Applying Powder Paints
Stir settled powder to make it fluffy and light. Some have found that working out of a small round bowl allows for easier application. To apply PRO-TEC POWDER PAINT to jigs, hold the jig by the hook with your fingers. Preheat jigs by rotating through the flame of a torch or your gas range using a small flame. Hook will stay cool. Rotate jig in the blue part of flame for 2 seconds for 1/16 oz. jigs, 4 seconds for 1/4 oz. jigs, and so on. You may also preheat jigs in a 325 degree F oven for 15 minutes or use a cigarette lighter.
Once hot, quickly swish the jig through light powder with a side to side motion to cover the entire surface. Do not dip or push jigs into power. Remove IMMEDIATELY. The surface will then melt and gloss over. If the jig smokes, reduce the preheat time slightly. If the jig appears powdery and dry, increase the preheat time. Continue to keep the powder loose and fluffy between painting.
Your jigs are now ready for use. However, curing the lure will produce an extremely durable, chip resistant finish. Jigs may be "cured' by hanging them in an oven at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. Allow a few minutes for your jigs to get up to temperature. Lures with weed guards should be cured at 250 degrees F for 25 minutes. Always open the eye of the hook with a sharp object before curing.
Eyes can be painted on jigs using CS Coatings liquid vinyl lure and jig finish. Use non-fluorescent colors such as black, red or yellow. If curing the jigs, eyes must be painted on afterward.
TWO TONE JIGS
Two tone jigs can also be painted by dipping powder painted jigs in liquid vinyl paint for the second color. Since the jig now contains two coats of paint, there may be a tendency to drip if cured.
METAL FLARE GLITTER
Metal flare glitter is specially formulated for our powder paints and can add a new dimension to your lures. Mix approximately 1 part metalflake to every 10 parts of CLEAR GLOSS powder paint (adjust ratio to achieve desired results).
Immediately after applying PRO-TEC color coat, swish the still hot jig back and forth through the clear powder and metalflake mixture. This will melt over the top of the color and produce an extremely deep, high gloss glitter effect.
The powder painting technique may take a few tries to attain a desirable finish. But with a little practice, you'll be saving time and money while creating a product of the highest quality.
- Always keep powder paint loose and fluffy.
- Use a swishing motion to cover lures completely.
- Remove jigs from powder IMMEDIATELY.
- Experiment with preheating time for best results.
- ALWAYS STORE POWDER BELOW 75 degrees F!