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Old 01-31-2009, 09:04 PM   #1
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Default Clear coat for jigs?

Any of you guys ever try to clear coat a new metal jig to try to keep the paint jobfrom chipping off too bad. If you do have luck at it , what product do youuse?

I'm afraidcheaper jigs like the Bass Pro stinger jigs don't hold up to the beating off reefs and teeth.
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Old 01-31-2009, 09:23 PM   #2
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Default RE: Clear coat for jigs?

Try coating the heads and the threads (if the jig has feathers tied) with epoxy. Nothing will last forever, but I will lose them in the reefs before the epoxy wears off.
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Old 01-31-2009, 09:33 PM   #3
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I use epoxy and wood brushing laquer. 4-5 coats of laquer will give the jig ahard and shiny finish. Protects the paint pretty well. The stuff I use is "Cabot Brushing laquer".
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Old 01-31-2009, 09:42 PM   #4
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Default RE: Clear coat for jigs?

Nobody laugh at me but Iuse the glitter nail polish as the base and then I use nail polish hardener after the base dries. It works just as good and then it is not hard to touch up the jig if needed.
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Old 01-31-2009, 09:46 PM   #5
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:withstupid I too use nail polisher! Its a great hardener for small thread.
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:16 PM   #6
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Default RE: Clear coat for jigs?

Try 5 Minute Crystal Clear One Ton Epoxy... found at Wally World or local hardware stores.
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:11 AM   #7
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Default RE: Clear coat for jigs?

thanks for the feedback, I'll get on it.....sounds like I ought to have some clear nail polish at least on board my boat for quick repairs.

I will get some Cabot stuff and some Epoxy for at home controlled coating.....and do a trial test on some older jigs.

Thanks again
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