Paint cracking on lures.

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Paint cracking on lures.

Post by Captain6979 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:02 am

Hi team, picked up some nice 2nd hand lures other day, but some that I thought had an awesome alternative paint scheme, have actually got paint cracking on them. Wasn't sure if I should just remove all hooks and spray them with clear sealant or not. Any thoughts? Cheers! :)
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Re: Paint cracking on lures.

Post by al57 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:34 am

mate i reckon they have cracked due to being left in the tackle box out in the sun,most of those resin/plastic lures have a small amount of gas inside them which expands with heat making the lure either pop open,split or do what yours has done .they should be still fine to use if they havnt bent or twisted at the same time..keep them out of the sun from now on and you will get heaps of use out of them .cheers AL

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Post by Captain6979 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:40 am

Thanks Al, yeah , scored like 15 lures off a guy on Ebay. Just checked, no twists mate, all good. The paint still seems good, no flakes, just those small lines visible. Much appreciated mate. Tight Lines! :)

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Post by Blinky » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:50 pm

Give them a quick wipe with isopropyl alcohol (not too much or you'll take paint off) and a couple of coats of clear acrylic, they'll be all good then.......
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Post by Captain6979 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:55 pm

Cheer Blinky. any particular clear acrylic? or just a universal spray can from bunnings you reckon? :)

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Re: Paint cracking on lures.

Post by Flickin4em » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:53 pm

Greedys are real common in the cases of overheating also classics, bombers as well as rapala xraps are similar high maintenance lures only 15 min on a hot alloy deck will wreck a whole tray in the buildup.

It never happens to a timber lure. :rofl:

PLANO now make a drilled out hydroflow tray to prevent this issue handy to rinse them off too ... just dunk em into a bucket then dry them off on a table in the shade. 8)
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Post by al57 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:14 am

what ever you do never put an overpriced poop box jackall any where near sun ,i lost 20 tn 50 and 60s one year in an afternoon .they expanded and blew open after being left in the open .

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Re: Paint cracking on lures.

Post by Blinky » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:09 am

Captain6979 wrote:Cheer Blinky. any particular clear acrylic? or just a universal spray can from bunnings you reckon? :)
Any will do, I get mine from SCA.
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Re: Paint cracking on lures.

Post by Captain6979 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:15 am

Thanks lads. gave em a spray yday, look better now for sure! Hoping to hooke em onto a few pishys on Friday!!

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