Keeping Weed Guard Holes Clean?
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:25 PM
He guy's , what is the best way to keep the powder paint out of the weed guard hole? These are some off the lead free jigs I've been making.
Posted 26 January 2012 - 06:41 PM
I have not been able to keep it all out but here is my process.
I hold the jig with a pair of needle nose pliers or hemostats. I close them over the hook eye to keep paint out of it. When I come out of the powder paint I give the jig head a few taps on the paint cup top with the hole down. That knocks most of the paint out. Some better than others.
The only other thing I know to do is paint them with pins in.
Posted 26 January 2012 - 07:40 PM
I powder paint with the pins left in . I heat the head and then into the powder paint it goes. Holding the hook with a pair of pliers, then use a second set of pliers to give the pin a slight clock wise spin and then pull it out. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. If you pull it strait out it will pull the paint with it. After you do a few you will have the timing down as far as how soon and how fast this works best for you. It will leave a nice clean hole. If you are doing a white base and then a second main color over the hole jig wait until this part is done to pull the pin. Then if I want to put in high light colors our extra flash in a clear coat,this is the time to use the small paint brushes and tap those on. Its a lot easier than it sounds. Have a good day. STEVE
Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:34 AM
I use a teflon rod, you can pour and paint with it, much quicker and easier. Send cadman a pm
Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:00 PM
The teflon is the way to go, I pour my heads with them also, weedguards fit everytime
Barlows has them in their website now
You wont go back to the pins after using them