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Is there a good way to keep powdercoat paint out of the eye on the brush jig?  I tried heat shrink tubing like I do on other jigs but it didnt stay on at all. Looking to see what ideas some others may have.

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I hold the eye of my jigs with needle nosed pliers or hemostats.  When any paint gets in I run a spinnerbait wire through it then bake.  I only heat the jig enough to get a dull light coating of paint on it so when paint gets in the eye there isn’t much.

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I dip the jig in the paint and run a drill bit through the eyelet. It cleans it out super fast. Check drill size on a raw jig, and then go slightly smaller, so the drill bit doesn't get stuck in the eyelet once paint is applied.

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On 8/8/2022 at 11:49 AM, Big Epp said:

Oh that terrible moment when I take a batch of jigs out of the oven and realize, "shoot! I forgot to clear the eyes!"

Yep, learned that a long time ago when I started to paint jigs and I painted and baked 100 jigs. After I took them out they looked so beautiful, then I realized I didn't clear the eyelets. So I thought no big deal, I'll just poke them through with a jig eye buster. Wrong, that didn't work because the paint was so hard. Had to work at it for a long time and that job was a money loser for me. Way too many hours to clean out the eyes. Never forgot again.

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