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  1. A copolymer based on styrene, ethylene, butylene and mineral oils seems to be the description of a styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene polymer called SEBS, characterised by softness till 2 ShA and an incredible elongation. The Italian Chemical Industry produces tons of SEBS, but only for industrial application. I have not been able to find a DIY Seller ... till now. Bye Cami
  2. Thank you very much for these info. Do you know if Borflex 13 is sold in Europe, too? Does It retain scent during heating, please? Bye Cami
  3. Some saltwter "soft" baits are not in plastic, but in TPE/TPR or silicone. Due the fact TPE/TPR are not so easy to find/use for the DIY Makers, a good alternative could be the silicone: it is really easy to pour/inject the acetoxic silicone added up with some water drops and, if you wish, some drops of a liquid color: water helps silicone to be softer. To obtain a lithe movement the silicone soft bait needs some ribs long the body. It is better to include the hook inside the molded bait. Bye Cami
  4. For those that wish to inject it by themselves, here you are 2 molds: http://www.voblery.net/index.php?route=product/product&filter_name=savage&product_id=1582 http://www.voblery.net/index.php?route=product/product&filter_name=savage&product_id=1832 Bye Cami
  5. It seems to be a Savage Gear Soft 4Play - Juvenile Rainbow Trout, isn't it? Bye Cami
  6. Perhaps is not possible to obtain classical "horizontal" laminates, but it is possible to obtain "vertical" ones (ex. tails with different colors) and vertical swirlings. Bye Cami
  7. Let try to lightly oil cavities, continue to hold pressure and over fill the sprue. Bye Cami
  8. http://www.voblery.net/index.php?route=product/product&path=137_204&product_id=1610 It Is a mold for Porolon (foam), not for Plastisol. Bye Cami
  9. I usually put pigments in powder directly in the plastisol before heating it; to be repetitive in your recipes you should weigh powder and compare it to the volume of used plastisol (ex. 1 g to 100 ml). Powder pigments can be mixed between themselves and with normal liquid PVC colorants, too. Here you are a French tutorial http://breizhbaits.com/WordPress3/tutoriel-fabriquer-ses-leurres-fluorescents-avec-les-pigments-true-color-pigment-fluo/ Powder pigments, as mass colorant, are really funny, but you can use them also as paint: 50% PVC glue (ex. for PVC pipes) + 50% MEK + powder pigment and you have to apply speedily it over the skin of soft bait. Bye Cami
  10. Hi Guys, would you call the attached color as merthiolate? FYI Baitmold calls it Crystal Magenta. Bye. Cami
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    A realistic soft bait with a lifelike movement. Bye. Cami
  12. Yes, ask to my German friends https://www.bleigussformen-shop.de/Formen-fuer-Federjig Unfortunately I can't say anything about shipping costs to USA. Bye. Cami
  13. Dear Guys, as I have already written in other post about this topic, I'm using the Dexas collapsible silicone measuring cup from several years with satisfaction even if its plastic handle is certified only for 120 °C (250 °F). I'm not a frequent pourer and I have already repaired that plastic handle, so I will continue to use it till I will see it really stiff. Now it is not more possible to find such silicone measuring cup on the market, but there is something better: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chefn-SleekStor-Collapsible-Measuring-Cherry/dp/B000RN71XY Its nylon handle resists till 200°C (340°F) and there are other similar solutions, you have only to search for them. Bye Cami
  14. https://baitmold.com/plastic-bait-mold/worms/mold-w197-7-inch-175-mm/ I got the 5" and it works great. If you want/can spend there is also the 6 cavities alluminium version. https://baitmold.com/plastic-bait-mold/worms/aluminum-mold-w197-6-cavity-7-inch-175-mm-separate/ Bye. Cami
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    closed cell polyurethane foam; silicone wires; pink crystal flash; gloss transparent plastidip coating; double hook 3/0; length 11 cm; weight 15,5 g. It is floating. Bye. Cami
  16. Just to make some stripes you could use Copic markers. Bye. Cami
  17. Yes, of course. For instance in Italy you can ask to raiteri@libero.it, in France there are https://breizhbaits.com/fr/ and https://www.pawispeche.com/index.cfm, in Germany you have https://www.bleigussformen-shop.de/Gummifische-giessen, in UK there is https://softplastics.co.uk/products_new.php, from Belgium https://www.brightbaits.com/index.php?route=common/home (really famous for his colorants and airbrushing colors) and finally https://www.lureparts.nl/nl/ in Nederlands, perhaps the first one in Europe who treated soft plastic ... and there are others more. Bye. Cami
  18. Hi Landry, great 9" paddle tails are yours. How did you paint and coated them, please? Bye Cami
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    Color palette

    Christmas experiments with Chinese powder pigments. It is a technique that the French Softbait Makers showed several years ago, but there are also video of Larry Dalhberg about it. I simply injected the Pro Shad Firetails mold with scrapped plastisol of old pourings, adding some black drops and I obtained the base for painting experiments with metallic pigments. I did the drawing up with nail art spongy brushes (but also soft brushes do the work). After that I fixed the powder with a chef torch, but … if you scratch it jumps away. The solution to coat my “cubist painting” 18 cm length has been ever supplied to me by Frenchs (Breizhbaits), with the mix 50% glue for PVC pipes + 50% MEK. Coating must be quickly drawn down with a soft brush, because MEK tends to quickly evaporate. I encapsulated also 3D eyes. Info about colors: metallic pigments stand out really well over a black surface... those fluo are a disaster (let see the tail. Merry Christmas. Cami
  20. Here you are the Baitmold version https://baitmold.com/plastic-bait-mold/twister-tails/mold-t118-48-inch-120-mm/ There is also the 4.5" Bye.
  21. Cami

    Hard Tail

    Dear OIR, if I will try with cyanoacrylate glue to fix the fiberglass tail to pin softbait, then I will take close to me a fire extinguisher . Please, when you say "iCraft Deco Foil on plastic and a Laminator", do you mean that you transfered this foil on hard plastic blanks, as crankbait for instance, or did you apply Hot Stamping Foil to the surface of soft baits, using a hot silicone sheet for instance? I usually transfer, over hard plastic blanks, Nail Art Foils spreading and warming by hair dryer the vynil glue over the foils themselves. I tried also the hot system showed in the video, but perhaps vynil glue works better. I have already enclosed same Nail Art Foils just under the skin of softbaits, placing them inside the internal side of mold. Unforunately it is not possible to remove the transparent plastic support, but to create details as lateral fins or stripes, they are good inserts. Bye. Cami
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    Hard Tail

    Intersting: so, if I use some drops of cyanoacrilate glue, then it reacts with fiberglass sheet and bonds itself to soft plastic, without using the torch and ruining the edge of tail ... I will give it a try. Thank you. Bye Cami
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    Hard Tail

    As usual words are better than 1000 words. I simply added to my Pin Tail Soft Bait a little tail shaped from a fiberglass foil. After the soft bait tail is passed through the hole of fiberglass tail, I melt the soft edge with a Chef Torch to fix the fiberglass tail in position. It is not exactly an idea of mine, but it comes from Imakatsu that shows here his prototype: Soft bait swimming is exactly as showed ... it wags its tail Ciao. Cami
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    http://baitmold.com/plastic-bait-mold/crayfish-and-nymphs/mold-c630-4-25-inch-106-mm/ I hope that it can help. Their stone molds are very detailed, easy to use and ... cheap. Bye. Cami
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