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Just wondering if anyone knows what type of finish is used on war eagle spinnerbaits to get that shiny, almost chrome, finish. It’s thinner than anything I’ve seen powder dipped. Just wondering if anyone has figured this out. 

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19 minutes ago, SCAngler said:

Just wondering if anyone knows what type of finish is used on war eagle spinnerbaits to get that shiny, almost chrome, finish. It’s thinner than anything I’ve seen powder dipped. Just wondering if anyone has figured this out. 

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i get the same type of shine from refined lead from super heating it to remove scum and  debris from the lead!

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They are plated. There are places that you can send your baits to in order to have the heads chrome plated. I don't know if it would be worth the cost.

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Thanks for the responses guys. I just looked at the kits for chrome plating on a small scale, doesn’t look like it’s worth the effort. I’ll try the powder paint or liquid paint options. 

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1 hour ago, 21xdc said:

Have you tried Chrome Powder Paint? 

I haven’t but I do plan to give it a try. Id love to see some examples of some jigs other folks have tried using this on.

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I've used chrome powder paint and it's nothing like real chrome.

You could also try applying foil to the lead head.

I've used holographic foil on lead jigs before with good success.

I buy foil made for foiling paper such as greeting cards from eBay.

Heat the jig and press the foil on in a carpenters vise lined with silicone rubber.

Works pretty good especially on flatter style jigs and it's fairly inexpensive.

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Thanks for all of the ideas guys. I ran across this spray paint the other day, and though it sprays a bit heavy, it’s not a bad chrome finish. Not perfect, but pretty good. 

https://www.michaels.com/testors-gloss-enamel-spray/10109550.html?cm_mmc=PLASearch-_-google-_-MICH_Shopping_US_N_Craft+%26+Hobbies_N_Smart_BOPIS_N-_-&Kenshoo_ida=&kpid=go_cmp-9972406265_adg-99939223639_ad-433378147590_pla-981059439317_dev-m_ext-_prd-10109550&gclid=Cj0KCQjwqrb7BRDlARIsACwGad6jmABWySuK-rnY5YrEHpdShEQa6cbvn7I2_laSM0Jv5q8M70_V6jkaAolREALw_wcB

50-50 chrome powder/clear powder will be my next trial. 

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