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I powder coat my jigs with the base hole pin in the jig and let it dry this way. When I go to take out the pin about half the time I chip the paint around the hole for the weedguard. Is there a better way to do this so I don't chip the paint? I've tried taking out the pin right after dipping but it tends to mess up the paint job as well. How do you ensure a clean paintjob on your jigs?

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Put the pin in when you powder coat, then into the oven to bake, when you take the jigs out of the oven make sure they are still hot and the pins can be pulled without chipping the paint.

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Put the pin in when you powder coat, then into the oven to bake, when you take the jigs out of the oven make sure they are still hot and the pins can be pulled without chipping the paint.

This ... just explained this same thing to a friend last week.

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First of all I do my jigs differently. Do not use metal pins use the teflon ones, much, much easier. Also as soon as you put the paint on the jig, immediately pull the pin out while the jig is hot. Then bake your jig. I have a tutorial somewere on the teflon pins. Just another option.

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First of all I do my jigs differently. Do not use metal pins use the teflon ones, much, much easier. Also as soon as you put the paint on the jig, immediately pull the pin out while the jig is hot. Then bake your jig. I have a tutorial somewere on the teflon pins. Just another option.

 

^Beat me to it!

The teflon pins work great. I use the metal pins in the mold, and the teflon pins for painting. I put the teflon pins in the hole before I heat the jigs prior to painting and remove them before curing.  I buy them in packs of 10 and cut them in half. They're easier for me to handle that way.

 

Tom

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i vote for the teflon pins as well. i dont use them yet, but i dont powder coat with the metal pins either. i take the pins out and drill the hole out. it is an extra step but the result is better than i have had with powder coating with the pin in.

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What kind of problems are you guys having with the metal pins?  The only problem that I have is that the powder paint sticks to them and after several jigs I either have to clean it off or just use a new pin.  I'm interested in what I'm missing?

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What kind of problems are you guys having with the metal pins?  The only problem that I have is that the powder paint sticks to them and after several jigs I either have to clean it off or just use a new pin.  I'm interested in what I'm missing?

I don't have any problems with metal pins. However after 11 years of pouring with metal pins, they are a P.I.T.A. to take out when the jig cools. If you have never poured with teflon pins, you are doing yourself a dis-service. It is so much easier to pull the pins out, instead of fight with them.

 

As far as painting with them. They are 100 times better than painting and then drilling out the paint. Been using teflon pins for the last 5 years and would never go back to the old way.

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After you heat up the jig twist the pin around before pulling it out. I find this is the best way to get the paint around the head without it sticking to the pin.

 

Allen

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Guess I am going to have to get a few of the Teflon pins and give it a shot.

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Guess I am going to have to get a few of the Teflon pins and give it a shot.

 

 

Its a must.  Them metal do it pins are horrible.  Heat the head, put the pin in, dip, once paint ad-hearse pull out pin and bake.

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Wow   THe fish are that sMart ? Will not Eat 1 With a chippEd out hOle ?  

 

I would want to chip out ALL the paint on the ring to prevent wearing out the knot.

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Wow   THe fish are that sMart ? Will not Eat 1 With a chippEd out hOle ?  

 

I would want to chip out ALL the paint on the ring to prevent wearing out the knot.

Its really just for the look I guess. It sucks when you look upon your work and everything else is perfect except for that chip by the weedguard.

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cyclops i think you are misunderstanding. We are talking about the paint chipping around the weedguard not the hook eye.

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I have 50 of those nasty metal pins that haven't been used since I bought the Teflon pins from Cadman.  I bake with the pin in the jig and take it out after cured while jig is hot.  I don't have any chipping around the holes.  Bending the pin lets most of the paint break and fall off.

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I have no problem with the metal pins at all, I actually find them easy to use.  But if the Teflon is better and make it faster, then I will have me some of those Teflon pins.

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i vote for the teflon pins as well. i dont use them yet, but i dont powder coat with the metal pins either. i take the pins out and drill the hole out. it is an extra step but the result is better than i have had with powder coating with the pin in.

 

This is what I do and find it works excellent. It only take a few seconds to drill out built up paint in the hole for the weed guard and epoxy my weed guards in after the fact. I've never had a problem with chipping paint.

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