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Jighead Painting ?

Discussion in 'DIY & Home Made Lures' started by {name}, Aug 9, 2013.

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    I've got some Delalande jigheads that were bought as an alternative to the Fiiish black minnow jigheads, but they are plain. You can buy custom stick on eyes for them, but I would prefer to paint mine. What type of paint is best suited for doing this?.
     
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    Powder coating is dead easy, I would do that.
     
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    What do you need for powder coating Andy? give us one of your informative run downs please :D
     
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    Ditto. Yes please Andy.
     
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    Sorry that i reply instead of Andy. You need the jigheads, this special powder paint which is very strong against water (and you cand find it in many colors) and a pistol heater or non smoking candle. Attention! Non smoking. You heat the jighead and after you place it in the powder side to side. You will see the powder melting and covering the jighead. Once you do it, you just leave it to cold. You stick the eyes and you are ready. There are hundreds of colors. Glitter, non glitter etc. I know 2-3 e-shops that sells this things and other stuff to make your own soft baits which is easy too. To build them and paint them what color you like. I don` t know if it`s allowed to post them here. If you want pm me to send you the links.

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    I forgot to mention that you can do the same for any metal jig or spoon etc. Not only jigheads.
     
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    How hot would you have to heat the jighead, as I think my Delalande jigheads are made of lead, and I wouldn't want to melt them. Would the process work with lead jigheads?
     
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    You don`t need to heat them so much. 90% of jigheads are made of lead, so the process is for them. You need to heat them enough to melt the powder but not so much to melt them. Lead melting point is about 327C degrees. Wou dont need more than 100 in most cases. That`s why i `m sayind a pistol heater. If you use a candle you dont place jighead in fire but above for a few seconds. You are far away from the melting point mate.
     
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    Thanks very much for the info Dimitris
     
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    An easy way to heat the jig heads is in the oven if your missus is more tolerant than most! heat then up at xx (can't remember best temp) hanging on the oven shelf then with long nose pliers dip in powder coat and back in oven to harden and bake. you can also get an air pump and set up a fluid bed for the powder. ready made ones available on eBay.
     
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    If I attempt this, I'll wait until I've got the house to myself and have something lining the bottom of the oven for any drips. If I get rumbled, it will be due to any paint smell that lingers in the kitchen :batonhead:. Thanks for the info.
     
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    If its just a quick job and you only have a few to do then a lighter or naked flame is sound enough. Maybe make a better job of the eye, my permanent marker eye on this one looks a bit iffy :?

     
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    Thanks Mick. Yes, I've not that many to do, so that's a quick and easy method and I won't have to find the heatgun in the shed.
     
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    If you dont heat the jighead up enough the powder coat sticks on a bit matt coloured, if this happens just apply some more heat and it melts more smoothly.
     
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    I also found it handy to wrap a tiny piece of tin-foil around the connecting-eye, otherwise I was getting it clogged with powder-coating & it was a bitch to get the clip through.
     
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    You can buy a gadget called a Jig Buster, its for cleaning out the excess paint when you powder coat, but a pair of small splitring pliers is sound for getting the paint out too.
     
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    I wish Xorus would do that to their Ulti-heads :???:
     
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    Just wanted to resurrect this thread. Whilst some of my plain heads work well with powder coating, some end-up with too thick a coating and so I lose some of the head detail, so I'd prefer to use a paint rather than a powder coat. Anyone found a decent paint ?
     
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    Thanks for this thread Mark, and all those who have contributed. I have tried (unsuccessfully) painting SGS jigheads as I reckon the painted ones supplied ready rigged definitely outfish the plain lead ones. Off to ebay now.
     
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