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    Hey,
    I'm looking for recommendations for rubberizing lead downrigger balls. Anybody out there doing that? What product do you use? Thanks.
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    Does the coating increase the water drag? The one above says it increases grip.

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    I've used the plasti dip in a spray can.
    I didn't use it myself so can't comment on the drag factor.
    I have also painted them and then epoxy coated them but same story these were for customers and friends so haven't tried them myself.
    This one was painted with glow paint then epoxy coated.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kasilofchrisn View Post
    I've used the plasti dip in a spray can.
    I didn't use it myself so can't comment on the drag factor.
    I have also painted them and then epoxy coated them but same story these were for customers and friends so haven't tried them myself.
    This one was painted with glow paint then epoxy coated.


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    That one looks familiar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kisutch View Post
    Does the coating increase the water drag? The one above says it increases grip.
    It's just like the coating on your pliers, strippers etc.
    Shouldn't increase drag and may even reduce it as it's pretty smooth when applied properly.

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    Dip it in a non spray can I just brushed it on. Worked good, very easy. I think you can find it at Home Depot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishinslut View Post
    Dip it in a non spray can I just brushed it on. Worked good, very easy. I think you can find it at Home Depot.
    I used that, and ordered the glow powder online. Didn't notice any benefits from balls that glow in the dark... Next time I think I will just try truck bedliner coating (black).

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