capt mike

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    overcoat for chrome?

    I just ordered some auto air Krome that is sprayed lightly over a special gloss black. Did I waste my $$? I've also been using silver leaf. Not bad, but tricky to deal with. Not shiny as chrome. I've used foil tape with success; but not on jointed swimbaits. It breaks apart and the epoxy coat flakes off. Same results with aluminum foil. Anyone have any suggestions?
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    Tmp IMAG00831253569599

    what did you rig it with to do a top hook?
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    3D Line Thru Trout Swimbait

    is that a copy of the savage gear trout? What did you make the core out of?
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    If You Are Dipping Does It Matter?

    I just ordered the new spike it co lure02 paints for painting large swimbaits. I did not order the solvent clear. I guess i will need to, unless I dip an 8 inch bait in clear plastisol. Don at Spike It told me that some people are painting hard baits with the colure02 and clearing them with epoxy. Says it looks really good. I believe he said that the clear02 will suffice, as long as you keep the baits seperate from one another. Good to know the powder hi lites will work in the clear. Thats 2 more colors i can put together now.
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    Swimbait foam harness

    I have used alumilite foam. It looks like the 2x expansion foam. That foam is hard to use in a silicone mold. It swells bad. You have to clamp it or it comes out swollen. Im working on something like this right now. Foam has the specific gravity of less than balsa.. If you can tame it.
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    Pam For Mold Release

    Anyone use pam as a release agent between a two part silicone mold?
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    Attaching 3-D Eyes To Soft Swimbaits

    The eye sockets are already built into the mold. I would need reverse eye sockets for that to work. Another words, the master blank had open sockets, so the inside of the mold has two protruding studs so that the poured bait will have the same eye sockets ready to accept eyes. Next time, maybe I will make a master with the eyes in it. Then I can do what you suggest. Thats a good idea. Gotta work. Thanks for the idea.
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    Attaching 3-D Eyes To Soft Swimbaits

    i dip it to about the gills. just the head really.
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    Line Thru Insert Turning Green With Corrosion

    I will make it big enough (not too big) to add the weight I need. And, like baitjunky said, I can always add lead to the resin pour which will lock the lead in and not react with the plastisol. I like a slow sinker that works like the Osprey Talon. Im using fairly small inserts from Basstackle in a 5oz platic swimbait. It barely gets the baits to swim straight. Too fast and it goes sideways. But it's slow enough to fish deep. My only question is, will the resin react with the plastisol. Carolina Mike, thanks for that info. I will definitely look into that coating.
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    Attaching 3-D Eyes To Soft Swimbaits

    I've been doing the same but the clear peels off.
  11. All of my soft swimbait molds have recessed eye sockets just like the ones at lurecraft. How do you guys attach your lure eyes after they are poured?
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    Line Thru Insert Turning Green With Corrosion

    My next idea is to use a urethane plastic resin insert that I cast myself. Do you think that will react with plastisol?
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    Plastic For Big Soft Swimbaits

    Really.. I guess I need to go in a different direction here. Anyone making baits that way on this site?
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    Line Thru Insert Turning Green With Corrosion

    Where can I get good inserts?
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    Line Thru Insert Turning Green With Corrosion

    What do you recommend? These were from basstackle.