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Offline Cannibul

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Re: Starting to get the hang of it...
« Reply #15 on: 06/28/16 16:30 UTC »
Yep.  I'm giving Solarez a try right now as a top coat.

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Re: Starting to get the hang of it...
« Reply #16 on: 01/17/18 14:10 UTC »
How do you powder coat the bigger baits, do you build a bigger fluid bed, or some other method.

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Re: Starting to get the hang of it...
« Reply #17 on: 01/18/18 10:48 UTC »
I use 3" cups from TJ's or make my own. 

I heat them in a frying pan on a hot plate. 

Grab them with some hemostats by the wire and dip.  I keep the fluid bed cups full enough to almost come to the top of the cup.  I can do up to 2 oz slabs this way with no problem.


Offline Kasilofchrisn

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Re: Starting to get the hang of it...
« Reply #18 on: 01/18/18 22:10 UTC »
How do you powder coat the bigger baits, do you build a bigger fluid bed, or some other method.
My taller cups are 2" x 12" tall I can do 25oz slab jigs that are 10"long in mine no problem!
I have three tall fluid beds going at once.
I heat big jigs in the toaster oven.
Dip in white base coat, then dip in primary color, hit it with the powder paint airbrush for accent colors, then dip in UV blast.
Hang to cool then cure in my toaster oven as usual.
My biggest jig is 48oz but requires a taller 3" cup to fit.
Fluid beds and cups are cheap and so easy to build I have a bunch of them.

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Re: Starting to get the hang of it...
« Reply #19 on: 01/19/18 03:54 UTC »
Very nice... Be careful with your dream box. I had a blade bait box very similar that had 300+ custom painted, expensive eyes and expensive hooks all in one box.... It fell off the side of the boat and sunk like a rock... I lost $1,200.00-$1,800.00 worth of baits in about 2 seconds , Never to be found again.  >:(