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Some guys do. I would advise against it. Also you get a better paint job without the weedguard.in the jig. This is JMO.

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It depends on your mold.  If I recall some molds actually have you insert the weed guard into the mold when pouring it with lead, this prohibits you from putting it in after.  In this case you have to bake it with the weed guard in it, just do it on a low heat.  If your mold has the ability to put it in after its poured and baked, I would go this route.

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It depends on your mold.  If I recall some molds actually have you insert the weed guard into the mold when pouring it with lead, this prohibits you from putting it in after.  In this case you have to bake it with the weed guard in it, just do it on a low heat.  If your mold has the ability to put it in after its poured and baked, I would go this route.

 All molds have you insert the weed guard first but there is a thing called a base hole pin that you put in the weed guard slot and then pour, after you pour you take the jig out and pull the pin from the jig and it leaves a hole for the weed guard to be glued in later.

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 All molds have you insert the weed guard first but there is a thing called a base hole pin that you put in the weed guard slot and then pour, after you pour you take the jig out and pull the pin from the jig and it leaves a hole for the weed guard to be glued in later.

 

Yep and after lots of years using the metal pins I switched to the teflon ones.  I mold with them in, leave them in to paint, leave them in to bake then take them out to finish the jig.

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Yep and after lots of years using the metal pins I switched to the teflon ones.  I mold with them in, leave them in to paint, leave them in to bake then take them out to finish the jig.

+1^ The teflon base hole pins work like a champ! Barlow's also sells a heat-resistant tube that you put over the weedguard when you powder coat and bake your jigs. http://www.barlowstackle.com/Heat-resistant-Tubing--P1200.aspx

 

I've never used them, but it's another option.

 

Tom

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+1^ The teflon base hole pins work like a champ! Barlow's also sells a heat-resistant tube that you put over the weedguard when you powder coat and bake your jigs. http://www.barlowstackle.com/Heat-resistant-Tubing--P1200.aspx

 

I've never used them, but it's another option.

 

Tom

Does the paint build up on the teflon pins? Or can you clean it off easy? I power coat all my baits just holds up way better. And so easy, 

Pete

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Does the paint build up on the teflon pins? Or can you clean it off easy? I power coat all my baits just holds up way better. And so easy, 

Pete

Yes the paint does build up on them. I use the Teflon pins once, then when I take them out of all the painted jigs, I just bend them a little and the paint cracks off. This is the easiest way to paint jigs. Also you can use the Teflon pins to pour. If you are not using them to pour you are doing yourself a disservice. They are so much better than the metal pins. No more fighting with the pins and stabbing yourself.

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Yes the paint does build up on them. I use the Teflon pins once, then when I take them out of all the painted jigs, I just bend them a little and the paint cracks off. This is the easiest way to paint jigs. Also you can use the Teflon pins to pour. If you are not using them to pour you are doing yourself a disservice. They are so much better than the metal pins. No more fighting with the pins and stabbing yourself.

Sounds like there the best deal to use. And will sure be trying them out ASAP.

Pete

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Sounds like there the best deal to use. And will sure be trying them out ASAP.

Pete

 

I bought mine from Cadman.

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I ordered 200 today, found them at a good deal. So get enought to last a while.

Pete

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I ordered 200 today, found them at a good deal. So get enought to last a while.

Pete

 

That should be enough to last you a couple of lifetimes.

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That should be enough to last you a couple of lifetimes.

100 of each 2 different sizes. Plus when I pour jigs, I will pour 50 to 100 at a time. That way I don't have to do it again for a while.

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