Originally Posted by Potatoe
I will try a lower setting on my heat gun, the orange peel effect is happening right after I swish the jig head in the powder bead
thanks again for the help
Heat is definitely the problem then. When you dip your warm piece, you don't want the outer layer of the coating to be melted. Only the inner layer that is adhering to the jig. The outer layer that you see should still be "powdery" and dull. The oven is what is going to melt everything and fuse it all together like smooth glass. What I do when heating something to dip and get that just right "melt" is get a repetition of how long to heat it, depending on the size/weight. 1-1000, 2-1000, 3-1000, flip it, 1-1000, 2-1000, 3-1000, etc, then dip,. I make a chart for different stuff I powder and how long to heat each side of the piece.