- Heat the jig by holding it 1 inch
above a non-smoking candle flame (must be non-smoking keep the wick
trimmed to about one quarter inch in length) roughly 5 seconds per 1/8 oz.
of jig weight.
- Once hot, quickly swish jig
through light powder paint with side to side motion to cover the entire
surface. Do not dip or push jigs into powder paint. Remove jig
immediately and tap off any excess powder.
- You should see the paint melt,
after the excess has been tapped off, if so, you are close to the right
heat. If the jig smokes, reduce the preheat time slightly. If the jig
appears powdery and dry, increase the preheat time.
Always try to work on the cool side, as it is easy to add a little more
heat to melt the paint, rather than having too much paint on the jig to
start with. Wait a few seconds for the jig to cool before allowing it to
touch anything, the paint hardens quickly. Always keep the powder paint
loose and fluffy between jigs.
If the powder paint has not
completely melted, after removing the jig from the powder paint, again hold the
jig 1 inch above the flame and allow the powder paint to melt completely.
CAUTION: NEVER PLACE THE
JIG/LURE DIRECTLY IN THE FLAME OR THE JIG/LURE WILL TURN BLACK.
Other heat sources such as a propane
torch, alcohol burner, toaster oven may also be used. If you will be painting a
large number of jigs you can preheat them in an oven for 15 minutes at 325°F
Powder Painting Spoons & Spinner
of Powder Painting
- Required Tools
Painting Spoons & Spinner
- Applying Airbrush Style Textured
- Applying Two Tones
- Applying Eyes
- Oven Curing