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    Ok brand new as you all know to painting jigs. Got all my equipment and did a few test heads with a heat gun. No problems. Here is my question? I have a smaller desk I work at and the heat gun takes up needed space. I was wondering if anyone used an alcohol lamp and how well it works?

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    I know some of the guys use alcohol burners
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    I have one and have used it since I started powder painting jigs. I recently tried a heat gun and I will admit I found the heat gun easier and more forgiving. The lamp will work fine and you might like it. I like and used the lamp because it was quiet and since I’m usually doing it after I put my girls to bed I don’t want to do ANYTHING to wake them……lol

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    I put mine in the drawer, pointed upwards and close it to lock the gun in the upright position. The gun is a good method and wirth finding a way to use.
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    I only use a alcohol lamp works well for me. It takes a little getting use to it. Hear gun made to much noise for me.

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    I've been painting jigs for over 30 years and in that time I've painted over 500,000 jigs using a Bic lighter. Doesn't use up much space, and I make some nice jigs with them counting to a certain number depending on head size before dipping.
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    I used a candle for years. Got a heat gun and wondered why did it take me so long to switch. My guns resides on the floor near my feet. I simply put on my desk top when I need it.

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    I use a propane torch. Quick and easy, does take some getting the feel for it. SAFETY!
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    Mine sits on a lamp stand next to m6 couch where I powder paint jigs and watch tv….it’s a nice heat gun with a sturdy stand built into it though,,,,
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    An alcohol burner is all that I ever use. Works great.
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