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    That is a good physics question, I would just a hang 20 lb weight and see what happens
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    As Cad said you can find the 3/8 and 5/8 all the time on ebay. Of course some want BIG money for them but you can find them reasonably. I can make 1/4, 1/2, 3/8 and 5/8th. If you get one check with Mustang Wire - I picked up 1000 wire from a special project overrun for less than a 1/3rd of what they cost! Good Luck!
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    Take it apart and clean it. Then lightly lubricate the o-ring with worm oil.
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    Spikeit makes one called 40d. It is the hardest I have used. It is pvc too.
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    If you have not already started this, I have a suggestion for stripping the old paint off. Soak some pieces of paper towel in denatured alcohol and then wrap them around the lure. Then wrap the aluminum foil around the lure to seal in the alcohol and keep it from evaporating. I did this with some old baits, including Bomber crankbaits and the original paint just fell right off into the paper towels. On some baits, I had to rewrap with fresh alcohol soaked paper towels because all the paint didn't come off, on the first wrap. This is better and less damaging to the bait then sanding. Some little bit of sanding might still be necessary, but hopefully not much. Pleased don't soak in acetone - it will destroy plastic baits. Good luck!
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    I have them all including the Erie Dearie that Do-It mold made back in the day. However I am not parting with them yet. E-bay has them on and off occasionally. That's where I got the original Erie Dearie.
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    MORE ON MOLD MAKING To make a mold one has to have something to mold. Most all of my bait designs were to make a bait that fits one of the Do-It leaded molds. I start with two pieces of 0.032 brass shim stock. These are fastened togeather with double sided cellophane tape. The outline of the bait is then sawed, filed , etc. your satisfaction. The body of the bait are then made up of 1/32 strips of basswood glued together to the thickness required. Each 1/32 strip is coated with a color before gluing. This will facilitate shaping the body. When the body is finished The model is then separated into the two halves and mounted into the cavity. Sprues are the added and your are ready to mold. Most of my molds are made with polyurethane resin [ RC-3, VAC50, specialty resin.com]. I usually make a dozen bait molds of each design. This only a hobby for me and I don't sell baits. Usually make baits 2 or 3 times a year or as required.
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