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  1. I haven't heard of this. How do you like it and how does it compare to the others? Joe
  2. What do you mean by polysyllabic? Is that both polysol? I see, my auto correct tried to do the same to me! Thanks, Joe
  3. 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
  4. Bump. Have the same questions/problems. Joe
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. So is it necessary to sb clear coat after painting or only if you us the powders? One thing I don't like about the Clearasol is that it adds another layer of plastic and the lures get kind of thick. Yours look good.
  9. I just use basic acrylic paint. It doesn't have the fumes but is not as "permanent" I guess. I'm still experimenting with the painting. When you paint bloodline baits it ends up being a lot of steps and time consuming.
  10. Yeah, thanks. I realized what a stupid question that was after I thought about it, pouring it back in, if I could would be a disaster. I tried dipping today in a narrow glass and it worked pretty well using less that 3/4 of a cup. The bait colors didn't leak into it much so it should be good for a few more dips.
  11. Thanks Mike. I just ordered a beaker that is just over 4 inches tall and holds 3/4 of a cup. Should fit the bill without wasting too much plastic. Joe
  12. Thanks Mark. I'm headed into town and see if I can find a taller thin container to dip. Joe
  13. I appreciate your patience with my basic questions. I'm about to dip about 12 soft baits I painted and will be using Lureworks Clearasol. If I have to mostly fill a 2 cup pyrex cup and use about 1/8 of a cup, what do I do with the rest? Does the paint/soft plastic color bleed into the Clearasol? If not, should I pour it back into the bottle or just sacrifice a cup and leave it there? Will it yellow as I reheat it repeatedly and should I use stabilizer? Thanks, Joe
  14. Thanks for all of the suggestions. I would probably get into some trouble with my wife if I started using the torch where I'm working and have been using the toaster oven but it is just too small. I got a griddle and will try it this week! Joe
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