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  1. If you had your phone, you had the coupon. I always use the coupon off my phone and never print it.
  2. 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.
  3. I always simply hang BSI 30 minute with ZERO issues as long as I don't put an overly thick coat on. Devcon, no, that crap has to always be turned, ends up brittle and yellows way to quick as well. The bigger problem there is speed if you have to do a large number of baits. mixing enough for 2 or three, brushing it on and then mixing again for the next couple could take forever. Something you can dip would speed up the process. KBS is one option, I've never used it because I don't want to deal with the smell or storage issues, acrylic based concrete sealer is another, uv cured epoxy is one I've wanted to try but AlumiUV has been out of stock for a while due to issues with one of their suppliers.
  4. Then quit. Or stop trying to sell your stuff on a public forum. While I agree it is B.S. to ape someone elses paint jobs, it is an inevitable fact of life when you post on a public forum with millions of users. I am a member of several groups on Farcebook and honestly, from what I have seen, the cream rises to the top as far a what sells and for how much on the auction pages. If people are truly copying your patterns and they are truly unique, you are free to use the "implied copyright" part of the law and hire a lawyer to send out cease and desit letters to everyone. Personally, if I notice someone posting a bait that was obviously inspired by my pattern, I take as a compliment and move on. The so-called "custom tackle" business has never been much of one, and the number of folks actually making a living at it is small, very small. So my advice is, paint for the joy of it, sell some if you can, and don't be all butt hurt. After all, I am sure that you, like everyone, started of copying someone else's work until you gained the skills and confidence necessary to become creative and produce your own.
  5. That is incorrect. An original paint pattern is just like a drawing, painting or photograph and carries an implied copyright. The problem lies in enforcement of it. Unless your paint scheme is truly unique and a large company like Strike King or Rapala is the one copying, enforcing you rights to the pattern you produced would not be economically feasible.
  6. Nail polish remover has scents and additives, best to buy acetone from the paint department.
  7. Go back into the cad drawing and add the hook. Manufactures have dimensions on all there hooks.
  8. Needle and nozzle are a set and must be used as such. I do believe a .5 needle/nozzle is available for your brush, check Iwatas website.
  9. Thank you Cadman, pm sent
  10. Smalljaw, I am referring to turned down pins for using the smaller guards in molds that normally use the FG30. I have always liked the smaller weedguards on the Strike King swim jigs around grass and want to start using something similar in my own jigs. BTW, your YouTube videos have really helped me up my game in making jigs. Thank you Sir for taking the time to produce them.
  11. Hey guys, been a long time lurker here and a member for a short while. Gotta say, this forum is the best, regardless of the subject matter tis one is first rate. My question is: I seem to remember someone on here having turned down standard pins from the FG30 size to FG12 size. If so, who was it and does he sell pins?
  12. So often people only post negative reviews of products and services, I would like to say something good. Last week I ordered some items from Midwest Airbrush and the order arrived incomplete. A simple phone call got the matter resolved quickly and without hassle. A mistake was made, it happens, but the speed at which it was resolved showed top shelf customer service in my book. First time ordering from them and it wont be the last.
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    I've been a long time jig maker but am getting started painting cranks and I just bought a California Air Tools compressor and it is amazingly quiet. I am setting up a spray booth in a spare bedroom (advantage of living alone?) and you can barely hear it running right outside the closed door. Can't hear it at all 5' down the hall.
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