pc won’t stick to the bullets…

popper

Well-Known Member
Elec.static gun applies negative field(OK some can do either) to the powder. tribo effect is caused by friction of the POWDER rubbing against plastic, a positive charge, pull electrons from the powder. Lead doesn't accumulate charge easily. Thicker plastic container gives more insulation for the charge, it effectively bleeds off through the bowl. Glass has a high dielectric constant but nope, ain't going to do that! Remember the Leyden jar? Powder does get contaminated by lead dust and BB dust. Too much powder means less static per particle of powder. H2O likes to collect electrons, which kills static.
 
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burbank.jung

New Member
My experience is first, you need a #5 plastic container. Second, you need good PC powder. Harbor Freight did poorly for me. Some PC bakes blotchy. Third, I use something to improve static build like styro-foam, Fourth, cold bullets don't pc as well as warm bullets.
 

Ian

Notorious member
Thanks for going over it again, CW. I really like that satin chrome coating. Don't fret the little imperfections on the mouths of the HPs, it won't make any difference to how well they shoot.
 

L Ross

Well-Known Member
Now if only I could apply all of the PC brain power to painting my jigs! I have either misplaced or loaned out the aquarium pump powered powder paint agitator thingy that roils the powder. Then holding a jig in a hemostat you can dip the lead head into the powder to get it coated. Typically I pre-heat the jig so the paint instantly melts onto the lead then back into the oven to cure.

They other day I was dipping heated jigs directly into the jar of powder without the assistance of pumped air air agitation and the coating was pretty thick. Then I hung them in my cheap pizza oven and went the thermostat called for more heat the jigs hanging nearest the heating elements got "toasted" a little.

I thought about "swirling" the jigs in a tub for a moment, cold to do the static charge thing but realized my hooks would end up painted also. Another thought I had was once I melt the paint onto the jig head does the paint really need 20 minutes to cure? Hell they're just fishing jigs.
 

CWLONGSHOT

Residing in New England
My little brother powdercoat Jig heads as well. He heats the head up with a flame, holding the hook. Then dips them in powder and then hangs them on a wire in a toaster oven to bake them.
Works for him but doubt he does a few dozen at a time.
CW
 

L Ross

Well-Known Member
My little brother powdercoat Jig heads as well. He heats the head up with a flame, holding the hook. Then dips them in powder and then hangs them on a wire in a toaster oven to bake them.
Works for him but doubt he does a few dozen at a time.
CW
Pretty much what I just did the other day. In order to get the bright oranges and pinks to really pop I used a white base coat. The only problem I encountered was the 1/16 oz. jigs now have heads on them the size of 1/8 oz. jigs due to the heavy paint build up. I know I'm overing thinking that issue, but then I can be a good over thinker. I'll bet the term "Over Thinker" sounds really good in German.
 

PAT303

New Member
From now on I'm going to try the warmed bullet method, I do that with Hi Tek and it works, like a few people it seems like some of my failures were down too to much powder or old powder in the container, thanks for the tips everyone.