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  1. I recently (within the last two months) saw a video of a guy dipping mylar in clear plastic in several steps, adding eyes and paint to make a cool soft bait minnow. I can't find it. Anyone have a link for me? Thanks, Joe
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    Warped mold

    I think your problem is going to be difficult. I have very limited experience with wood or metal. With that being said, my guess is that first you will have to figure out which half is warped/bent (if not both). I would also suspect that if the middle is the "high" area, sanding the middle and making the surface a plane that fits the other half is going to be a challenge. Best of luck, please let us know how you get it done. Joe
  3. Great recommendation, thanks! Joe
  4. In the winter sometimes the room I'm working in is in the 30s. I now use a hot plate to preheat the molds and injectors. It has reduced many of the problems I was having.
  5. What is your favorite shrimp bait mold (2"-3")? Is it still made and available? Pictures of samples if you don't mind! Joe
  6. Alright, well maybe that's it. I didn't realize that longer curing would mess up the process. I guess I will dip these to protect the paint that I put on. Thanks for the help, Joe
  7. I finally received and had time to try the SB paint. I gave it time to cure (weeks) and it just rubs off with my thumb. What gives? There's no point in buying the expensive paint if I have to dip it anyway! What am I doing wrong?
  8. I haven't heard of this. How do you like it and how does it compare to the others? Joe
  9. What do you mean by polysyllabic? Is that both polysol? I see, my auto correct tried to do the same to me! Thanks, Joe
  10. I spent some time on the phone today with Josh over at LureWorks. He told me that regular paint thinner and mineral spirit thinner didn't work with their paint. I had called because my brush was clogging up after just a few minutes of painting. I had added the paint thinner as a possible solution and my paint started getting gummy. I had to disassemble my brush several times for cleaning. He mentioned their retarder and also acetone as cleaners. He also suggested I turn down the air because it might be drying up too fast. I tried it (once only) and I was able to paint my whole session without problems. I also brought up the lack of videos/instruction on the use and he said they were running behind on that. I wish I had known about the retarder so I could have bought them all together. Shipping is pretty expensive. Joe
  11. Bump. Have the same questions/problems. Joe
  12. I just started using Dead On last night. It was, well, different. I ordered the swim bait blend mostly because those are the only molds I own so far. It was somewhat tackier and took longer to firm up than the Do-It and MF plastic that I've tried. I guess I'm not used to it being more difficult to clean the drippings off of the desk and clean out the injectors. It did cure overnight and seems to be softer than the previous two (which I do like). It also seemed to have much less smell and did not yellow after repeated heatings. Given the last few comments, I'll take a look at the Bait Plastics. Any specific comments on Bait Plastics would be appreciated. Joe
  13. I have invaded the small apartment we have above the garage for my painting and plastics. Not much in the way of ventilation in the winter..., open windows in the summer. My wife has allowed me this space. We have an old (nice though) entertainment center that is too small to house current size TVs, making it all but worthless. I have all of my paints, molds, and supplies not in use in this entertainment center. Lots of cardboard box "storage containers". An old cd player finishes out the setup. All my lead work is done in the garage below.
  14. Looking for detailed guidance on making my Do It mold accept smaller hooks without seepage (YouTube, pictures written). I’m sure a thread exists but I can’t find it. A redirect is appreciated. Joe
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