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  1. I bet print-a-lure (facebook) could do that for you for a fraction. He does custom soft-plastic moldes for a coupld hundred $
  2. Anyone try using a 3d printing service rather than investing in the printer? if you are ony going to use them for masters, it seem that might make more sense.
  3. https://www.wgrz.com/article/money/business/texas-deep-freeze-causing-issues-for-western-new-york-manufacturing/71-847a2484-2440-4c98-873b-981dc7cd8b40
  4. Hate to contradict, but Worm Oil is not DOP. DOP is used to make Plastisol (along with a couple of other secondary plasticizors) but also in plastisol is a specific type of mineral oil that is compatible with the PVC resin.
  5. The Zoom shortage (and other large US operations) is due to COVID factory shut-downs and reductions. This raw material shortage is much more recent, related to refineries in Texas being shut down due the winter storm. Actually, prices for raw materials came down for a few months prior to this. My larger customers have all been complaining about back-orders with all fishing products except those coming directly from China. In Mexico, retailers have been venturing into private-labeling Chinese Products rather than importing from the USA in the last few months.
  6. Apparently it has to do with the Winter Storm in Texas. Production came off line for a couple weeks. I am told they should be back up and running in a couple of weeks.
  7. I make my own plastisol. I am starting to see shortages in a couple of the main ingredients. One in particular is completely out of stock with all of my suppliers. Anybody else having tis problem?
  8. I did a search here on TU and got some results but they were pretty old. Any lead on a good source for Clamshell Packeging by the 1000s? Preferably within the US.
  9. Generally, Hardener is just plastisol minus (or greatly reduced) plastisizers and a little more stabilizer. It is white because the PVC resin has still not been melted. It should turn transluscent (just like plastisol) once heated. You can add it before hating or afete it is hot. I find it easier to mix when added to hot plastisol. It is also possible to add powdered PCV directly to plastisol to make it harder if you can get your hands on it. You have to be careful not throw off the balance. My 2C.
  10. I think the Topic says what I am looking for.
  11. I used to by the MF MO, but since they have been really slow on shipping, I stated experimenting and was able to match it perfectly with 70% purple (violate) and 30% Transparent Chartreuse.
  12. Looking for good heavy wire aberdeen 90 deg black nickel hook that won´t break the bank. Recomendations?
  13. I have been making soft plastic baits for 20 years. Never used a de-gasser. If you are heating in a micro-wave and are anal about micro bubbles, it probably makes sense. I find that heating 1-2 liters in presto pot and making mostly dark baits there is no need. It appears that heating from the bottom up and drawing plastic from the bottom makes bubbles irrelevant. my $0.02
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