How to keep lead shiny? (Without filing every time)

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    Looking to keep my lead irons looking brand new/ like I just filed them, without having to file them (and lose weight/pollute) every time, any suggestions? Tried clear coat nail polish and the lead just oxidized underneath, turning a dull gray and losing all luster beyond the gloss of the polish. Fishing in saltwater.
     
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    This is it right after I filed, for reference.

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    Just chrome paint it... My .02
     
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    Try 2 Ton epoxy or a 2k clear coat. The stuff I use on my baits (mostly resin) is the same clear they use on hockey masks and is marine rated.
     
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    Put a clear or metallic powder coat on them and call it done.
     
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    Thank you all!
     
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    Most effective but probably not the cheapest, chrome plate them.
     
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    Mylar film with a clear coat of epoxy over it.
     
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    This is the type of tape I was referring to. We use this product to scare birds away from germinating vegetables. It is very thin Milar, like the stuff they make balloons with. One variety we use is silver on one side and metallic red on the other side. Glue it to the jig then epoxy coat it. I google Bird Scare Tape and found all kinds of variations in multiple colors. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079H1X6K3/?tag=sd07e-20
     
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