Powder Coating Your fishing lures

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Re: Powder Coating Your fishing lures

Post by austex » Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:29 pm

Mike, The lure goes in the bottom of the fluid bed in the "paint" and covered with the coffee filter (top) to retain the dust? Or it sits on filter to get coated with the dust?
IE: Heat lure drop in paint (bottom) and then cover,(filter) then turn on the air pump?

Brilliant idea. I've thought about it but didn't want to buy a pc gun just to do such small items. I've painted some with so-so results.
BTW; you think there is enough interest in the fishing world to start mfg. this lure again? Some lose/snag lures; I don't. :^o








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Re: Powder Coating Your fishing lures

Post by rlown » Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:34 pm

do a search in google for fluid bed powder coating. you should get this: https://www.google.com/search?q=fluid+b ... B420%3B293

The images should give a good idea of how it works.

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Re: Powder Coating Your fishing lures

Post by Jimr » Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:41 pm

Another option for making dots is to use nails with varying head sizes from small finishing nails to larger flat head nails. I pre-drill a hole in the end of a wooden joining dowel, dip the point of the nail in Elmers glue and tap it into the dowel for a handle. I use a head half of the size I want the final dot, barely dip the head in acrylic paint and touch it on. After drying overnight, I can put a smaller dot inside for a double circled eye.

BTW, what is the advantage to powder coating with UV clearcoat and acrylic painting with UV clearcoat?
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Re: Powder Coating Your fishing lures

Post by rlown » Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:50 pm

Jimr wrote: BTW, what is the advantage to powder coating with UV clearcoat and acrylic painting with UV clearcoat?
I found this in looking for comparisons on your question: http://weldingweb.com/archive/index.php/t-61624.html

I think the main reason is that the Z-Rays were powder coated in the first place. Everything eventually gets chipped or needs to be repainted, or if you're Markskor, thrown deep and caught on a rock :p The additional UV coating is just another layer for either.

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