Painting Iron

baaadlybent

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Hi. I'm gonna paint all the odd ball colors of surface and heavy irons I have since I NEVER use them. I seem to only use white/blue and white/mint. I'm guessing lightly sand, primer, and finish coats. Looking at my new salas irons they are nice and shiny. Maybe a clear coat over the colors? And I'm thinking just use Krylon spray paint. Other suggestions?
 
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baaadlybent

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Actually, the salas are dull. The tadys are nice and shiny.
 
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Mike M

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    I used paint stripper, primer and then Krylon to paint these jigs. Takes about 2 weeks for the paint smell to completely subside. I plan to use them at Cedros Island this year. If the paint scratches, I'll have fun painting them again :)

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    Johnlgarrison

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    Paint your lead sinkers while you are at it. I paint my sinkers because I don’t want to absorb lead into my system. Think about it lead corrodes in salt water. You handle the sinker and absorb into your skin or eat a boat burger and lead is on your skin.
     
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    atun53

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    I use the Montana Gold brand that was recommended here a few years ago. I usually steal my wife’s Michael’s coupons and buy a few at a time. Malachite is what I use for Mint/White. Olive Green is my go to for wounded soldier. Seems thinner and a little more depth in color than krylon. I strip, chamfer the holes, and re-ring.

    A few years ago my daughter had me paint a mint with light purple because it reminded her of Dora the Explorer. She got a kick out of it and I got some yellows up to 30 on it.
     
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    cortezpirasea

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    When I "survived" in Mexico I would dip them in a can of house paint and fish the crap out of them! Worked like a charm.
     
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    stonefly

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    I had a lot of fun with hydro dipping the lineup of roached out jigs a few years ago.

    A hair dryer or heat gun if you have one can cut the cure time way down.
     
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    tunakillerjoe1

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    I saw some squid-like wraps for jigs at Turners yesterday. No idea how they work, looked cool though.
     
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    Omarkayak

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    How bout the "San Clemente Special" finish? Paint entire jig green (like forest green or metallic). Allow to completely dry. Paint entire jig white over the green. Before it dries all the way, scrape it up with a nail head or similar to show underlying green streaks. Knocks the shit out of the calicos at SCI (but then what doesn't on any given day?).

    Good fishin'!
    BDC OK
     
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    Mtnfshr

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    How bout the "San Clemente Special" finish? Paint entire jig green (like forest green or metallic). Allow to completely dry. Paint entire jig white over the green. Before it dries all the way, scrape it up with a nail head or similar to show underlying green streaks. Knocks the shit out of the calicos at SCI (but then what doesn't on any given day?).

    Good fishin'!
    BDC OK

    That's like back in the day, baking white jigs until they turned the desired shade of squidly diddly brown for WSB at the 'Nados.
     
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    Cubeye

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    How bout the "San Clemente Special" finish? Paint entire jig green (like forest green or metallic). Allow to completely dry. Paint entire jig white over the green. Before it dries all the way, scrape it up with a nail head or similar to show underlying green streaks. Knocks the shit out of the calicos at SCI (but then what doesn't on any given day?).

    Good fishin'!
    BDC OK
    In what direction do you scrape?
    Parallel to the center line of the jig?
    Or?
     
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    Omarkayak

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    Jul 26, 2007
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    In what direction do you scrape?
    Parallel to the center line of the jig?
    Or?
    Lengthwise, random length. Suppose you could do crosswise too, or even little short scrapes for a speckled look. I'll see if I can get a picture of one.

    Good fishin'!
    BDC OK
     
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