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  1. Yo Fool, I think that you have to get the "sugar " from " Senko Sam ". I think that he has a website linked to this message board.
  2. Wow! I recently purchased and used a respirator from a national Home-Improvement store. Big Difference ! No more fumes and headaches ! I spent about $30 and got a half-face respirator with a p100 filter. This filter is also good for lead dust/fumes, so I think that it's what we need for multi-purpose lure-making. Even if you have an exhaust fan, please use a respirator ! Play Smart ! Pit Bass
  3. Howdy men. What are you guys using for breathing resperators/air-filters? I'm very sensitive to any dirt/dust/ fumes and I want to be as safe as possible. I plan to buy a full-face resperator from Menards. What filteration-rating or chemical resistance do I need ? Thanks for any help.
  4. Thanks guys ! All good Ideas that I will try. Senkosam, great pic's ! Reminds me of a trick that I have used on hard baits- Removing the paint with nail polish removier to create a clear bait. Pit Bass
  5. I'm curious about everyone's best color sticks for LMB in clear water. My definition of clear water is being able to see your lure on the bottom in 8-12 ft of water, which is normal for the sandpits that I fish. I'm guessing that subtle colors, like clear and natural preyfish are perferred. Any thoughts ? Pit Bass
  6. Ditto what Big Splash says. My 3" swimbait has a 1/4" sprue hole with a 9/16 " reserve funnel. Remember to hit the center of the pour hole when pouring ! Pit Bass
  7. I've been pouring soft-plastics for about two years now. Seems like some baits work better when the plastic formula is hard as oposed to soft. My best example is a sluggo. My best sluggo's are fairly hard and have more of a " glide " action than a " wiggle". But sticko's are a different deal. Since most folks dead-stick these baits, the wiggle is the deal. But, the high salt ratio seems to make the baits stiff, killing the wiggle. I don't know how or If I discovered this, but if I pinch, roll, or otherwise " tenderize " my sticko's, the wiggle-action is awesome ! Just grab a stick'o and pinch it a few times to realize how much softer it gets. So, I guess I'm wondering if all you guys try to "tenderize" your stick-baits or not. Maybe I'm crazy, but it don't feel like it ! Pit-Bass
  8. I have had bad luck with the small aluminum cups from Lurecraft. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but the plastic handles melted when I used the cups on a small camp stove. I re-made the handles from a small wooden dowel(SP?). Now they seem to work well.
  9. Northbassman, I use 4 oz aluminum pans from lurecraft. I actually started out using cut-down aluminum pop cans and a pair of bent pliers to grab the can for pouring. Seemed to work ok, but the lurecraft pans have a handle and are eaiser to use. I also have a larger 1 qt aluminum pan from MF for larger pours, but it's a little harder to pour with. I don't know how a soup can would work, but I tried a stainless steel soup-ladle that didn't work to well. It always scorched the plastic. The only other problem I had was adjusting the stove to heat the plastic evenly and not scorch it. I use a small grill rack spaced-up above the burner and a piece of plate-metal between the burner and grill to disipate the heat. I had to play around with the flame setting and grill height to get the best results, but it's really not too hard. Good luck, pouring is a blast !
  10. Northbassman, it gets plenty cold here in Nebraska too! I pour in my garage, using a kerosene heater to stay warm, and a 2 burner propane campstove to heat the plastic in aluminum cups. I do store my molds and plastics in the house until I'm ready to pour. I don't know what freezing temps would do molds or plastic. Hope this helps, Good Luck !
  11. What about silicone spray-lube ? Has anyone tried to spray it on a silicone mold before pouring ? IT's gotta be worth a try !
  12. Is there any particular brand of engine paint that you guys perfer ? I only tried it once and the paint never hardened. Did I do anything wrong ? Pit Bass
  13. Tm, I use Devcon 2 ton epoxy to seal my plaster and water-putty molds. It's a clear 2-part epoxy with 30 minutes of working time. You can get it at Walmart. I brush it on my molds with a few thin coats using a cheap bristle brush.
  14. Just for reference, I'm pretty sure that Zeiners sell MF plastic. I've actually been in the store. Pit Bass
  15. Thanks Guys. I'm pouring my Calhoun at 350F and I place my 1 part baits on a peice of vinyl siding to cool. When I do this, the flat side of the bait takes-on the "grain" of the vinyl siding. If I cool the baits in water first, this effect is less noticable, but still there. My biggest problem with this is when I pour full-round, 2 part baits. These seem to even get a flat side if cooled on the vinyl siding.
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