How to Powder Coat Paint Fishing Jigs

Powder coat paint provides a hard glossy finish that will give your jigs or any metal item that extra touch. You are unlimited in the colors you can create by mixing them together.

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Wear shoes and pants when doing this and work over a table. Heating metal always has risk of danger. Ie: dropping hot metal in your pelvic area doesn't sound nice. Follow manufacturers directions

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Here is what you will need, it is a low start up cost.

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First grab the jig or item to be painted with something before heating. It will get hot if you didn't know.

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Heat the jig with a lighter or torch or heat gun. This takes practice. These small 1/16 oz lead take about 3-4 seconds. More is not better. Also a word of caution, lead will melt with a bic lighter!

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Dip the jig in your first paint and swirl around then tap excess off on your cup rim.

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This is how it should look. If its bubbling its too hot! If it powdery it's not hot enough, but that's ok. You can go over it with a torch, heat gun or put it in the oven and it will get glossy.

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I'm doing layers on these, Just dip the part you want painted in to coat. After my first coat I hit it with a torch fast before adding second coat. Tip: don't use bic for 2ed, black marks!

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Here you can see it wasn't hot enough. That's ok. Hit it with a torch. I'm adding a 3ed speckle layer anyway. It will be hot for it now.

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This is the speckle 3ed layer. I found after 3 layers they tend to drip in the oven. Too much paint. After you get the hang of it it's easier to control the amount you add.

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This is the torch I use to run over them when the paint isn't hot enough. It doesn't leave black soot on them like lighters or candles.

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Here it is on. It only takes 5 or so seconds to heat the paint up to melting point.

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Here it is with 3 layers.

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Here's some colors you can do. Also you can mix them as you like. The messes are easy to clean up, vacuum cleaner. You can sprinkle a color onto it or use a brush to flick it on for different effect

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Here I took a cookie rack and bent it to hang them when I'm done. I place this on a cookie sheet lined with foil before I bake.


Now do as the manufacture says. It usually says bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. That's the norm. Smaller ones may need lower temps longer. .

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Here's some colors you can get. Mix them up and you have many possibilities.


After baking let them cool then paint your eyes on with vinyl paints for a no chip finish.

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A finished 3 layer. First peach then white then super glow green. Easy cheesy.

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