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  1. cadman

    Mustad KVD Triple Grip Hooks

    I have #8, #6 an #4. When I checked, the#10 and #12 are really small
  2. cadman

    Removing oxidation from old leadheads

    Yes, vinegar will work. It won't make it shiny, but it will clean the lead so it accepts paint.
  3. cadman

    Replacement for 410 and 630 O'SHAUGHNESSY

    Mustad #32786 hooks will fit in that mold if you are looking for black nickle hooks. Eagle Claw has a comparable hook to Mustad for a lesser cost.
  4. cadman

    Mustad KVD Triple Grip Hooks

    I might have several thousand of each of these I will have to check and let you know.
  5. cadman

    Removing oxidation from old leadheads

    Frank, Here is my thought on this. If you have time and you are looking for something to do, and you can strip the jigs down to lead, wash then in (Dawn) and then let them dry thoroughly. Then paint and bake them. However this is a time consuming process, and unless these are super custom jigs, it is not practical for a 1/16 and 1/32 oz head. However if you want to do this, then get some paint stripper. Put all of the jigs in a glass jar, and fill the jar with paint stripper just above the jigs. Wait about 20 minutes, and check to see if the paint has come off the jigs. If not, leave them in for another 20 minutes, check again and continue to do this until the paint has melted off the jigs. Once you have clean jigs, take them all to a slop sink and wash all of them from the stripper. I use Dawn. Once jigs are washed let dry really well, and then you can paint them. The other thing to check is the hooks. If the hooks have some rust on them, then I would just junk the jigs. I sent you a PM on the stripper I use.
  6. cadman

    Small screw locks

    I found the link in the catalog. They were made from copper at one time, and you can modify the loop by bending it. Catalog/104
  7. cadman

    Small screw locks

    They are called hitch hikers, and I have used them before. they are on page 102 in the Hagens 1019-2020 catalog
  8. cadman

    Small screw locks

    They also make copper ones, which can be used. Check out Hagen's.
  9. cadman

    Closed Twisted Loop Tool

    I have a Hagen's and although not cheap. it has performed flawlessly for me. There is also an adaptor you can buy in case you want to use heavier wire.
  10. cadman

    Wire and Colorado blade size

    Smalljaw is correct we need more info, and you need to dial in what you are trying to achieve. There is a lot of info on the i-net. Here is a link I have used in the past. There are a lot of other sources out there. Single Colorado, double Colorado etc. BTW welcome to TU.
  11. cadman

    Painting spinner blades

    I was pretty happy with how the blades came out. You can see what can be done with powder paint.
  12. cadman

    Painting spinner blades

    Sounds about right if you are going to apply everything with powder paint. Clearcoat would be last step if you want extra protection.
  13. cadman

    How to close r-bend spinnerbait wires?

    If you are referring to keeping the main line from riding up over the "R" bend, than you can use braid as Jigman mentioned, or you can use rubber skirt collars and slide that over the bend as well.
  14. cadman

    How to close r-bend spinnerbait wires?

    Round nose pliers to close loops tighter. What do you mean by reinforce?
  15. cadman

    Painting spinner blades

    There are several ways you can add dots or stripes. Paint pen is one of them. You can also use colored electrical tape, and cut out the profile you want and stick it on the blade. You can use colored permanent markers, or stick on colored tape, pinstriping tape, or anything that will stick. If you are worried about it coming off, epoxy the finished surface with Devcon 2 Ton (D2T).