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  1. Jig Hanging Rack For Curing

    My setup is a bit different. But then again so are many of my jigs. For small jigs I use the racks from TJ's tackle and an adjustable temp heat gun for heating. But I do make a lot of bigger saltwater jigs. These jigs can go from 1 ounce up to 48 ounce though 4 oz- 24oz are the most common. Many are slab type jigs with an eyelet on each end with a hook added later. I have a double rack oven. I preheat in the oven set at 500*f. Then I grab them with my Homemade ss hook tool and dip in my powder paint. Often a white basecoat is put on first then a dip in the primary color. Accent colors go on with a powder paint airbrush amd they get a final dip in UV blast. All on one heat. I guess the big jigs hold enough heat for this. Small jigs would need a reheat. Then I hang to cool until I have the jigs done I needed to make. I have hooks in my oven made from sinker slide wires. The smaller loop hangs on the oven racks and I open the loop on the bigger side wider than normal and dispose of the plastic slider part. I can hang 14 smaller say 4oz-10oz jigs vertically from the upper rack. For the longer jigs they hang horizontally one hook on each end of the jig and I can get 7 on each rack for 14 total this way. These jigs can be 10.5" long so this works well. Then I set my oven at 450*f in the convection setting to cure for 30 minutes. 450* because that puts my actual oven temp close to 400* and ~ 30 minutes gives them a full 20 minutes at the 400* as my oven is usually cold to start with. Like I said though this method is mainly for longer bigger jigs than the average person would make.
  2. Jig Hanging Rack For Curing

    Yes as was said you must have a EIN with the feds and pay your 10% Advertising on the internet is the easiest way to get caught if you're not paying. There is no hobby level or kids level everyone who sells tackle must pay quaterly using form 720. Also just so you know this site isn't for tackle sales but to learn how to make your own tackle.
  3. Powder Paint Guns Vs. Fluidized Beds

    Good advice Smalljaw. Also I use less than 3psi. Usually around one or even lower. Works for me that way. And yes you have to shake them up once in awhile or they can stop flowing.
  4. I use the Kingsley foils off of eBay. I set my heat gun to ~350*-400*f and as soon as I feel I have hit the 325*f my foil binder needs to work I apply the foil and put it in my carpet lined vise. After it cools just a bit I open the vise and peel off the plastic. I have not seen any evidence of heat causing issues with my foil.
  5. Yes I have no idea if my foil binder will stick to Etex. But I do not use Etex anyway. What I do is cast and clean the jig. Then apply as little foil adhesive as possible with a brush. I really do mean as little as possible while still covering the entire jig. Then I heat the jig while holding with hemostats. I usually have my heat gun heat setting dialed in to between 350*f and 400*f and use the higher fan setting. Once it's hot I apply the precut foil and place between carpet scraps in the vice. Tighten the vice down good and hard. Then I remove and peel off the foil plastic leaving just the foil. I touch up the edges with silver metallic rc car paint. Then Once dry I airbrush createx accent colors. Once dry again I add the one and only clearcoat which is currently Alumi UV. It is cured in my UV light box for 20 minutes or so. This method works great for me on foiled lead jigs. Certainly use what works for you!
  6. If you read that entire thread you will see I found a way that works for lead jigs and does not require a heat press. A woodworkers vice, some carpet remnants and a plumbers torch. Not exactly another machine. Now the binder I use would not work on plastics as it requires heating to 325*f to work once it is applied. I don't really use plastic lures much if at all so that isn't a biggie for me. I have had people tell me they have had luck using the same foil as me and some Super 77 spray adhesive. But I haven't personally tried it. It is very very thin so should work well for that though. I think the wood workers vise was $22 the foil is fairly cheap at roughly $4 for a roll 3" x 100' with lots of color and pattern options. I would have to look again to remember the adhesive price but I think it was $35 for enough for many hundreds of jigs. As I recall I had enough materials to do hundreds of jigs all told for around $70 including the vice which was a one time purchase. Just throwing another method out there that works great for me and didn't cost me too much $ overall.
  7. I have never used super 90. At work we always use Super 77 spray ashesive from 3M which is good stuff. Here's a link to a thread on how I accomplish foiling a jig with holographic foil. This method work well and isn't that difficulr. The foil is extremely thin and looks great. http://www.tackleunderground.com/community/topic/27948-how-to-foil-a-jig-like-this/
  8. I also do foil jigs. My method seems a bit simpler. I use a holographic foil designed for a Kingsley foil machine for greeting cards and such. For my adhesive I use a foil bonder designed for foiling on t-shirts etc. I did a write up on it awhile back. It is an extremely thin foil that bonds well but also requires a top coat. I use D2t before but now am using Alumi UV from Alumilite.
  9. Adding glitter to powder paint

