Making Your Own Metal Jigs

DSRTEGL

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#43
How does that work? Can you put some sort of tacky film, apply, then clear it?
Or is that the process?

Putting Down a clear nail polish clear coat.....Waiting until it is nearly fully dry.....and then adding the foil......just like it says too.....I THINK I am not letting it dry long enough.......the experiments continue
 
#47
Thanks for the TEASE.....Now how are you getting the damn things to WORK......

AND....Where do you get your jigs
Don't want to hijack your thread. It is indeed tricky to work with the nail foils ... do a search in tackleunderground.com forums for some
answers. The key is to find an adhesive that sticks well enough to the jig that it isn't pulled off by the foil. Try precoat adhesive layer, dry and make
the second coat very thin and even. The jigs were made from my silicone molds.
 

DSRTEGL

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#48
Don't want to hijack your thread. It is indeed tricky to work with the nail foils ... do a search in tackleunderground.com forums for some
answers. The key is to find an adhesive that sticks well enough to the jig that it isn't pulled off by the foil. Try precoat adhesive layer, dry and make
the second coat very thin and even. The jigs were made from my silicone molds.

I have been putting down a layer of clear top coat and letting it dry until it does not show a fingerprint and then added the foil.....Maybe I am not letting the clear coat dry enough of I am letting it dry too much........and SILICONE MOLDS???.........More details please.......I was looking at them over Plaster of Paris in my research now.
 
#50
I have been putting down a layer of clear top coat and letting it dry until it does not show a fingerprint and then added the foil.....Maybe I am not letting the clear coat dry enough of I am letting it dry too much........and SILICONE MOLDS???.........More details please.......I was looking at them over Plaster of Paris in my research now.[/QUOTE
GT Products GT1364 mold making silicone in the gallon size will make about 17 molds. Cost per mold about $7.
 

DSRTEGL

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#57
Oh ok... Cool...

My crazy butt actually went to go mess with jigs early in the morning.. Then I went looking for my split rings... Then tools... Then sticker prizim eyes... Geez... Mr OCD here... lol
I feel your pain.....I just spilled coffee all over my crafting bench and 6 freshly painted lures.......sigh.......AND the "Premium Metallic Glitter Paint" I purchased yesterday at Michael's Crafts is not that great......I SERIOUSLY NEED TO GET THESE HOLOGRAPHIC FOILS FIGURED OUT.......I also really need to get a shovel.....OR A BACKHOE ....... and get my crafting bench cleaned up