Frank

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  1. Swimbait and paint questions

    When painting a soft plastic bait there are not to many choices for paint and only one company that makes it. That company is Spikeit, they have two types one solvent based and one water based. The solvent one smell really bad and caution when using it should be a top concern. The water based one is great but take awhile to dry(unless you force it to dry with a hairdryer or heat gun).This one does need to be top coated with a solvent based clear or dipped in Plastic to seal it. It does dry but if stored touching each other they will stick to each other. As for making a hollow body swimbait I have a video on you tube that shows me making one and painting it too, look up Franksrooty2 and look for the one you want. I know it does not show how to get it off but you just slide it off.
  2. Salmon egg molds

    Well I am not a northern boy but ours are about the same 6-8mm. I live in Northern California the south end of the salmon and steel head runs.
  3. Laminate colors

    When you do this type of thing with a mold you might be blocking off the vents. If so then try to make new vents or just get a Twinjector and settle for a half and half bait. I have some molds that if I shoot the tails there is no vent left because the tail is blocking it.
  4. Salmon egg molds

    You must have real small salmon in Utah. That is the size of trout eggs.
  5. Salmon egg molds

    They have a .125 also. That is about the smallest I have seen.
  6. baitmold.com review (ukraine store)

    Look up Basstackle.com. He has them from 1.5 to 7.5”. Usually get them in a week or so.
  7. baitmold.com review (ukraine store)

    Would be pretty hard to hand pour a tail and ribs that thin. Why not just use the ones from here that are close to what you want.
  8. Injection Press?

    Dave nailed it. I have been doing this for a long time now. Let others bag and market them.
  9. Injection Press?

    You can see it in a video on you tube. Look up franksrooty2 then find the injection press one. No I don't have the mixer, for me it's not needed. I go through plastic so fast it really does not have time to settle. Remember now I do have one of the first ones so it's a little different in looks but the base is all the same. Hope you find it informative and if not just ask away on this thread.
  10. Injection Press?

    I have one and yes it would all be required for how I use it. I don't heat the plastic in the press and use the Pyrex to transfer plastic from the microwave. It should come with a thermometer but you should be able to check the plastic once in awhile to make sure all things are good. You will need gloves as the whole press gets hot. I don't use safety glasses so that's up to you. If you choose to not have the other tools available then when you reheat it will take awhile. Remember it only holds a quart so it won't last long.
  11. Worm oil and packaging

    I use a small spray bottle and give the plastic a couple of sprits and bag. They get real slippery doing them first then packaging but the end result is easier to achieve. I don't put it in the bag at all.
  12. Color issues

    Not sure if there could be a guide. To many variables with products. I know. A lot of people are saying to get the temp up to 350 and let it cool to 310 or so but I never do that. I heat it up to 320-330 and go with it. With some plastic if you get it up to 350 it will start yellowing fast. You never mentioned what plastic you are using but some are much more heat tolerant. I was asking about the temp probe cause using the one in the press that goes through the base where the heater is works great but with such a high starting point it could over shoot the desired temp easily due to the mass of metal. It take a long while to cool also. Is it possible to heat your plastic in a microwave then treansfer it to the press. This way works great for me. What I do is preheat the press and let it settle at the desired injection temp. Then add the plastic heated in the microwave. Takes much less time and will help with the yellowing.
  13. Color issues

    So are you using a Jacobs injection press? And are you talking about the probe that goes in the base? Again it seems you are getting to hot.
  14. Clearasol drying time?

    Also did you mix it completely. If not it may seem sticky.
  15. Id this mold?

    put 646 in the search bar and it will bring you to one of the sizes. He has a bunch of them.