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Old 12-01-2008, 09:26 PM
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Default New to plug building... suggestions and help please

hi guys , im just starting plug building and found aolt of help here but still have some questions... after i make the body what coats and steps should i make i have heard of coating with envirotex then painting then more envirotex will this work fine ?
also what size drill bits and tools for drilling long straight holes for through wire and wieghts belly holes ect.
any info will greatly help thanks
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:31 PM
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1. Turn
2. While still spinning, remove toolrest (safety) and sand down to #400
3. Remove from lathe
4. Do any shaping (like for a pikies head)
5. Cut for the lip if doing a swimmer
6. Drill for eyes and hooks
7. Patch any holes or tearouts.
8. Dip in boiled linseed oil to seal
9. Hang for a week to dry
10. Prime with BIN shellac primer (in the red label spray can)
11. Attach lip and any grommets
12. Do wire and hardware
13. Cover lip with masking tape, push small lengths of drinking straw over the swivels and paint. I use an airbrush with Createx acrylic paints
14. Allow paint to cure overnight
15. Coat with Envirotex Lite 2 part epoxy
16. Attach eyes while first epoxy coat is wet making sure to press them in tight, add a bit more on top of the eyes to seal them in well.
17. Make sure any bubbles are removed from the surface. You do this by gently blowing on it.
18. Slow turn on the spinner for 6 to 12 hours to level the epoxy
19. Hang for an additional 12 to 24 hours to let epoxy cure
20. Scuff sand with #600 and wipe down with rubbing alcohol on a paper towel
21. Do 2nd a coat of epoxy and repeat steps 17, 18 and 19.
22. Add hooks
23. Fish
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:36 PM
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Default Re: New to plug building... suggestions and help please

I forgot who i go that from buts its the most simple breakdown of instructions.
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:55 PM
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Newbe BLO Warning -

Don't know if you know a lot about working with paints and stuff but ....

Rags with boiled linseed oil can spontaneously combust if not handled and disposed of in the correct way. Learn about it so you don't burn your house down!

There is tons of info on this and other plug building forums. They all have the search feature. I read probably about 1000 postings before I jumped in. I still search for stuff when I have a question.

For a sealer I use Minwax Helmsman Spar Urethane cut 60/40 with mineral spirits. I like it because it drys overnight and fire risk is lower. I prime that with BIN red lable (can not spray).

Everyone does things a little differently. You have to work out a set of techniques that work for you. Like I do the wire and hardware last - after I paint and topcoat.

There is a lot of learning and trial and error in making plugs. Enjoy the ride!
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:03 PM
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That is layman's terms. Do a search. There is more to it. But that was the simplest break down without explaining safety first.
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Old 12-02-2008, 06:16 AM
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Check out the plug builidng tutorials. They are stickys in the "Step By Step Plug Making Tutorials" sub forum in the Plug and Plug Building forum. Should answer most, if not all questions.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:14 AM
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I forgot who i go that from buts its the most simple breakdown of instructions.
that came from sudsy.
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Old 12-02-2008, 07:11 PM
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i have an air brush and i think ill get createx paint... any sugestions on paints, primers or sealers would be great .. and are all of these necesary?
Thanks for the help everyone
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