Painting with Copic System

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Painting with Copic System

Postby luccio » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:22 pm

Hello everyone.

Before painting lures of rubber and/or resin using copic system,must the lures be cleaned and/or prepared with some product?
If so, which product to use on the lures of resin and which product to use on the rubber lures before painting with copic system?
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Re: Painting with Copic System

Postby dahlberg » Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:54 pm

If anything, you can use alcohol to get rid of any residue or oils. Depending on the amount of softener, soft plastics can always be leeching a little.
With hard baits be sure the ink is totally dry. sometimes I use a hair dryer to speed it up when I've applied several layers.
With soft plastic, dipping in clear after painting will yield the best results.
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Re: Painting with Copic System

Postby luccio » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:31 am

Thanks, Larry.

I'll clean with alcohol soft plastic lures,
I paint them with Copic system and then, when it's all dry, I dip them in the clear.
For the resin / hard lures, I'll clean them with alcohol or solvent / mineral spirits.
I'll dry and clean well, I'll paint them using the Copic system, I'll dry with a hair dryer and then I'll put on them a couple of coats of clear epoxy.
What do you thing about,Larry ? It will work ?

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Re: Painting with Copic System

Postby dahlberg » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:40 am

Should work. Good luck. Be sure epoxy you use as clear coat does not contain alcohol or high amount of solvents.
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Re: Painting with Copic System

Postby luccio » Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:53 pm

Thanks again,Larry.

Could you suggest me some clear coat without alcohol or high amount of solvents ?

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Re: Painting with Copic System

Postby dahlberg » Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:54 pm

Any of the better clear coat rod finishes. I've been using alumilite's ne UV. Just don't use 5 minute clear epoxy thinned with alcohol! Also better to dip and gently smooth with a soft brush. It's possible to smear if you are too aggressive with a brush.
Let us know how it works out for you!
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Re: Painting with Copic System

Postby luccio » Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:00 pm

Thanks for the tips, larry.

Now I just have to try: let's hope for the best !!!


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