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    What Should I Use To Make My Lures?

    The urethane resin will not stick to the silicone, but a spray of mold release will make any detail on the silicone mold last longer. You will need some mold release if you plan on making a two piece silicone mold as well. Watch the makelure.com videos, and check out solarfall baits videos on YouTube. He has lots of great how-to's.
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    Using Acrylic For Lips

    Luke1 I have purchased the Lexan available at Home Depot and Lowe's locally. All they stock locally is .093 thickness. I know you can get it thinner, but this thickness has worked for me on 3 to 8 inch cranks.
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    Very nice finish. Is that foiled or paint? Epoxy topcoat?
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    Non Lead Weighting

    I know in canada some of the regulations on lead are in line with what Mark had to say. Sometimes there is weight limit too for the size of lead (ie. Nothing under 1.5 oz), however it doesn't apply to the use of lead when it cannot be ingested by wildlife. Some alternate options are steel shot, and bismuth and tungsten powder/grain. The powder can be mixed with epoxy to create a solid weight in any way you choose to mold it. The challenge is finding something that is both dense and cost effective. Tungsten is super dense, therefore heavier than lead for a given volume, but you empty your wallet for it as well.
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    Through Wiring Azek/pvc Experience?

    Yeah I have to give credit to JRHopkins. I tried this method after purchasing his DVD a while back. Really good resource for anyone starting out making pvc swimbaits. Like anything with bait making you can follow other builders advice and then adapt your approach based on what works for you and the materials you have on hand.
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    Wake Bait ?

    X2 on not fixing the lip. Recently I hot glued a lip in. Held the lip really well. Tested it in the water. Then I placed it in my toaster oven at 65 degrees Celsius for a couple of minutes and the lip slide out. the glue came off nicely too when it was slightly warmed (not sticky if it's not hot).
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    Through Wiring Azek/pvc Experience?

    I have used the method of heating the wire and placing it along traced lines on the inside of the bait. Then I glued the two halves up with 5 minute epoxy and it worked great for me. Caught a couple 6-10 lb pike on that lure, and with even smaller wire than what you are thinking of using, I had no concerns with strength. Just glue the two halves together with hot glue in a couple spots, shape the bait, and then they can be easily separated with a utility knife to place the wire and glue them together with pvc glue or epoxy.
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    Need Help With A Paint Issue

    If it was noticed primarily on the rap style blanks, maybe the surface just needs a little extra scuffing with fine sandpaper to give the base coat a little more to adhere to.
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    Need Help With A Paint Issue

    Yeah I think I recall the same advice from an older post. Warming the MCU prior to dipping or brushing will allow it to flow easier, resulting in a thinner and faster curing initial coat. Might help.
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    Polycarbonate Lip Making...

    Yeah I was pretty pleased with the buffing wheel, it's so quick and safe. Just have to clean the lips up with rubbing alcohol to get the polishing compound off. Word of caution don't use the higher abrasives polishing compounds like black or brown, or if you do use light pressure, as it can take too much off. Regarding the flame polishing, it's a very good solution on acrylic (plexiglass), but not so good on polycarbonate. I did a little research which was consistent with my own results when I noticed the lexan bubbling.
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    Polycarbonate Lip Making...

    X2 I also finish them off by buffing the edges using a cheap polishing wheel on an bench grinder. Add a little buffing rouge to the wheel, and with a little light pressure the edges come out perfectly clear. Too much pressure and you can ruin the lip. The red jewelers rouge is best as it's the least abrasive.
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    Trouble With A Crank

    Another one to look at is the Savage Gear Soft 4 play skull kit. Mounts over the head of the soft bait, and there should be some youtube videos of it swimming.
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    Paint Chipping

    I have seen it stocked in several of our hardware stores in canada. Comes in both a can for dipping or an aerosol spray can. Whenever I have seen it, it's been stocked right beside other spray paints (kylon, rustoleum, etc). And the name brand is as listed above in "".
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    Closed Screw Eye Hardware

    Good question. I have wondered this myself. I have used .5, .75, and 1.25 inch screw eyes. Segment length and overall weight of the hardware is a consideration. Naturally having more of the screw I'm bedded in the bait should provide more anchoring strength, but at the cost of adding weight. I too would like to hear some feedback on what length of scree eye is needed. I would think resin and hardwoods would hold a lot stronger than balsa or pvc.
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    Favorite Auto Clear

    I have used PPG two part clear on a few automotive jobs. Lays on pretty nice and wet ( motorcycle fairings) and was what our local auto body supply store recommended. They also carry other stuff but the manager thought it was my best choice. I put on three coats. How many coats are you used to applying Matt. I started with a light first coat, and then layed the second and third on wet (relatively speaking) so you could see it flow.