_pain...or-chrome.html
http://www.duplicolor.com/products/automotiveMetallic/
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Honestly, we can agree to disagree here. I have never seen DIY "chrome" paint that looked better than burnished aluminum.

This, though, is pretty tits:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...v=Q3kwkki0bMk#!
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