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DRF
04-23-2013, 08:01 PM
Last year at the end of the river salmon season my buddy and I found a cache of river booty. In and among the goo was about 10-15 old kwicks and flats. I've been waiting for the temps to warm up so I could do some painting in my garage. Lots of sanding and a trip to the fabric store for some netting and I have some plugs worthy of a trip up to the pede or donner for some macs.
Fresh from the river.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/24/y2yjyguv.jpg
Good enough for some lake trout.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/24/asama3a8.jpg

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salmonid
04-23-2013, 08:23 PM
Sweet restore!

Just make sure they are tuned,

Steve079
04-23-2013, 08:28 PM
Sweet! That will work.

WLShafor
04-23-2013, 09:03 PM
Looks good! Nice job on recycling old lures!



The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.

blwn31
04-23-2013, 09:31 PM
Good job on the refurb, looks nice.

Keith

DRF
04-24-2013, 06:42 AM
Thanks guys. I only have 10 more to do:grin: I think I will try a craw pattern now :lobster:

AlbeeFishing
04-27-2013, 01:44 PM
Those are great looking. I have some old lures that I got from my grandfather they are great old lures but could use some love. You do side work painting lures? If so what do you charge?

DRF
04-27-2013, 04:31 PM
I do it for fun, what do you have? I might be able to help you out or get you started in the right direction to do your own. Taken some pictures and send me a pm.
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AlbeeFishing
04-29-2013, 08:00 AM
I do it for fun, what do you have? I might be able to help you out or get you started in the right direction to do your own. Taken some pictures and send me a pm.
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I will try to get some pics and send them to you tonight. It may be Wednesday though. I used to paint cars but thats easy stuff.

DRF
04-29-2013, 08:04 AM
I will try to get some pics and send them to you tonight. It may be Wednesday though. I used to paint cars but thats easy stuff.

If you can paint cars you can paint old lures. Looking forward to the pics.

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DRF
02-14-2014, 02:01 PM
Few more refurbs
The pearl/chart flatfish knocked them dead this year for us. I think we had a 12-13 fish day once we all had that color on in the boat.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/15/u8atu7yn.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/15/epu5ame2.jpg

Here is a bonus plug I refurbished to mimic a late season kokanee.

This thing should make for an interesting day up on Bullards ripping for bass or trolling it fast for browns at LGV..
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/15/ytujuzeh.jpg

:)

monkey916
02-14-2014, 02:11 PM
​nice work drf

Jfitalia
02-14-2014, 03:15 PM
holy hell that kokanee one is sweet!

BigUnInDaBoat
02-14-2014, 03:35 PM
Nice work do a rainbow!

DRF
02-14-2014, 03:44 PM
holy hell that kokanee one is sweet!

Thanks J, I figured I had a tougher inspection committee looking at that one so I spent some time on it.

;)

DRF
02-14-2014, 06:59 PM
Nice work do a rainbow!

Thanks, I thought about it a lot but with so many on the market that are already BA and easy to find, I did the one I couldn't find first.

In time I'll do one, just picked up a scroll saw so I can cut me out some plugs. :thumbup:

robn510
04-04-2014, 12:16 AM
Nice work. thanks for sharing.

hey how do you remove the old paint on them? or do you? I have a few of these that are old and need some love. do you use a airbrush or spraypaints? how do you prep the lure for paint?

Thanks would love to get these old lures a new makeover. thanks in advance.

DRF
04-04-2014, 07:17 AM
Nice work. thanks for sharing.

hey how do you remove the old paint on them? or do you? I have a few of these that are old and need some love. do you use a airbrush or spraypaints? how do you prep the lure for paint?

Thanks would love to get these old lures a new makeover. thanks in advance.

I use 120 grit then work my way up from there. My salmon plugs are primed and painted with a rattle can. I use an air brush on some stuff but for the most part, just a rattle can.

Here's a rattle can paint jobs on a plug I refurbished last week...



It's a Bomber plug I found on the river long time ago.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/04/e5aba8az.jpg

monkey916
04-04-2014, 07:32 AM
drf... are you spraying clear over your flat fish... or epoxy...? (after the new paint)

DRF
04-04-2014, 07:39 AM
drf... are you spraying clear over your flat fish... or epoxy...? (after the new paint)

Clear for now but I am going to play with epoxy soon.

monkey916
04-04-2014, 02:29 PM
yeah my buddy uses epoxy on his stuff he builds... trick is to find a big pack of brushes... because its a brush a lure on small crank baits... im gonna do up some quicks pretty soon... i coated them with clear finger nail polish... over the paint... and it worked well for me...but epoxy is way more durable... thanks drf...

DRF
04-06-2014, 05:41 PM
I know there are a lot of epoxies on the market , I've got the most experience using West system.

Here are a couple more refurbished plugs.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/07/setyqagu.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/07/ezunepus.jpg

monkey916
04-06-2014, 09:38 PM
are you just rattle canning those...? or airbrushing with plastic paint...?

DRF
04-07-2014, 07:35 AM
are you just rattle canning those...? or airbrushing with plastic paint...?


Krylon, paint brush and a Sharpie.. little spar clear..I know this paint job wont hold up to much abuse but hey it was a free plug and I had the rattle cans laying around..
I'm not so sure I want to put epoxy on a plug, not sure how it will effect the action with added weight.. I like lots of ACTION ya know :grin::grin:

DRF
08-18-2014, 03:11 PM
Old school pearl patterns I did last week. Pink Floyd and Cream puff are the names I belive.
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/18/df1e3f3db866062fe7620100a2c2a672.jpg

salmonid
08-18-2014, 03:56 PM
Looking sharp! Ever use that metallic silver paint?

DRF
08-18-2014, 07:11 PM
Looking sharp! Ever use that metallic silver paint?


I have and It works great as a base coat to some of the paint jobs I've done. If I'm looking for a chrome/metallic plug I'll usually buy a new one and go from there.