Chipped paint on jig heads

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Chipped paint on jig heads

Postby hungry_cow » Sun May 15, 2016 11:49 pm

I am really hard on my jigs and always end up chipping the paint off the heads. And my favorite jigs are shooter lure jigs whose one weakness is they chip easily and the head is pretty much silver after a half day of use.

Do you think having the paint gone from a jig head gets any less bites? Or what do you do to fix them. Permanent marker, paint pen, something else?

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Re: Chipped paint on jig heads

Postby cadman » Mon May 16, 2016 2:00 am

I wouldn't sweat the details. You probably lost most of the paint on the bottom from dragging. Now I don't know anything about the paint they use, but powder paint should not crack or chip off easily, unless you smash it with a hammer. I paint a lot of jigs and I lose jigs before the paint comes off. With that said, if you are concerned about the lead shining through, you can try a black marker on the water. If you want to get fancy, when you get home, you can use a bottle of testor's paint to touch up or nail polish. Let dry really well and go back to fishing next time around. If you have any time in the winter, you can take the skirts carefully off of your jigs, strip the existing paint, and powder paint them again, then wire tie your skirt back on. Good winter project, as you may have a dozen or so to do.

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Re: Chipped paint on jig heads

Postby MRQturbo » Mon May 16, 2016 2:41 am

give dirty jigs a try...paint finish is very durable...i fish a very rocky lake and have had no issues with them compared to other jigs i used to use that would fall apart after a days usage.....

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Re: Chipped paint on jig heads

Postby njbasscat » Mon May 30, 2016 9:52 am

I wouldn't worry about paint on the jig head. Most likely, fish focus more on the skirt and trailer in my opinion. I have some old Terminator Pros Top Secret jigs that are no longer in production. They are beat up but still catch bass.

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Re: Chipped paint on jig heads

Postby JTinKC » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:27 am

I agree. I've caught a lot of fish on beat up spinnerbaits that have no paint left on the head. Sometimes I think it may be better as it presents a different look.

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Re: Chipped paint on jig heads

Postby SmallSmallie » Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:58 pm

I've tried applying protection coating on jig but came up very easily. I just don't care any more as it's bound to happen.

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Re: Chipped paint on jig heads

Postby NJ Jigman » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:31 pm

get some SHARPIE permanent markers black, brown, green and color your jigheads. not super durable but will last a few trips, when you finish take a little dab oh scent, megastrike, and rub it over the head to cover the marker smell

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Re: Chipped paint on jig heads

Postby Dexter » Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:46 pm

Wife and daughter's old nail polish. Can get some wild "big eye" combos. As long as the hook is still good, Just repaint 'em again & again.

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Re: Chipped paint on jig heads

Postby Bassmar » Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:24 pm

You can paint them with two part clear epoxy BEFORE you use them. It's pretty durable.

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Re: Chipped paint on jig heads

Postby ayo8 » Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:46 pm

I know it doesn't matter, but for me, its a visual thing. I need to have confidence in a lure when i use it, so if it needs paint, ill paint it.

Im sure some of you can relate :D

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Re: Chipped paint on jig heads

Postby Real Pudd legend » Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:09 pm

If your fishing the shad colors or black etc ... I go to a hobby store or craft store and buying a paint marker. It's lasts longer and coats thicker than a sharpie marker and to me fills in the gaps easier and is darker than a sharpie marker .

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Re: Chipped paint on jig heads

Postby vinnieb729 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:20 pm

Devcon 2 ton epoxy is about as durable a coat you'll find. Clear, waterproof, hard.

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Re: Chipped paint on jig heads

Postby rgbtr196le » Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:28 pm

Yes try some nail polish, that stuff is cheap but pretty durable.

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Re: Chipped paint on jig heads

Postby Teal101 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:27 pm

MRQturbo wrote:give dirty jigs a try...paint finish is very durable...i fish a very rocky lake and have had no issues with them compared to other jigs i used to use that would fall apart after a days usage.....


Yup I use Dirty jigs and rarely lose paint. I dont think it makes much of a difference if you do though.
I like TD-Z's

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Re: Chipped paint on jig heads

Postby Mike and Pike » Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:57 am

Flexcoat is very nice for coating jig heads. Epoxy, but with some flex to it when the heads are smashing against rocks and such.


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