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Is Pro-Tec powder paint the same thing as automotive powder paint?

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No, it isn't but you can still use it. I have used pro-tec, Columbia coatings as well as powder from other manufacturers and they all work the same. The biggest difference I found was cure times, Columbia coatings and pro-tec both do well at 350 degrees for 15 minutes while some suggest 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Even when using the other powders that call for high cure temps with less time, they still seem to take the 350 for 15 minutes quite well so while there are some differences the stuff you are looking at should work ok.

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No, it isn't but you can still use it. I have used pro-tec, Columbia coatings as well as powder from other manufacturers and they all work the same. The biggest difference I found was cure times, Columbia coatings and pro-tec both do well at 350 degrees for 15 minutes while some suggest 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Even when using the other powders that call for high cure temps with less time, they still seem to take the 350 for 15 minutes quite well so while there are some differences the stuff you are looking at should work ok.

 

 

 X2...........Your auto powder should be fine for your jigs.Like Smalljaw mentioned I myself have also used many different brands of powder along with different powder paint make-ups, like TGIC,Hybrid, and Epoxy type powders. I've never had a problem with any of them. Some are better than others for their original intended purpose, but they all work really well for powder painting jigs. We are not concerned here with military specs we are painting fishing jigs. So get what you can if it is more cost effective and have fun. Also as mentioned, the different heat ranges versus minutes for the different manufacturers, a safe bet is 350 degrees for 15 minutes give or take. This has always worked well for me, and I put on sometimes 6 colors of 6 different manufactures with no problems.

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Does the powder stick onto the jig the same as powders intended specially for jigs? Like she you initially heat the blank jig up and dip it.

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I use a heat gun to heat up the jig, then I swish it in the powder paint, whether a jar or a fluid bed. After I finish all of my jigs I put them on a rack and bake in toaster over on 350 for 15 minutes.

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Make sure the eyes are clear BEFORE you bake them. 

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