    When I do glitter I use the brush tap method onto the hot paint then cure as normal. Works great. It doesn't work nearly as well mixed in the paint beforehand. Fluid bed is a must use item for me. So much better than swishing in a jar. Then tap on as little or as much glitter as you want . You may need to dip then reheat and add the glitter.
  10. Which Rotometals lead?

    I also use scrap. I buy superhard from Rotometals and scrap pewter(for the Tin) to make my alloys for jigs or boolits as hard as I want/need . I have the lead hardness tester from Buffalo arms so I know what I have to start with and where I end up. This tester is nice as I can test ingots, sinkers, basically anything that will fit in it, which is a lot. In my area scrap lead sells for $1 per pound but I sometimes get it for less. I always pick through the lead and only buy what I want. I leave the junk behind. Wheel weights I only use if they are free. My big pot holds 196 pounds when full of clean lead. I use my high output turkey fryer burner outside on a breezy day. Triple flux then make ingots. My last batch of lead was 756# of clean lead stripped from some electrical cable that was new. A guy bought it at auction for the solid copper core and sold me the lead for $.90 per pound. I also routinely have people trade me scrap lead for jigs or sinkers. It works out for the both of us. Though I will say Rotometals is great to deal with and is a great source of good lead. Their free shipping on orders of $99+ is also a great deal.
  11. Logo Charity Spinnerbaits

    I believe it was Hagens where I saw they did logo blades? Anyway if you had a lot to make it might be worth it even with the additional cost. For just a few I would try something like cadman suggested. Heres a few I did though not on a blade.
  12. Wow!- Barlow's catalog

    Sorry to hear that. I guess it reaffirms my thoughts of not dealing with them again. Can't go wrong with Barlows!
  13. Wow!- Barlow's catalog

    For me Zeiners threw a 2oz plastic jar of powder paint loosley into a box with a lead mold. Well you guessed it powder paint all over the box. I called and they didn't seem to care. Barlows always tapes the lids. Always! And they wrap in newspaper. Customer service are nice and very helpful people there too! Same thing with TJ's they tape the lids and secure everything. I'm willing to pay a little more for secure packaging and a company that cares!
  14. Where to buy jig molds

    I have 120 molds give or take and here are a few that I have. First I have a few molds from businesses no longer in business or discontinued molds. Some are Do-It, some Herters, Palmer,Penn Sport, etc. Those can be found on eBay at times. Then there are Do-It molds. These I buy from Barlows. Tried Zeiners but poor packaging and never again. I have several molds(20+) from Shawn Collins customs. He also goes by CNC works on eBay. World class molds but spendy. www.Shawncollinscustoms.net Then there are a few molds I have from Hilts molds. Not bad molds and they had some saltwater jig and sinker molds no one else had. www.hiltsmolds.com I have some molds from Lilmac. They are OK but not my first choice. Had a friend that wanted sinkers from a sinker mold only they had. Their economy molds,are definitely on the lower end. www.lilmacmolds.com I also have some from Bob Lalonde at CNC molds n stuff. Good molds that are custom CNC machined. www.cncmolds.com Next I have some from DB angling supply in Europe. Not the best molds and inserts have to be ordered from them in England. I had one order I never received and they never did help me get it or make it right. Probably lost in customs. www.dbanglingsupplies.co.uk Hopefully this helps. But in reality Do-It has the biggest best selection for most things.
  15. Wow!- Barlow's catalog

    Yup just got the new catalog. They have great customer service, good prices, and are a pleasure to work with. Plus my stuff is always well packaged unlike some of the other popular places (Zeiners)I have used that no longer receive my business.