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    Drum Old topwater makeovers and a few cheap tricks

    I found myself with a few topwaters that I never used anymore. Some were beat up and some were the 99 cent specials from walmart. I bought a few cans of spray paint and some epoxy and got to work. Lemme know what Yall think! And if anyone has a better way to do it feel free to chime in!

    Here are the steps incase anyone wants to give it a go.

    1) take off old hooks and split rings
    2) tape off the eyes with blue painters tape
    3) sand off most of the paint and level out any inconsistentcies with a piece of sand paper
    4) clean with alcohol on a rag and let dry
    5) paint with light coats of spray paint and use wire mesh to imitate scales or patterns (I used a piece of an old bug screen from a window)
    6) remove tape / let paint dry and apply a light even coat of epoxy
    7) let epoxy cure and add new split rings and hooks
    8) catch a 30" trout or two 30" trout , either will work fine

    and the other soft plastics were the knotty hooker baits I cut and shoved a satwater hook with lead wrapped around it ,then filled the hole back up with silicone. It's like a corky but costs about 1$ Or less each
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    Nice!
    MANVEL MOB

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    WOW ! They look great with an artistic flair .
    GEORGE A. BRANARD, COLOR SERGEANT, CO. L, 1 ST TEXAS INFANTRY, HOOD'S TEXAS BRIGADE, C.S.A. : S.C.V.

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    I like em! I like em a lot!!
    We are West End Anglers, a saltwater tribe!

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    Well done

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    Very nice.


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    Fantastic. That really works. I had and old shyster that the blade was rusted. I polished it with sandpaper and used model paint. Colored it several colors, and it caught bass. Great colors and job on the lures. Lord Bless.
    robert
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    Slick looking paint jobs! Well done!
    Fishwhisperer

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    They look great. Nice job.


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    Man great job they look great. Let us know if you catch any with them. Baits are not cheap anymore!

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