My best painted jigs

JUNGLEJIM1

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View attachment 1View attachment 2View attachment 3View attachment 4I finally got the crinkle paint figured out and have been painting some cool heads. Favorite so far are these 1/4 oz poison tails. The secret is after painting the jig will look black and when you cure the heads the colors the colors appear like magic, been curing mine at 300 even though it suggests 400 which I think is to hot and developed cone heads on a few.
 

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JUNGLEJIM1

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I don't know if the fish like them better but I do. Painted a few hundred average jigs before I got it dialed in and now all I want to do is paint these heads. I have to be careful and make sure I have the paint cleaned out of the eyes really well before baking because paint is super hard after baking and if the eyes are clogged it's hard to get the paint out.
 

eddieb

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JUNGLEJIM1 said:
I don't know if the fish like them better but I do. Painted a few hundred average jigs before I got it dialed in and now all I want to do is paint these heads. I have to be careful and make sure I have the paint cleaned out of the eyes really well before baking because paint is super hard after baking and if the eyes are clogged it's hard to get the paint out.

Those look realy good , I think they will work.
 

RockGeo

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JJ1,

I love the look of those heads! Just having such a great color pattern would give me confidence that they would be a great fish catching lure.

Thanks for sharing!
 

EasyKasting

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I don't know if the fish like them better but I do. Painted a few hundred average jigs before I got it dialed in and now all I want to do is paint these heads. I have to be careful and make sure I have the paint cleaned out of the eyes really well before baking because paint is super hard after baking and if the eyes are clogged it's hard to get the paint out.
Your painted jig heads caught my eye!

Can you tell me more about how the crinkle paint process works to get that painting look?

Did you know:

There's an easy way to keep hook eyes open when you dip paint.

-- It stops paint from gunking the eyes.
--- You'll save time from heating a pin and poking the eye after curing (you won't have to!)
---- Your eyes will shimmer in the sun.


You can paint hundreds of jigs 10X's faster using what I know.
The time saved comes from not having to clean your hooks... You don't even have to touch them.

FIND OUT HOW when you answer my question (tell me you want the secret).
 

JUNGLEJIM1

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I have a couple videos on you tube showing how I paint these, Check painting with crinkle powder paint. First dip in white or chartreuse for a base coat, brush tap one or two contrasting colors top and bottom then dip into crinkle paint last. Bake in oven at 325-350 for 15 minutes with heads up to prevent coneheads. I heat the head only once with a regular Bic lighter before dipping or brush tapping but last step is always into the crinkle paint. I've used up to seven colors on a jig but 2-3 colors will work fine to start. Head looks shiny black when finished and baking them brings out the other colors. IMG_2091.JPGIMG_2092.JPGIMG_2076.JPG
 

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the trick to clean jig eyes

Since allot of the jigs I make are on smaller hooks, I clean the eyes before baking - allot easier. Have one of those hand eye cleaners that take of about 90% of the paint. They hit the eye with an old box cutter blade and scrap off the remaining 10%
 

Microbaits

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Thanks guys. I am currently in the process of remodeling my work area. Since we had a water problem. I am anxious to finish soon. The key is to be organized and not have everything scattered about.
 
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