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Jig Man

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  1. I get a color close to that with 1 each drop of pumpkin seed and motor oil in 2 oz of plastisol.
  2. I have heard that modern wheel weights can contain zinc and damage your melting pot. I have a friend who remodels hospitals. Ha has given me a lifetime supply of Xray room lead. It is a pain to clean but free.
  3. I rarely have to clean mine. I dip the end of the plunger in veg. oil before I start shooting and run it back and forth in the injector. When I do clean them I use WD40 and paper towels.
  4. Cadman is a specialist with a brush tap method. You should look him up in the gallery.
  5. There are 16 cups in a gallon. A cup will make a lot of baits.
  6. Thanks Ted. I coated 3 spinnerbait heads and am letting them setup. I’ll blade and skirt them, go to the lake and see how they do.
  7. There are a couple of colors that I like on spinnerbait heads that I can’t do with powder ( chrome and shiny gold). I can’t get it to last any time. I have tried clear nail polish but it just smears the paint. I base paint with white. Is there an epoxy or other substance that I can use to get a hard finish?
  8. Yep you pretty much have it. Some of my laminates bleed so I only make a few at a time and try to use them before they change. My worst bleeders are red and chartreuse.
  9. They look good. You might want to do a quick stir between pours so your glitter stays mixed up.
  10. Essentials... plastisol, colorant, glitter, heat source, holding containers, gloves, molds. That is just to start. The sky is the limit depending on what you want to do.
  11. I’ve used the red RTV silicone for lead molds. It is ok buy will degrade some with usage. Your master can be just about anything.
  12. The smallest banana cavity I have is 3/16 oz.
  13. Banana is what I use for brush jigs. I downsize to 2/0 hooks, less hangups.
  14. Cadman, The paint will stick to the pins but it is easily removed with my thumb nail. I haven’t noticed any chips on the jigs. Usually there is extra paint sticking up around the hole that came off the pins. I don’t do large batches and take the pins out as soon as the jigs are cool enough to handle. I also do very thin coats of paint so I don’t get runs. Maybe this method is why I don’t get chips.
  15. If I might I would like to interject a couple of items; the teflon pins in the jig heads are the way to go (I don’t take mine out until after the heads are baked) and you might try some floral wire for tying. It is inexpensive and easy to work with.
  16. You may need to hold some pressure after the second shoot and overfill to allow for shrinkage.
  17. When I make under spins I cover the swivels with heat shrink tubing. It needs to come off before it gets cold or it becomes a pain. The dollar assorted packs from Harbor Freight always have one size that is perfect.
  18. Jig Man

    Buzzbait Help

    A couple of things to consider, try a piece of duct tape on the hook slot to see if that will hold it in place, ( I have to do that on some custom wire weed guards) and get you some Frankfort Arsenal Dropout spray. It is way better and lasts longer than smoking.
  19. I don’t know what they use. I spray mine with chrome paint.
  20. I get them at Barlows.
  21. You might try filling it up, quickly emptying it back in the container, fill it up again and see how it goes.
  22. Can you sell me a hundred?  I only use them in one place at Table Rock.

    1. cadman


      I checked my stock and I only have (15) 1/0, 2/0 and 3/0. I found the best place to buy them is at Lure Parts On Line, or you can try Shorty's. I know they sell 100 packs of hooks as well.


      Take Care.................Ted

  23. Thanks. Check your pm.
  24. Yes but it ain’t purty.
  25. Ted I hope this is enough info. I apologize for the sloppy writing. I had hand surgery a couple of weeks ago and it is still a work in progress. The top hook is the one I am looking for. The bottom is a 570 for comparison. The only size I use in this hook is a 2/0.
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