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rnvinc
01-14-2018, 06:59 PM
To powder paint 214EL minner hooks ...

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Rickie

Retired2Fish
01-14-2018, 07:03 PM
Looks like good preparation for better:fish weather.

dhaire
01-14-2018, 08:47 PM
After powder coating are they like jigs? Not sure I know why you powder coat hooks. But, I figured you would tell me since you have helped me a dozen times before.


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FurFlyin
01-14-2018, 08:54 PM
What is that you have rigged up with the powder in it? It's a fluid bed I'm guessing but I'm trying to figure out how you have it rigged up.

scrat
01-14-2018, 08:54 PM
Neat! I would like to see a picture of the hooks after you paint them. Sorry just looked again and I see them on the stands to the left. That's neat and the fish are liable to hit them without a bait on the hook.:ThumbsUp

Redge
01-14-2018, 09:04 PM
Curious minds want to know. Painting hooks?


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rnvinc
01-15-2018, 09:32 AM
Curious minds want to know. Painting hooks?


Adding color to minner hooks seems to adds more enticement factor ...

Has it increased my catch rate? = I feel it has ...

I'm careful not to paint the barb - that makes it harder to get the minner on the hook and takes away from the Sharpness of the hookpoint ...

Rickie

rnvinc
01-15-2018, 09:39 AM
What is that you have rigged up with the powder in it? It's a fluid bed I'm guessing but I'm trying to figure out how you have it rigged up.



The built in O ring makes the PVC union a perfect fluid bed housing that easily allows changing the diffuser filter for color changes (I use regular 110lb card stock paper for the diffuser filter) ...

Cap one end and drill a hole for air supply ...

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rnvinc
01-15-2018, 10:33 AM
I had a few PM's asking about my custom built fluid bed ...

I tried several different types of media for the air diffuser media (coffee filters, paper towels, printer paper, etc) ... The 110lb card stock diffused the air more evenly thru the powder paint than any other media I tried ...

Air will indeed pass thru paper ...

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*2" PVC schedule 80 union capped at the bottom with a 2" PVC schedule 40 end cap ...
*Refrigerator ice maker brass flow valve ...
*110v aquarium aerator ...

Rickie

rnvinc
01-15-2018, 10:59 AM
Minner hooks - with cheats ...

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Rickie

Redge
01-15-2018, 05:37 PM
Rickie do you use those hooks for eyes, or Crappie?


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rnvinc
01-15-2018, 06:22 PM
Rickie do you use those hooks for eyes, or Crappie?

These are my minner hooks for crappie ...

Rickie

Cane Pole
01-15-2018, 06:40 PM
To powder paint 214EL minner hooks ...

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Rickie


What kinda paint mixer U got here?

Looxs like a electric window motor apparatus.

rnvinc
01-15-2018, 08:40 PM
What kinda paint mixer U got here?

Looxs like a electric window motor apparatus.

It's an 110v aquarium aerator for air supply to the fluid bed Tom ...

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Rickie

crp4570
01-15-2018, 09:31 PM
Good job buddy. I see you too screw yard sticks to work bench sides. I do do it to all my work stations.

Dollfly
01-15-2018, 09:32 PM
Does the paint make the hooks harder to pull loose when you get hung up. just wondering because the 214 is lite wire. Did the paint stiffen them any?

FurFlyin
01-15-2018, 09:42 PM
Rickie, I guess you're using the heat gun to activate the paint instead of an oven of some sort?

rnvinc
01-16-2018, 09:46 AM
Does the paint make the hooks harder to pull loose when you get hung up. just wondering because the 214 is lite wire. Did the paint stiffen them any?

I try to keep the paint from extending into the hook bend very far so that the integrity of the "EL" in the 214EL still allows the hook to pull free from snags ...

Rickie

rnvinc
01-16-2018, 09:49 AM
Rickie, I guess you're using the heat gun to activate the paint instead of an oven of some sort?

The heat gun is just to heat the hook enough to get the powder paint to grab the hook (about 5 seconds with my particular heat gun) ...

I still bake the lot according to the instructions of 350 for 20 minutes (my wife hates this part because I use her oven) ...

Rickie

Mike1234
01-16-2018, 09:51 AM
Looks good


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rnvinc
01-16-2018, 10:44 AM
Good job buddy. I see you too screw yard sticks to work bench sides. I do do it to all my work stations.

Handy for sure ...!!

I have that one in the Pic slotted so I can easily remove it for other measuring ...

Rickie

CrappieFlopper
01-16-2018, 08:41 PM
I use a small toaster oven, put hooks or jigs on its racks and set temp. and timer and go about your business.

rnvinc
01-16-2018, 09:24 PM
I use a small toaster oven, put hooks or jigs on its racks and set temp. and timer and go about your business.

A toaster oven for baking powder paint stuff is on my list of must haves ...

Rickie