Best Way To Paint Multiple Colors On A Jig Head
Posted April 14 2012 - 12:33 PM
also on a side note I was wondering which size fiber guard is typically preffered? 1/8 or 5/32, im using a do it flipping mold, the fiber guards I bought and used through them didnt come labeled
Posted April 14 2012 - 07:02 PM
There are several ways to paint jigs. Powder paint with the brush tap method, spray the powder paint on or airbrush with lacquer. Powder paint whether you spray it on or use the brush method is the most durable. I use the brush tap method, where you load up the brush with powder paint and tap the brush with the powder in it over a hot jig. As far as colors go, you can do a base coat of white if that's what you want as your overall body color, and then put on your other colors. Once you get all your colors on and your jigs done put them in the oven to bake. No matter which way you go all of this will take a lot of practice. My avatar is all powder paint and that jig has 6 colors + a clear coat. There is a guy on this site by the name of Smalljaw. He does some phenomenal baits using an air brush for powder paint. I'm sure he will chime in along with others who do some beautiful work as well.
On the mold and weedguards, what mold #, name or model do you have. Let us know and we can tell you which weedguard fits the mold. Most Do-It molds are for the 1/8 " weedguard. I don't like heavy weedguards and I always cut them in half. Just my personal preferance.
Posted April 14 2012 - 07:10 PM
Thanks Cadman, the jig looks great and that makes a lot of sense. Just to be clear say I want to make the alimony pattern correct me if im wrong but is this the process-
Using powder paint I would dip the hot lead in the black powder first, then using my brush I would dab it into the blue powder and tap it on my black jig head and do the same for the yellow color. finally baking them in my oven?
Posted April 14 2012 - 09:36 PM
On that mold it takes a 1/8" diameter weedguard.
On the Alimony color. I would paint the bottom half with dk candy blue, the top half with gloss black and the back side with yellow chartreuse. Then put the jigs in the oven to bake.
Try not to put on anymore powder paint than you need. You can do it your way as well. However you will have black paint on the bottom half that you will have to cover with blue. Which means you will have extra paint on the bottom half that you don't need.
Posted April 14 2012 - 10:20 PM
Posted April 15 2012 - 12:41 AM
This is how I would do it.
#1......Heat you jig with a heat gun.
#2......Turn jig upside down and put your brush in the powder paint, take it out and cover the whole bottom by tapping the brush as the powder paint falls on the hot jig.
#3.......Once the bottom is covered to the way you like, turn the jig over.
#4.......Now do the top side with black like Step #2.
#5.......Hold the jig with the nose pointed down, and then take your yellow chartreuse and tap the powder on the back side of the jig.
#6.......Put jig on rack and finish the rest. Once all are finished put rack in oven and bake
During this whole process make sure your jig is hot, so you may have to run it over the heat gun periodically.
Posted April 16 2012 - 08:50 AM
thanks for clarification on the mold size, so basically dip the entire head with the dk blue then use the black and yellow chart with the brush dabbing technique you said?
You are using the word "dab"...I just want to be clear and Cadman said it too. You don't want to touch the brush to the head when using the other colors. Dip the brush into the powder and hold it over the head and lightly tap the brush. This will make the powder fall onto the head. It takes some practice and experimenting to find the right brush too.
Posted April 16 2012 - 02:13 PM
I'll get better at it. Just need a few more attempts.
Posted April 16 2012 - 09:34 PM
I didn't mean to agree with you when you said dab. Like Bass Dude said you do not want to touch the brush to a hot jig, it will ruin the brush. You want to let the powder paint fall on a hot jig by tapping the brush over the jig or sprinkling the powder on.
Posted May 22 2012 - 10:39 AM
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