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Help Repainting Crappie Replica

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by slabbandit, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. slabbandit

    slabbandit Active Member

    Hi Guys! Been a while since I was on here. I have an Archie Phillips Crappie Replica that was already painted. I would like to repaint it the way I paint my skin mounts. my question is, should I try to strip the old paint or just prime over it?
  2. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    For me I would strip no matter what but do it on the bad side to make sure the plastic will hold up to the stripper.
    Other will say white it out and paint.
    Depending on gloss etc it’s not a good idea
    rogerswildlife and Fallenscale like this.

  3. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    I agree with Frank. It makes no sense to strip if a replica is a white base with antiquing anyway. I would however seal it after you paint it white. That way the white paint won't buff off when you use your steel wool to add detail after you apply whatever color you use to provide detail under your following paints.
  4. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

    York, SC
    If it’s one of those china plastic blanks white it out
    If fiberglass strip
  5. JL

    JL Taxidermist for 64 years

    I always strip a fish I need to re-do whether it's skin or repro.