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Need to Strip and Repaint Bass Repro (Question)

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by slabbandit, May 28, 2018.

  1. slabbandit

    slabbandit Member

    I have an Archie Phillips blank that was silver when I got it. This is my first Repro to ever do. The silver made it a little tough for me to see my paint going on but I had a decent paint job going.....until I spilled paint down the side! Well as I rinsed with lacquer thinner and repainted small areas problems started snowballing!
    Well, since I have a Repro crappie to repainted for a friend later I thought I would take the opportunity to strip and repainted this replica for the experience of doing it.
    I am sure that the silver will come off also as it already has in places leaving a pale pink. My question is should I prime with some sort of primer and what color?
     
  2. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    I'd white it out and then add my silver, using a silver pearl to get the base I want.
     
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  3. dale65

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    Once you white it out you can spray a dark color on it and antique it makes a nice base to paint on
     
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  4. dale65

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    You don't have to put primer on it once you get the other paint off just use white and go from there I have just sprayed them with white paint out of a can
     
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  5. slabbandit

    slabbandit Member

    I guess not being a skin mount it really isn't necessary to use a fungicidal sealer? I did the first time thinking that it would help the paint adhere.
     
  6. Gary R

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