Coating downrigger balls

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by charlie415, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Finished Business

    Finished Business Well-Known Member

  2. Finished Business

    Finished Business Well-Known Member

    I don't see it??? What am I missing? lol

    I actually bought 4 - 15lbers off this guy last year. He used quality lead and I think I paid 20 each at the time. I think he sells them for $25 now.

    Merle's his name, probably one of the better sources of downrigger balls sold privately on the mainland....for those who are looking.
  3. tubber

    tubber Well-Known Member

    Wow. I hope the colour schemes are a product of an lsd flashback rather than lead fumes. I'd buy 'em though.
  4. Hookin'up

    Hookin'up Well-Known Member

  5. Bifmalibu

    Bifmalibu Active Member

    I've bought from Merle before as well. He's a good guy and I can recommend his product.

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  6. Seafever

    Seafever Well-Known Member

    Anybody considering using Plasti-Dip for d/rigger balls.......don't waste your money.

    I tried it.......stuff comes off after you put a couple of scratches/dings on the ball.
  7. Rip Tide

    Rip Tide Member

    Do u coat the cannon balls 2 keep lead off your skin
  8. Seafever

    Seafever Well-Known Member

    No.....the original reason was to maximize isolate the ball electrically from the wire.

    Then colored coatings and Glow came along.

    Does add more protection to the ball as well.

    The lead poisoning thing is vastly over-rated. The way they spin it you would think there is Cyanide mixed in with the lead.

    An occasional handling isn't going to do much.....prolonged exposure will.

    Just wash your hands good after.
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  9. high tide

    high tide Well-Known Member

    The last time I coated my balls ......... it all came off in the wash ..... : (

  10. Hookin'up

    Hookin'up Well-Known Member

    funny mine was the shower:D
  11. Captain PartyMarty

    Captain PartyMarty Well-Known Member

    Hey Guys I bought a can of that Polysol stuff. looks like it needs to be heat cured. Anybody know at what temperature and for how long?
  12. StormTrooper

    StormTrooper Well-Known Member

    Do not do it in your house the out gas and fumes are highly toxic.
  13. Captain PartyMarty

    Captain PartyMarty Well-Known Member

    Ya don't do it in the house is a given!

    If found this on the Web

    Gives a pretty good starting point. Tried one last night worked pretty well. I need to improve my dipping technique. Made a little propane fired oven in a steel barrel worked pretty good!
  14. sir-vivor

    sir-vivor Well-Known Member

    Not really worth it IMHO , but then again never was able to ask a fish :)
  15. hippaisland

    hippaisland Well-Known Member

    Anyone got a line on 20# balls in Vancouver area? Rich isn’t making any this year he said.
  16. eriks

    eriks Active Member

    Search CL, there's a guy on the North Shore.
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  17. Pineapple Express

    Pineapple Express Well-Known Member

    I've bought from him before. No affiliation.
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  18. Captain PartyMarty

    Captain PartyMarty Well-Known Member

    Has nothing to with the fish I just want to protect the boat a little bit
  19. StormTrooper

    StormTrooper Well-Known Member

    Glow and UV colours are a hoax. They have no attraction properties what so ever. :)
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  20. sir-vivor

    sir-vivor Well-Known Member

    Seen this and so I kinda agree after 100 ft pretty much any color is lost , so why paint balls ? So does that count for jigs as well (now I'm really confused) Screenshot_20200404-074838_Facebook.jpg

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