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    Paint removal solution

    I like working smart and not hard so sanding these lures kinda makes me feel like someone should be paying me by the hour to do it. My solution to this....Make something that works. Stripping solution ingredients: 16oz mason jar (My wife had to eat a bunch of pickles for this), 1/2 cup Klean Strip Lacquer thinner, 1/2 of Tap water, Klean Odorless Mineral Spirits to fill. This concoction doesn't melt the details off the lure. I've used it for a bunch of lures now and I'm very happy with it. If you worry about the Lacquer thinner just use less and add more water. The solution will separate over time so you have to stir it occasionally. If your lure just has paint, it will strip in just a few minutes. If the lure has both epoxy and paint then I just leave my lure in the solution overnight then get up in the morning and take a rag to it. I've included a picture of what one of the lures looks like after being stripped. IMG_20130608_173938_375.jpgIMG_20130609_030424_418.jpg

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    I will sure give this a try...thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Jig Rangler View Post
    I like working smart and not hard so sanding these lures kinda makes me feel like someone should be paying me by the hour to do it. My solution to this....Make something that works. Stripping solution ingredients: 16oz mason jar (My wife had to eat a bunch of pickles for this), 1/2 cup Klean Strip Lacquer thinner, 1/2 of Tap water, Klean Odorless Mineral Spirits to fill. This concoction doesn't melt the details off the lure. I've used it for a bunch of lures now and I'm very happy with it. If you worry about the Lacquer thinner just use less and add more water. The solution will separate over time so you have to stir it occasionally. If your lure just has paint, it will strip in just a few minutes. If the lure has both epoxy and paint then I just leave my lure in the solution overnight then get up in the morning and take a rag to it. I've included a picture of what one of the lures looks like after being stripped. IMG_20130608_173938_375.jpgIMG_20130609_030424_418.jpg
    Is the stripped lure one that you painted, or did you remove a factory finish?
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    That is awesome. I have been trying to get some blanks of a certain lure with no luck, will be able to get the color I wanted painted now.

    Thanks for the tip

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishwhittler View Post
    Is the stripped lure one that you painted, or did you remove a factory finish?
    I haven't tried a factory finish yet but since you said something I'll give it a try.

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    another thing I'd like to add is that these materials are supposed "green"...so there's a possibility that they're not as harsh as other materials....this is why I chose to use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishwhittler View Post
    Is the stripped lure one that you painted, or did you remove a factory finish?
    I just put a Norman lure that I don't use in the jar. I'll give it 24 hours and then check to see the results. I might have to make it stronger but we'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Jig Rangler View Post
    I just put a Norman lure that I don't use in the jar. I'll give it 24 hours and then check to see the results. I might have to make it stronger but we'll see.
    How'd this work out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cougarftd View Post
    How'd this work out?
    The First Solution I mixed was too weak. After 24hrs the outer coating wasnt peeling off like it does with the devcon. I then mixed a really strong batch that turned out too strong. I haven't tried again but I'm going to. Its just gonna take getting the mix right. I actually talked with a Norman rep over the weekend via email. I wanted to see if they knew any other ways but all they do is sand. I'll get it right and when I do I'll post the mix measurements.

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    I had some lures I messed up on, so I put them in the first solution I made and kept them in there for four days. I wanted to see if the solution would eat the plastic. But guess what.... IT DIDN'T! ....so lm really happy with that mixture for lures I mess up. I just have to make it stronger for factory finishes.

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    Thanks...please keep posting your results...my arthritic fingers appreciate it

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    On another note, I recently learned that by heating acetone slightly it will vaporize and smooth the sanding marks out of a lure hung in the vapors. Guys are using this technique to smooth parts made with the new 3D printers.

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    I used the above solution over the weekend with good results. I was re-painting some that had epoxy coating and they cleaned up after overnight soak. Some factory finishes cleaned up after a couple of hours. This will now be a way to prep baits for me since my access to a comercial sandblasting cabinet has been lost. Thanks for the info.

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    Gonna have to give this a shot

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    Thanks for the info. Looks like this will be extremely helpful.
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