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  1. www.jetsonlures.com
  2. Depends on your volume. A few baits a week, BSI 30 minute is good quality epoxy, less sensitive to mixing ratios being a little off, is less britlle and yellows less than Devcon. Plus, as long as you don't slop it on to thick, it requires no turning. The best quality finish and the best for high volume is a 2 part, sprayed automotive urethane. I was using PPG 2021 but switched over to Tamco 9500, every bit as good as the PPG at half the cost. It's advantages are quality, the look and feel blow everything out of the water IMO, Nearly indefinite shelf life, and speed. 3 coats and ready for hardware in 30 minutes. It has disadvantages though, it is very toxic so a respirator and good ventilation are required. Unless you reduce it quite a bit it doesn't get along well with most airbrushes commonly used. I started with a Passche VL siphon gun with a .68 nozzle and it did well, I switched over to a GSI Creos gravity feed trigger gun with a .5 nozzle and it sprays beautifully out of it.
  3. RM3

    split ring size

    I think you answered your own question.............. If you look at a per piece price on most hardware, generally speaking, cost difference is minimal between "cheap" and quality.
  4. 2 possibilities, to hot when dipping or contamination from oil on your skin getting on the jig. Possibly too heavy a coat as well. this is my process: I always wear gloves when handling jig heads, both to keep my skin oil off the jig and too keep lead of my skin. I prep jig heads by swishing them in a cup of acetone to remove any contaminants present. I put the heads in an electric skillet with a lid, set at 350 for 10 minutes to heat them and them dip them quickly in a fluid bed. The skillet allows a consistent temp and the fluid bed allows a nice thin, even coat of paint
  5. It would be nice if some company could make tackle, I know some use the same process.
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    wart blanks

    Never used Predator Baits warts so I have zero opinion of them other than they are pricey. The wart blanks from Shelts and Cedar Run Outdoors are good, true running blanks but they are more like the modern, post Rapala Storm lure. They do not exhibit the hunting action of the pre Rapala baits.
  7. Due to it's high melting temp, most tungsten is produced by one of two methods. the first, and most common method for panfish jigheads is the mixing of tungsten powder with epoxy and then molding said mixture. The second, most used for bass and up sized tackle is through sintering. this process mixes tungsten powder with a metal that melts at a more manageable temp, this mixture is then packed into a mold and heated under pressure binding the tungsten to the other metal. This is the reason there is no 100% tungsten fishing tackle. The process and materials is costly and the reason there is not a single tungsten weight or jig, at least in bass sizes, produced in the US. Which brings up another point, there are several companies selling product with a marketing campaign stating that they are a US based company. Their company may be but they import the product from China like everyone else. Don't fall for it.
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    Vacuum chamber

    You will probably more answers over there.
  9. The Iwata HPCS is an excellent brush and I use it for 70% of my work. Cant say anything about the quality and longevity of the compressor or the quality of the paint in that kit however. good price but if you price out the same brush, a California Air Tools compressor, sprayout pot and a selection of quality paint like Wicked you will be in the same range and have a compressor and paint that is of high quality. As far as cheap blanks go, Cedar Run Outdoors has some good ones, and excellent service
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    Airbrush question

    I don't believe I've ever seen a .o anything nozzle. My brushes are .19 .35 .58, I doubt a .035 would shoot anything but pure liquid. Specs for brush in your link: Specification: Condition:100% Brand New Material: metal Color: As Pictures Shown Feed type: Gravity. Nozzle diameter: 0.2mm, 0.3mm, 0.5mm(optional) Capacity of feed cup: 7CC Size: approx.19*10*3cm/7.5*3.9*1.2in Weight: Approx.152g/5.4oz
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    Airbrush question

    First, the HPCS is very much worth the money. It is NOT going to shoot glitter, however. Brushing on clear gloss or 4030 is an option. I don't know for sure, but something like a Passche VL with the big 1.something needle/nozzle might do it. I have said gun and I may try it this weekend.
  12. So much butthurt, frankly it cracks me up. Anybody on here whining about Farcebook groups and "too many painters" need to just shut up. Probably angry because when they started the help available wasn't as easily attainable.I wonder how much help this forum has been to them over the years? I guess it's OK to get help and info here but no place else on the internet? And as far as the sale pages, THE CREAM RISES TO THE TOP! Plain and simple. Are there a ton of guys doing crappy work? Yes there is, same as before, always been hacks in every business however. There are also a ton of folks putting out some amazing work, hell yes there is. As I said before, the damn cream rises to the top, the hacks sell few and when they do it is at low prices, the quality folks sell plenty at premium prices. crankbaits, jigs, spinnerbaits, plastics etc. Someone brought up "cheap blanks from china", guess what dude, damn near ALL manufactures source the blanks, painting and packaging from China as well, not much to bitch about here either. Well, if there is a bitch its that it all comes from there, and we are responsible for that as a whole, but discussing that issue further is impossible without it getting political. So, my recommendation is, quit the whining and get painting. If your work is good, it will rise to the top too. let the hacks be hacks, they don't sell hardly anything at much of price anyway. Try embracing the shared knowledge and adding to it, instead of whining about it, after all you are on THIS site and I was under the impression that's what this site is about. Its no different on Farcebook, just more of it. Have a wonderful day and try not to be bitter.
  13. If you had your phone, you had the coupon. I always use the coupon off my phone and never print it.
  14. There is, maybe, a third. On a bait with heavy molded in detail like scales, it is possible air could be getting trapped in the grooves in the plastic, and when they release they leave a small unfinished pocket. I was having a problem with some 2.5 square bills looking great while wet and then ending up with a small void or 2 in the finish. I started hitting the baits with a little heat and sice doing that I've not had an issue. the heat releases any bubbles or air pockets.
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