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KY Grant
06-11-2016, 07:55 PM
Need to paint the tips of my BGJP's with a Florescent orange but just wanted to make sure before I paint them that I don't use the wrong paint. Hoping it'll help a little seeing the bite slightly better. Thanks

"G"
06-11-2016, 08:04 PM
I use Krylon spray paint ....get it at WalMart

Dutch
06-11-2016, 08:05 PM
Need to paint the tips of my BGJP's with a Florescent orange but just wanted to make sure before I paint them that I don't use the wrong paint. Hoping it'll help a little seeing the bite slightly better. Thanks

I use the Krylon Fluorescent Yellow from walmart, tape the eyes, apply a white primer coat (a cheap spray paint works) and paint. Works great.

KY Grant
06-11-2016, 08:16 PM
I use the Krylon Fluorescent Yellow from walmart, tape the eyes, apply a white primer coat (a cheap spray paint works) and paint. Works great.

Okay. That's what I'll do. Thanks

rnvinc
06-11-2016, 08:21 PM
Krylon Fusion is made for plastics ...which means it has some flex that resists chipping when a fishing rod is bent over and over ...
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Crappiemaniac
06-12-2016, 12:48 AM
We used Krylon spray paint. My Son Painted these Southern crappie rods for me last week. I can't see darker colors very well.http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160612/a4723c7d5c9729716f836aa0d9079d73.jpg


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KnightShadow10
06-12-2016, 12:34 PM
Might try one in white..my eyes pick that up better than the other colors

Crappiemaniac
06-12-2016, 04:35 PM
Might try one in white..my eyes pick that up better than the other colors

Makes a big difference for me!


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Crestliner08
06-13-2016, 05:24 AM
I use paint from a hobby shop. The brand is "Model Master" and I apply it with a brush, which is more accurate and less messy (IMO). I start off with white as the base coat, letting it dry overnight between coats (IMPERATIVE!). I personally like "cadmium yellow light" shade for the actual tip color. These old eyes can pick up on that color quite easily.

I always finish the tip paint with a coating of Sally Hansen's "Advanced Hard As Nails" clear nail polish. Just make sure you've given the paint itself adequate time to dry between coats - at the very least a day for each coat. Yes, it takes time, but a great winter project.

Painting the rod section between the tip top and the first eye under it, gives me a stark color contrast necessary to pick up the most finicky of bites. All my crappie rods are dressed up in this fashion. Works for me! :)

Boh
06-13-2016, 04:20 PM
Just got 2 new 12ft poles for slow trolling. Will have to give painting the tips a try.

pineplace
06-13-2016, 05:26 PM
Need to paint the tips of my BGJP's with a Florescent orange but just wanted to make sure before I paint them that I don't use the wrong paint. Hoping it'll help a little seeing the bite slightly better. Thanks
Just wondering why you paint the tip of you poles? Can't you just feel the thump ?

CrappiePappy
06-13-2016, 06:09 PM
Just wondering why you paint the tip of you poles? Can't you just feel the thump ?

I don't think these rods are going to be held "in hand", but placed in rod holder systems ... so, no feeling of the thump. It's all "visual" !!