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I am in the process of trying to paint earball lures. I have attached a swivel to one of the rings and I want to avoid getting it messed up with paint. I have tried two methods-

1- w,rapping the swivel with high temperature tape.- the type of tape used on furnaces. However, the tape leaves a sticky residue. I am going to try a couple of ideas to clean off the residue. I will keep you guys posted.

2- I have also wrapped the swivel wi.th aluminum foil. I also tried this previously, but I used heavy duty foil and it was a pain in the but to add AND to remove (the paint kind of made it a pain.

Anyone else have any ideas?  i did a little experiment today and I will keep you guys posted.

 

Thanks,

Pete

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Pete, what are you trying do accomplish, keeping the two rings free from paint? If so, I don't worry about it. I just take a pair of forceps gripping one ear, dip in powder paint and bake. If you want to take the paint off of the wire ears, take a dremel and a wire brush, and clean them before you bake. Comes off much easier. Once clean bake your ear ball lure.

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Cadman,

I have attached a swivel to one of the rings, soI can’t remove the swivel. When I dip it in my fluid bed the paint will cover the swivel, unless the swivel is protected. Some of the earball lures are big (22 oz or larger), but I also have smaller earballs (1/5 oz). I just want to avoid clogging the swivel with paint.

 

Thanks,

Pete

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When I make under spins I cover the swivels with heat shrink tubing.  It needs to come off before it gets cold or it becomes a pain.  The dollar assorted packs from Harbor Freight always have one size that is perfect.

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I did a bit of an experiment - I tried using a lighter weight aluminum and that worked fine!!! The lighter aluminum foil was MUCH easier to remove - even after it has paint on it and the paint is cured.

 

THANKS Cadman and Jigmen for the input!

 

Pete

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