Jep. It stays shiny like tin and is almost as heavy as lead so it has its place in very small jigs where the price doesn`t matter and pp is not necessary. It can not be powder painted because of its very low melting point.
You actually CAN powder paint bismuth. Melting point is just over 520 degrees which is only about 100 degrees less than lead. Tin melts at slightly less than bismuth, so you just have to be somewhat careful like with most of what we do.. Most powderpaints, including Pro-Tec which is what Do-It sells, adheres around 325.
As a side note, I see quite a few folks say they pour "tungsten" jig heads. Highly doubtful, as tungsten melts at a balmy 6100+ degrees.
...agreed on mixing tin with the bismuth.
Good alternative for those in states with lead bans.