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    Foam Crankbait bodies

    I have only poured into a supported silicone mold to get a finished body. I have not used the 8# to produce any finished bodies yet. Are you molding your own blocks with 2-part liquid?
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    Foam Crankbait bodies

    Yes, I'm also talking about 2-part polyurethane foam. I have 8lb to 20lb densities. I couldn't get a paintable surface with just the foam. I also tried coating the foam with UV cure Solarez, BSI epoxy, and a quick cure polyurethane plastic. Could not get consistent results with any of these as base coats.
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    Foam Crankbait bodies

    I worked with foam for awhile, but I had trouble getting a consistent suitable surface for painting.
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    Belly weight for 2 1/4 flat side balsa bait

    I'm working on a 2-1/2" flat side shad bait made from PVC that is just over 3/8" wide. I'm using #6 hooks and the best belly weight for mine ended up being 2 gram. Your bait is 1/4" shorter than mine, but Balsa is more buoyant than PVC. My guess would be that anything over 3 grams would be too heavy. Just a guess tho.
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    4" bait made from expanded PVC
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    4" bait made from expanded PVC
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    4" bait made from expanded PVC
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    4" bait made from expanded PVC
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    Kbs Diamond Clear

    I have been using a vacuum seal canister for about 10 months for storing my KBS. I mixed 1 qt. of KBS with 6 fl. oz. of Xylene and I have not had any problems with it curing in the canister. There are a bunch of vacuum seal canisters out there. This is the one I have been using.
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    Heated to the right temperature HDPE will bond to itself.
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    Hand paint vs spray paint

    "Way i see it, a crankbait is a reaction bait.. Long as it has flash and contrast, it will trigger strikes" Agree totally. Nice baits.
  12. I primarily make shallow running walleye trolling baits. IMO rolling action (flash) is key to catching walleyes. I believe my baits roll because I raise the cg in relation to the line drawn from nose to tail. This is usually accomplished by moving the ballast higher in the bait and/or moving the line tie lower on the nose.
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    What Does Your Tackle Lair Look Like?

    My very understanding wife let me build a 20 x 20 workshop on the back of the garage this past fall.
  14. I bought a pair of composite digital calipers from Harbor Freight for $10 and mounted them to my bench top drill press. I can zero them out and get a depth reading when I'm drilling a hole.