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Don

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one way to burn a house down. Why not paint? Are they lead, tin, Tungsten? Why didn't they melt in the oven. Remember I'm still the new guy.
 

A-5

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Lead has a melting point of 621 degrees. Baked at 350. Powder coat is 1,000,000 times stronger that paint and epoxy. Lol. You would think not. But I can say this powder coat is wow. And way easier than epoxy and paint.
 

josey12340

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What did you bake them in? I'm thinking could just hang them from the oven rack. Of course my wife might not think it was a good idea.
 
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pabassman

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I'm guessing you do the dip/swish method? Have you tried a fluid bed? I was going to get one but backed out.
 

A-5

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Honestly. Keep the the fluff up it’s all good. Getting the fluid bed seems to me a bit really technical. I’m sure it’s a better job. But honestly it’s not worth my time. Once I got the hang of it my jigs were clean and perfect. Put to much on the first round. But I adjusted. For me the heat of the head is more critical
 

pabassman

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Honestly. Keep the the fluff up it’s all good. Getting the fluid bed seems to me a bit really technical. I’m sure it’s a better job. But honestly it’s not worth my time. Once I got the hang of it my jigs were clean and perfect. Put to much on the first round. But I adjusted. For me the heat of the head is more critical
Same here. As long as you fluff the powder it seems good especially for jig heads. I was going to get one for doing wire baits. Right before I did I had an "incident" while pouring. After that I found a place to get custom heads so I just order them now. I still pour jigs heads with soft lead but spinnerbaits, buzzbaits need a harder, less pure lead thats tougher to melt.
 

Randy Z

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I want to ask a question. And I know everyone is going to be brutally honest! Lol!!! Which is what I'm looking for. Do you think a custom rod is worth the price? It's hard for me to make a rod for under a 100 dollars, and I know you can go to Walmart and buy a rod and reel combo for under 50 dollars, and hell I've done it!! But after building my own rods I have found them to be WAY SUPIERIER to store bought!! Not tooting my own horn, just saying. Go buy a bass rod at Walmart, 6 to 7 guides, mine have 10 to 12 guides, the last casting rod I built for a customer had 14 guides on it, they cast better, they feel better, there more sensitive since there built on the spine (perfect bend of the rod). I have checked my store bought rods and there NOT built on the spine. So I realize it's up to the person buying it, so the big question is would you buy a custom, (say bass rod) built to you specifications for 200 + dollars? This is not and advertisement!!! I just want to know everyone's opinon???
 

josey12340

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Yes. Well probably not a bass rod since I rarely bass fish but there is a difference between a quality stick and what you buy at Wally world
 

Don

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Having your own Iron in the fire makes you tend the fire better. I've only made two rods and both were about a hundred +/-. I don't like Graphite so if I make my own I can choose the blank I want, the weight I want, put my favorite handle on it and I can buy a color that I like.
 
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