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  1. With either one you use you need to stir. Then it does not matter which one you use. I want to know the average temp not just the middle or out side. Stir and take the temp.
  2. I hope you are not thinking that there is really a machine that will make baits on it own. If you are rethink what you are getting into. Cause there is not one. If you want to make baits and sell them after packaging then you have a few options. You can get your self two presto pots and a Twinjector and go for it. Another option is the shooting star. Both will do two colors but you will have to work to make the baits. You will be the machine. Even the 60k ones need someone to watch it and remove runners when time allows. I have been making baits for years now and only have hand injectors. I do have one injection press but it is only one color. It’s not faster than my presto pots and Twinjector. There’s not much in the middle for shooting baits. Not sure what route you want to take. And how many baits you want to make. With the big machine you will need to do productions runs and get custom molds. There is a clean up that will have to be done when changing colors. The other two systems will use smaller and more readily available molds. As you can see there are a lot of questions that need to be answered before you can get an idea of a machine.
  3. Look at picture from the internet. It is pretty simple and doing it wrong should not be an issue. The only advice I have is make sure the lid is on right when you start don’t want to have it not sealed right. But you will know it when it is not right. If you are really in new Orleans your vacuum gauge should go to about 29.5 in. This will give you what you are looking for removing air. Pm me if you need anymore answers.
  4. This is from the Spikeit site under the descriptions. All color info is here.
  5. Great investment. You will be happy.
  6. Well it’s not really a big deal if you buy one to big because you can put a smaller container inside. Most will have two sizes of lids. 10” and 12”. With a 10” you can get a pot up to about 4 gallons. A 12” will be your start point for 5 gallon and up. Just remember most use cooking pots so you can always go buy another one if needed.
  7. Best value vacuum chambers are a good choice. But eBay has some for a reasonable price. About 120 on eBay. Just shop around before you pull the trigger there are some that may be misleading. Unless you spend a lot on a pump they are all imports.
  8. If it really is paint for soft plastic baits it will come off with the top layer of plastic too. My idea is just paint over what you have now with a fresh base color and repaint over that.
  9. Frank

    Warped mold

    Well that will work on one side of the mold but the side with pins it won’t. You will have to take them out and reinstall after. But I think one of the corners got damaged and needs to be filed down. This is more of a usual thing that would happen. Take a close look and see where the high spot is. Bumping them or dropping them will cause this.
  10. Yes that is exactly right a volume is not the same as weight. Glow powder is heavy so you will get what looks like a half bag but the weight will be there. Most people that sell this stuff know there is a difference in product and price it accordingly.
  11. So you want a color like the picture. Going to be tough unless you think outside the box. That is really close to a color called Tiffany. Yes the jewelry company. There is a lot of different ideas on it if you google that word. We made one at work but can’t remember what the color family was. I can look and give you a better idea this week.
  12. Add glitter first then add black slowly til it is just dark enough not to be smoke. Thin parts may still be smoke but you have to draw the line somewhere.
  13. Been using the orange high temp silicone o rings for years. The number for the Basstackle injector is 214. If you go to mcmastercarr and put in that number it will get you to the area and you can see all the sizes.
  14. That’s from not mixing your plastic before you took some out. Mix it well before you do anything else. And always get into a habit of it. All plastic settles some slow some fast.
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