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Best clear coat for lead head jigs?

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#1 jgaylor820


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Posted 19 February 2005 - 08:22 PM

I make lead bass jigs and have been using polyurethane as my final clear coat and it works pretty well other than the time it takes to brush it on each jig, and 4 or 5 oz. will last forever. I also used powder paint for my jigs and prefer to mold my weedguard in when I pour instead of using the pins and glueing them in later which prevents me from baking them to harden the finish. My question is if there is a better clear coat that will set up super hard and durable and clear and shiny? The cost is also an issue and I know clear coats like epoxy are expensive.

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 09:09 PM

"Componet paints" makes the chip proof paint and clear coat for lead jigs. The more you buy the less it is. I paid $20 nearby for a pint. Whloesale its about $16 and as much as $23 retail. Then there is the 1,2,&4 oz bottles. Most tackle shops get them in them sizes.

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 09:21 PM

Give the clear plasticoat a try. Use it as a basecoat first. You'll be pleasantly surprised.http://www.tackleund...de=article&k=32

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 10:03 AM

Use the pins when molding, then you can cure the heads after painting. Powder Paint does not need a clear coat over it.