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I recently started making my own jigs and I want to try powder coating them.  What is the best temperature for baking them and how long should I bake them for?

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I do 350 also, but I do mine a little differently, I put the heads in the own while the oven is still off, after it's filled with heads, I'll turn it on to 350, and let it go for about 40 minutes, I figure 10 minutes warming up, and 30 minutes curing.  I've had the best success this way

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10-15 minutes at 350° is what I normally do.  That gets them hard enough for me.

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I check my oven every 6 months with an oven thermometer and I time it to see how long it takes to get to temp. My oven takes 4 minutes to reach 350 degrees, so when I put them in I add this to the 15 minutes and since it adds to 19 I round it up and go to 20 minutes. So the short answer is 350 for 15 minutes, I'm pretty precise as I've been doing this close to 20 years but just starting out, put them in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes and you'll be good.

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The directions on my powder paint containers says 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  To avoid fumes I use a small toaster oven our in the garage next to an open window.  I started using the kitchen oven, but received a lot of good and well intended warnings from the forum.  The toaster oven was under 35 dollars and is holding up well.

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At 350 for 20 min with pro tech paint my heads sagged a little. Its not real bad, but they were perfect when I put them in. I painted and didnt get them in the oven until 2 days later. Did that cause a problem?

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2 hours ago, Lendiesel22 said:

At 350 for 20 min with pro tech paint my heads sagged a little. Its not real bad, but they were perfect when I put them in. I painted and didnt get them in the oven until 2 days later. Did that cause a problem?

No, it wasn't because you let them sit, what happened is you had too much paint or the oven was too hot. If you use a toaster oven go to the department store and buy a $4.00 oven thermometer and see what your oven gets to when set for 350. If it is like most toaster ovens I used, it probably is like 375 or higher and that will actually take the paint right off if you leave it in too long. An easy way to tell is do everything the same way and knock 5 minutes off, if the paint still sags it means you are getting to heavy of a coat, if it doesn't sag then you know your oven is too hot.

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Hey guys I'm looking to bake some swinging jigs with VMC hooks that have the hook eyelet resin closed. Any idea what temp the resin may be able to withstand? The only thing I can think of is trial and error at this point but would like to see if anybody has suggestions. Thnx

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15 hours ago, DCales84 said:

Hey guys I'm looking to bake some swinging jigs with VMC hooks that have the hook eyelet resin closed. Any idea what temp the resin may be able to withstand? The only thing I can think of is trial and error at this point but would like to see if anybody has suggestions. Thnx

If these are swinging jigs, you do not want the resin in the eyelet correct or am I missing something in your statement? Then why not take the resin out before you bake your jig heads?

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VMC brand hooks have the eyelets closed with resin. the powder coating is not in question. Have been using VMC ewg hooks with the longer shank with great success esp with bigger plastics such as craws, creatures, and 10" worms.  

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/VMC_X_Long_Wide_Gap_Hooks/descpage-VMCXLWG.html

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