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Old 11-07-2010, 03:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been painting bullet weights (tungsten and lead) for years with all types of paint and even Power Coat and still suffer chip and have to paint the weight again.

Here is a little trick that I came up with one day that pays in longevity, well until you lose the weight.




I use “Shrink Tubing”! I can use for all of my weight up to ¾ ounce (both tungsten and lead). Anything heaver then ¾ ounce I have not found shrink tube big enough yet! One other slight problem – it only comes in black.
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Old 11-07-2010, 04:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Interesting you thought about this because that's actually similar to tru-tungsten. They do a plastic wrap style then heat it to shrink it around the weight.
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Old 11-07-2010, 04:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Marty, I believe it is also available in red, yellow, blue, white, at Napa Auto parts and Sears if I remember correctly. Also you may shrink wrap tape ? Just a thought
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Interesting you thought about this because that's actually similar to tru-tungsten. They do a plastic wrap style then heat it to shrink it around the weight.
And charge an arm and leg - you implying something?
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Do you lose any sensitivity through the weight being insulated a little by the rubber?
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Do you lose any sensitivity through the weight being insulated a little by the rubber?
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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BLee, mostly I fish the Delta and I rarely used the weight to feel the bottom (most of it is grass or mub) – but I feel all the movement through the line from the bait. When I fish lakes I don’t peg the weight and again I feel just the line.

Greg, get your mind out of the gutter, remember you’re setting an example for Liberals!!

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BLee, mostly I fish the Delta and I rarely used the weight to feel the bottom (most of it is grass or mub) – but I feel all the movement through the line from the bait. When I fish lakes I don’t peg the weight and again I feel just the line.

Greg, get your mind out of the gutter, remember you’re setting an example for Liberals!!

Thanks for the response. Do you expect any less from him? LOL

Great idea. Going to have to try that
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