Kim· Senior Member
First I applied a coat of clear urethane to seal the jigs lead surface by dipping and allowing to dry for 24+ hours. This was followed by a coat of Rust-Oleum white primer (white auto paint primer is probably better) and allowed to dry for 24+ hours followed by two coats of Rust-Oleum glow in the dark acrylic paint, again with 24+hours in between coats of paint. Both coats of paint were applied by dipping the jig heads into the paint. I also tried the Pro-Tech acrylic glow in the dark lure paint but it took more coats of paint to get the same results (couldn't dip the lures). These would fish just fine but would need a couple coats of hard epoxy to protect the paint (acrylic paints are water soluble and soft).
I sealed the jigs lead surface with a coat of urethane, dry for 24+ hrs, then primed with white Rust-Oleum primer allowing 24+ hours to dry, then applied the TechnoGlow Powder mixed with 5 minute epoxy ( 3 parts epoxy to 1 part powder). The epoxy kicks in 5 minutes but I give it 24 hours at least to cure before use. The < 50 Micron green TechnoGlow powder glows intense enough that it kind of whites out in the pic (it actually glows a bright green). The glow intensity is far greater than the acrylic paint and since it is mixed with epoxy to apply it to the lures, it doesn't need to be clear coated. IMO this is the best method I've tried.
These lures are powder coated, lures are heated up, dipped hot into powder that is in a fluid bed, back into the oven to cure and then given a clear coat. These are my go to Lucanus type jig and you will always find at least one in any of my tackle bags. Again this method of applying a glow in the dark material is not as bright as the TechnoGlow powder.