Component Systems Vinyl Lure and Jig Paint
Understand this first
I have tried dipping, brushing and airbrushing this paint, by far airbrushing works best. Be prepaired to use about as much thinner as paint to mix for airbrushing as this paint is much too thick to airbrush straight out of the bottle. However, when thinned enough to spray, one bottle of white will cover about 200 1/4oz. jigs and a bottle of color will cover about the same amount. I have not had as good luck when brushing (too many brush marks), or dipping (leaves big "globs" of paint when hung up to dry).
I have airbrushed 50 or 100 jigs with white, and by the time I have cleaned the airbrush and switch to another colot the paint has dried and is ready for the color overcoat.
I usually use this paint for airbrushing pony head jigs, I can airbrush them without filling the swivel with paint. You might want to coat with the clear for a gloss finish, but in my opinion the fish can not tell the difference.
May 15, 2011
You can dip or paint with this, but as its starts to set almost immediately, it's hard to brush on an even coat without leaving marks. I dip for solid color, and save brushing for adding dots/stripes or for touch-ups. Keep in mind that the fresh paint will start to dissolve the underlying old, so anything more than a quick dab will quickly end up starting to smear. Also, dipping results in a heavy coat of paint, so quickly putting a dipped object on a drying wheel (that keeps rotating the lure) until the paint is cured is pretty much mandatory if you want an even coat.
May 21, 2011
LURE AND JIG PAINT
The paint works fine. However, before you buy, be prepared to set up the lure. First, some fine sandpaper, then a base coat, (white) let it dry, then paint the color you like, let it dry, then a final clear coat. I let each coat dry for about 2 and one half hours before putting on the next coat. Worked OK for me. Be sure you have thinner on hand to clean your brushes. Good luck. It beats buying new lures when the old colors quit on you.
April 19, 2011
paint your jigs
tried painting some small jigheads for crappie fishing. worked well painting them with a small brush. tried dipping, but found it left too much paint on. just picked up some tiny brushes at the flea market. only put on one coat, just enough for crappie fishing, the jigs don't last too long anyway before they get hung up. work in a well ventilated area, dries pretty quick.
April 7, 2010