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Old 02-22-2021, 11:36 PM   #1
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Painting lead weights...

I know that a can of spray paint will work. What are some other ways to do it?

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Old 02-23-2021, 12:07 AM   #2
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Powder coating weights netcrafters has everything and youtube . I use heat gun and dip weight in powder and then dry in oven . Not really hard once set up correctly and fun to do .


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Powder coating weights netcrafters has everything and youtube . I use heat gun and dip weight in powder and then dry in oven . Not really hard once set up correctly and fun to do .


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Agree with above. Very easy, cheap, durable. Jig heads, even spoons. Let your imagination go wild. Doesn't work out so well with Corkies though, unless you like them melted. oops.
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Old 02-23-2021, 09:14 AM   #4
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If you just have a dozen or 2 to do to me it's not worth the powder coating route. I bought a jar of acrylic art paint from Walmart for a buck to paint my kingfish rig weights and it works better than spray paint. Key is to clean the weights off first with alcohol.
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Powder coating is easier than painting IMO. Heat them up, dip them and as soon as they cool enough to be handled they are done. The downside of powder coating is that the stuff I have used chips and then flakes off easily and paint seems to be more durable.
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Old 02-23-2021, 04:08 PM   #6
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Im not even sure it's worth to do at all.. I've never seen a difference in catch rate with color of the head. The weight of the head and other variables probably help the presentation and putting it in front of fish more than just the color. Grey seems to work fine for me. That said.. if coloring them helps your confidence then by all means color away. Confidence helps us present the bait better and be more ready when we get a strike.
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Since when does anything in the lure business have to make sense or make a difference to catching fish?

Years ago I use to like to paint all my jigheads red thinking it kinda represented gills on a baitfish. A flash of red. Same idea as the guys who like red hooks. So I use to paint them red and then Colorite came out with their powder paints for leadheads and I started using that. They were clear and had glitter in them and they had about a hundred color combinations. That is where I started doing the powder coat deal. It's been years since I painted or powder coated a leadhead.

The OP didn't say what kind of weights he is painting. I just used the example of jigheads since that is what I have experience with.
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Back in the day tbey used to sell torpedo weights painted hot pink. We would use those under a popping cork with live shrimp. Have not seen those in years. I watched a youtube video. Ordered the supplies and will post some pics when done.

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Back in the day tbey used to sell torpedo weights painted hot pink. We would use those under a popping cork with live shrimp. Have not seen those in years. I watched a youtube video. Ordered the supplies and will post some pics when done.

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One of the old salts I grew up fishing with uses orange ones and has for as long as I can remember. At one time he couldn't find them anymore and I painted a bunch of them up for him. He still uses them under regular unweighted popping corks.
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Im not even sure it's worth to do at all.. I've never seen a difference in catch rate with color of the head. The weight of the head and other variables probably help the presentation and putting it in front of fish more than just the color. Grey seems to work fine for me. That said.. if coloring them helps your confidence then by all means color away. Confidence helps us present the bait better and be more ready when we get a strike.
I agree with ya on inshore stuff. I've never found any difference between a plain and pink jig head. I do think it can make a difference offshore. For kings and spanish it seems to give them something to aim for especially on a live or dead bait rig and prevents them from cutting the wire as often.
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