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  1. I use one on baitplastics too. It’s the only way I can achieve a bubble free plastic. And I mean bubble free.
  2. That is normal just put it in a vacuum chamber before you heat and it will take all that out before you heat. A lot of plastic does that. Some bad some not so bad.
  3. Should have vents on the top of every bulge. Does look like air trapped at the top of the bulges. Use a utility knife and scratch vents from the top of every one to the outside of the mold. It will give you vents that won’t be seen in the final product. Same with the middle parts but they will have to go down and out cause you cant go up. Some mold makers put a hole in the middle for the air to escape.
  4. Wow I did not even realize those existed. I take it for granted that when injecting 350 deg plastic people would not make something that would not work well. Live and learn. I have had at one time had all the injectors that were made and settled on the one I thought was made like a tank. To this day i still have the original ones I bought and they are just as good now as when I bought them. Don’t skimp on the injector it will pay for it self fast. It may cost more now and may be hard to get but when you have it you will see and feel the quality.
  5. Seeing this reminded me of a story I heard years ago about a company hiring makeup artist to apply powdered mica powder to baits then dipping. No acetone and nothing but the powder. I tried it( used some of my wife’s bare minerals makeup. While it was not for me it did work. So if your wife has some powdered bare minerals laying around give it a try. She will probably have some makeup brushes she never uses too. She may be able to help you with some of the techniques also.
  6. Just because it is flammable does not mean it can’t be flown. But most airlines have approved containers they can be shipped in. At a premium price too. I know the guy from Belgium he does have a lot of different stuff we don’t have in the states. And will ship here to the US. Very knowledgeable guys if you have questions for him. Speaks great English.
  7. Try one of these they are maybe a little big but as long as the shaft is right then is should work https://www.sciplus.com/black-fan-blade-40629-p?gclid=Cj0KCQiAnKeCBhDPARIsAFDTLTK2VOGw_DBJXZY_C9TkyAdktWHMl2S3_ENcovCy9ePnr-OURryveekaAsscEALw_wcB https://www.supplyhouse.com/Packard-A61302-3-1-2-Plastic-4-Blade-CCW-Fan-Blade-3-16-Bore?gclid=Cj0KCQiAnKeCBhDPARIsAFDTLTK9tDXGLPionbnQ8SP738Mkx1wzS_ul1Ncsp10k3vMg3iCVQ0ZDe_4aApo1EALw_wcB
  8. Those pots are really thin and get hot spots real easy. Unless you stick it in a deep fryer and use the oil to keep the temp up. That way would just make me hungry while I work. My son told me about that way along time ago just never did anything with the idea.
  9. You will need a solvent to clean it out when using sb paints. Get you some lacquer thinner from a hardware store. It will work just fine. Will be a little hard on the nose but no worse than the paint.
  10. It does require cleaning but it is easy. Especially if you use the solvent paint, it will dry fast so it needs cleaning relatively quickly. To use it just pull the trigger back and a drop of paint will be at the tip, them just place it where you want it. For the next one just repeat the same thing. Basically it produces a drop at the tip and holds it there till you touch it on the bait. The tips are different sizes to make bigger or smaller drops. A video on this would be short and boring.
  11. You can use this with either paint. It has a few tip sizes for different size dots. Really easy to use and real consistent dot sizes. No air needed just fill and use. https://www.ispikeit.com/product/621/paasche-flow-pencil
  12. Just a thought on the tail, if you want anything thin you will not be able to open pour it. Would need to be injected.
  13. When I first started I used a couple of the small fry daddys. They will burn plastic on the bottom but to the thin walls of the pots. Wish they had some with the same type of pots and the big presto pots.
  14. I have a different opinion on what it takes to do this for a living. If you don’t like what you are doing now then it makes it easier to maybe change. While all the other posts are spot on there is another option. While it’s nice to have your own product and put them in shops you could on the other hand pour for someone who has the task of selling them. Most people here will tell you it is very hard to make a profit making baits but I know some who make a lot of money doing so. And it is much more than you might think. I will not mention exact numbers because you need to know that it is a lot
  15. Have seen this for years and years now. Be a salesman and offer him another bait in that same color. Sometimes it’s the color that keeps them fishing it. If it was available in another style he might use it too. Got a lot of guys to try more baits that way. Especially if it is a special color.
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