Making My Own Jigs
Posted February 14 2012 - 06:55 PM
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Posted February 15 2012 - 05:01 AM
However, applying this paint may be the most tedious process you've ever done.
I'll be using this procedure on bismuth/tin alloy jigs in a few weeks and try to put up a post with pics.
Posted February 15 2012 - 06:47 AM
I'm going have to agree with the two guys posted before me. With powder paint you have many colors you can choose from. Vinyl paint is limited. I've heard that vinyl paint is more forgiving than powder paint,however I have never used vinyl. So with that said, if you throw your jigs in a lot of rocks don't expect the paint to last. I mainly fish open water and weeds and if I can keep a jig on all day without losing it than the bottom of the jig has minor abrasions. If I fish rocks, they get chewed up pretty fast. That's the way it is, or try the vinyl paint.
Posted February 15 2012 - 08:08 AM
Posted February 15 2012 - 08:19 AM
Re: vinyl paint. It IS tough, but the big downside, in my experience, is that it will react with some soft plastics, causing it to soften and peel. you can overcoat it with epoxy, but that adds one more step to an already PITA process.
Posted February 15 2012 - 03:39 PM
Posted February 15 2012 - 05:29 PM
Posted February 15 2012 - 06:02 PM
Posted February 15 2012 - 06:03 PM
Posted February 15 2012 - 07:32 PM
Posted February 15 2012 - 11:27 PM
Listen to River rat.......his jigs DONT chip, period.
HAHA they do chip, it just takes awhile, and its ot really a chip the paint just eventually wears off,, you know you got the paint good when you can take a cured jig head and repeatedly smash it against concrete and the paint isn't chipped off, the head will be deformed but the paint still doesn't chip.
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