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DP
11-26-2007, 04:40 PM
Where is the best place to buy powder paint, and what do you use as a rack to hang them on when curing them in the oven? Thanx for your help. DP

Darren
11-27-2007, 07:46 AM
Component Systems Inc. - Lure & Jig Paint Supplier (http://www.csipaint.com/)

I hang them right on the oven rack. I usually do a lot pf pieces when I am painting so I will dip a bunch, hang them on a cheap shoe rack, then move them down to the oven to cure. You'll need a fluid bed if you are trying to paint things 8 ozs or larger.

DP
11-27-2007, 08:09 AM
Thanks Darren, I don't think I'll be making any 8 oz lures anytime soon but thats some good info to know. Is there any helpful tips that you've learned that I should know about?

HJS
11-27-2007, 08:29 AM
DP - "How to do" powder paint on a small scale has been discussed in detail on TF a couple of times over the past several years. But instructing the TF "search" feature to find it can take a lot of time. I'll try and search it out for you... its here somewhere.

Powder Paint is a little tricky to use and takes a nack to get it looking right. But powder paint is more durable that most any other surface material for lead lures. Its the only stuff I use now for jig heads and trout bombs. I don't use a fluidizer but wish I had access to one. I just don't do enough powder painting to warrent buying one, so I dip right out of the jar its sold in.

Capt Bob Fishin Mission
11-27-2007, 08:32 AM
I would like to know about this paint and info as well. I intend to make my own lures soon. Call 202-497-8874 to contact me about this . Thanks.

HJS
11-27-2007, 09:04 AM
I did a search on TF and found a few threads about using powder paint but not the very descriptives threads I was hunting for. Maybe I saw them on another fishing board.


https://www.tidalfish.com/forums/chesapeake-angler-original-board-maryland-angler/209289-making-stingsilvers-oops.html

https://www.tidalfish.com/forums/chesapeake-angler-original-board-maryland-angler/195364-house-paint-jig-heads.html

Darren
11-27-2007, 09:09 AM
Helpful hints. Let's see. Like I mentioned, I use a shoe rack to hang my lures on.

http://i.walmart.com/i/p/00/03/88/61/01/0003886101441_500X500.jpg

Mine isn't that fancy, but you get the idea. If you're handy, you can make one out of all thread. that's nice because the threaded rod keeps the lures from sliding around. It also makes a good place to hang them while they cool off.

Every paint is a little different. You have to play around with the temperature a little bit, esspecially if you go from a light color to a dark color.

Fos small lures I like to use a toaster oven that has a crumb tray door on the bottom. You can get these from Wal Mart for around $30. I flip it upside down and go in and out of the crumb tray door. This lets me use the rack inside the oven to hang lures on.

http://i.walmart.com/i/p/00/05/08/75/53/0005087553042_500X500.jpg

The smaller the oven, the more stable temperature it will maintain as you constantly open and close it. With the big kitchen ovens, oyu'll drop the temperature a lot every time you open the door. This will really effect your painting, but doesn't matter too much when you are curing the paint.

If your lure has recessed sockets for stick on eyes, use a flat tipped screw driver to clean them out after you dip them in the powder. If you don't, the powder will run when you cure them.

I like to clear coat over my colors, makes them hold up a little beeter, esspecially mojos or lures that get drug over the bottom. Normally I use clear coat with some metallic flake in them.

I've got the air brush for powder and it works. It is time consuming and makes a bit of a mess, so I don't use it a lot.

Here's some samples of what you can do with the powder finishing system.

Blue and white mojo with silver flake clear coat.

http://members.cox.net/jdfnav69/blueand%20white%20mojo.jpg

This is CSI's version of chrome.

http://members.cox.net/jdfnav69/chromeblue%20bunker.jpg

Red and white mojo with silver flake clear coat.

http://members.cox.net/jdfnav69/redandwhite%20mojo.jpg

Various jigs, hanging to cool on an oven rack.

http://members.cox.net/jdfnav69/troutjigs.jpg

DP
11-27-2007, 10:50 AM
I really like the toaster oven idea, it'll setup real nice in the shed. Thanks for finding the other threads, I'll do some more reading tonight. thanks guys DP

chilli
12-06-2007, 12:00 PM
Capt. Skip gave me a cheap homemade version of a fluidizer a few years back... The thing works really well...


To construct you will need:

1 6" x6" board
One aquarium air pump
1ft or less of 1/8" OD vinyl hose (purchase at same place as aquarium pump)
1 PVC End Cap
1 3" length of PVC Pipe... 2" is what mine is made of, but slighlty larger wouldn't hurt.

Mount the pump to the board. Next Drill a hole in the base of the PVC cap to snuggly accept the 1/8" hose. Cut a small furrow in the board so that you can recess the 1/8" hose in the board under the PVC cap. Use a single screw to attach the PVC cap with hose already inserted to the board facing up. Next insert the 3" long piece of PVC into the cap on the board. Fill with your favorite powder coat, plug her in and you will have a decent platform for your jig coating. This set up does not work as well as a commercial unit, but it is much better than coating straight from the jar. It softens up the powder coat substantially and allows for a much more even coating. Gone are the days of getting the dreaded "Clump"....

HJS
12-06-2007, 02:49 PM
Chilli - Heck... I think I could easily make one of those. As I understand your directions, you are using a 3" length of 2" diameter PVC pipe? Also, it shouldn't be that difficult to rig up a small vibrator (insert joke here) to the PVC pipe. A small, cheap motor out of a toy car is all you need and then find a way to attach an off center weight to the motor's shaft so that it virates like crazy. Then tape the motor to the side of the PVC. Vibration plus air will make the powder paint look like its boiling.