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  1. mark poulson

    KBS too thin?

    Do you let the KBS drip back into your dipping jar?
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    Painting plastics

    I've found that the SpikIt dye markers I use on my soft plastics don't bleed, at least for me.
  3. mark poulson

    Polycryl (balsa hardner???) Testing?

    There's a stick at the top of the Hard Baits Forum about PVC. It's not everything, but it's a good overview.
  4. mark poulson

    Soft Bait Glue - PVC Cement

    My buddy uses Loctite GO2 glue to repair his plastic trailers. It seems to remain more flexible than their regular super glues. I haven't tried it myself, but it seems to work for him. Both Home Depot and Lowe's carry it.
  5. mark poulson

    best airbrush store

    This looks like a great price for an airbrush with a MAC valve. Have you had any experience with that brand of airbrush?
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    lost banner options

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    Polycryl (balsa hardner???) Testing?

    My experience with Minwax Wood Hardener was as I was trying to find a way to make wooden baits more waterproof, not for strengthening, but here's what I learned. The wood hardener penetrates deeply into the wood, reinforcing the cell walls, because it was designed to help make rotten wood strong enough to paint again. I found that when I soaked a wooden bait in the hardener for an hour, it would penetrate so deeply that it took a week for it to stop giving off solvent fumes. This made it a big delay in the painting process. If I were making a big balsa bait, I would worry that a penetrating sealer would take away the biggest plus from using balsa, it's buoyancy. The more sealer that's absorbed, the heavier the bait will become. If you're looking to strengthen the balsa enough to make a 10" musky bait, I worry that you will have to do so much strengthening that you'll lose the buoyancy and lively action that is balsa's distinguishing feature. I would suggest that you explore other woods, like poplar, or even go to a PVC decking material, which is buoyant, but still strong. I stopped building lures from wood, and switched exclusively to PVC, except for small balsa cranks which I harden with super glue on it's surface.
  8. mark poulson

    Musky Lure

    If it works for them that's all that really matters.
  9. mark poulson

    lost banner options

    Curt, I've got the banner stuff now, on the left side. Thanks. Is there a way I can go straight to my gallery photos? Mark
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    lost banner options

    I removed all the 2500 cookies from my computer. When I logged in again to TU, I lost the BROWSE option that used to be in the black banner above the forums. Can I restore it, and, if so, how?
  11. mark poulson

    How to remove cracked bills From wood baits?

    I haven't found a way to repair a chipped or broken lip that will hold up to grinding it against the rocks.
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    How to remove cracked bills From wood baits?

    This is only way I found to do it, and it still requires some cosmetic touch up and repair of the topcoat. I remove the line tie, and then carefully use a bandsaw to cut a slot down the center of the broken lip, staying away from the actual surfaces where the lip is glued to the bait. I'm just trying to create some working space, not do a final removal. Then I use a drywall knife (box cutter) to carefully pry the left over lip from the bait slot. Once I get the old lip material out, I fit a new lip in, wedge it to the top surface to be sure it fits right, and then glue it in. I reinstall the line tie, and proceed with any cosmetic repairs and recoating. It is slow and time consuming, and still requires lots of repairs prior to being able to fish the lure again. I stopped doing it years ago because I'm lazy.
  13. mark poulson

    Large Hand Injector

    Would a dual injector with a blending block work for your needs?
  14. mark poulson

    overcoat for chrome?

    Try one of the concrete sealers. Just be sure to keep the finished bait away from soft plastics.