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slick814

Dip-Painting jigs

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I've only had limited experience with this, so I'm hoping that some of you can help.
I'm using vinyl jig paint, and it seems that if I do it on a hotter day, the paint hardens a lot better than in cooler weather.
Is it just me, Or is this normal? If so, does anyone have any tips to get this stuff to harden up a bit better if the temps outside are closer to 60 than 90?
I don't have a place indoors to do it, so I'm kind of stuck doing it outside...
Any other tips would be appreciated.

Thanks -

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Tried paint and powder. I think the powder stuff is easier to use. You can make some cool colors with powder too.

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Slick... be sure your paint is thin enough, but not too thin. You should get one *drip* about 2 seconds after pulling your jig out of the paint, and then you should be able to bump the jig on a paper towel, etc to get the excess... hang the jig and you should have no more paint build up... Each coat (primer and color) should dry within 15 minutes to be able to put the next coat on. The clear gloss at the end you will want to allow at least a day before using the jig.

Do not over-thin the paint, you want it to cover in one coat.

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FisherDave-

Thanks for the tips, I appreciate it. I think that I might need to thin out some of my colors. Some came out great, others a bit too thick... The drip count will help a lot!

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