painting jig heads

Discussion in 'Sinker Making Institute' started by bobs bait, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. bobs bait

    bobs bait New Member

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    am new to jig making have the molds and pot when you cast the jigs i warm them then dip them into some jig paint but need to bake them got a toaster oven how warm and how long to bake em thanks bobs bait
     
  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Use Pro-Tec Powder paint. Heat the jig head and stick down into the paint. For extra hardness, you can dip and place on a rack or pan in an oven for a short time.
     

  3. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Can't remember the exact temp but I think I have done mine around 125* - 150* for about 15 min. Hard as arock.
     
  4. Catfishboy1995

    Catfishboy1995 New Member

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    Im with micheal!!!I love pro-tec powder paint!!I think it is made by do-it molds not sure though...it is so easy...and when i make my own jigs if you do it quick enough you dont have to re-heat the jig just dip it right after it scomes out of the mold!!!
     
  5. bobs bait

    bobs bait New Member

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    thanks for the info if it is not to cold my try to do sum this weekend bobs bait
     
  6. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    I'm with these other guys Pro-Tec is the way to go.
    The label on the Pro Tec powder paint says cure in oven 350 degrees for 15 minutes. If curing jigs with weed guards 250 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes. Hope this helps.
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2010
  7. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Ken. I couldn't remember the temp!!
     
  8. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    J.C. I couldn't remember either:confused: so I went and got a jar of the paint to refresh my memory.:confused:
     
  9. M Pain

    M Pain New Member

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    Hi, I found this on some tackle web site of temps and curing times for Pro - Tec, as some of you may have found out that some colors adhere at lower temps. :glasses-nerdy::glasses-cool:

    White Pearl - - - - - -13 minutes at 325 F
    Clear - - - - - - - - - - 12 minutes at 340 F
    Black - - - - - - - - - - -10 minutes at 350 F
    Red - - - - - - - - - - - -15 minutes at 350 F
    White - - - - - - - - - - - 10 minutes at 375 F
    Glow Overcoat - - - - -10 minutes at 375 F
    Silver - - - - - - - - - - - -10 minutes at 375 F

    Blue - - - - - - - - - - - - -15 minutes at 375 F
    Gold - - - - - - - - - - - - -20 minutes at 375F
    All Glow Colors - - - - -10 minutes at 375 F
    Purple - - - - - - - - - - - 15 minutes at 385 F


    Watermelon - - - - - - - - 12 minutes at 390 F
    Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - 12 minutes at 390 F

    Yellow Chartreuse - - - -10 minutes at 392 F
    Green Chartreuse - - - - 10 minutes at 392 F
    Blaze Orange - - - - - - - 10 minutes at 392 F
    Hot Pink - - - - - - - - - - - 10 minutes at 392 F
    Flame Red - - - - - - - - - -10 minutes at 392 F
    Bright Green - - - - - - - - 10 minutes at 392 F
    All Transparent Colors - 10 minutes at 392 F
    Yellow - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10 minutes at 400 F