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old cd's for lip parts
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Posted 07 December 2007 - 01:42 PM
anyone interested it getting a lot of old cd's for making lure lips? If so, send me a pm and will work out something. I trash several hundred cd's each semester.
Posted 07 December 2007 - 03:09 PM
yes, afraid it does. Takes some work but material is free. Can heat with heat gun and bend or dimple, etc.
Posted 07 December 2007 - 03:55 PM
I have used CD material for lips. I became an expert in removing the thin metal sheet that covers one side of the CD. Some info I read says that CDs are made out of polycarbonate. I was glad to hear that, so I tried the material.
My advice: forget about CDs as lip material. They brake easily.
Posted 07 December 2007 - 05:45 PM
What he said. They have a "glass jaw". Circuit board, Poly C and SS are the way to go!
Posted 07 December 2007 - 07:36 PM
I got a welders sheild that fell out of someone's mask off a jobsite. I believe it's Lexan. It's clear/transparent, very flexible, and tough. I cut it with tin snips and used a piece for a lip. Works.
Has anyone else tried Lexan?
Posted 07 December 2007 - 07:49 PM
I have seen the shields made from Polycarbonate and from Cellulose Propionate.
Posted 07 December 2007 - 09:29 PM
rofish- I will second that, put one in a vice and try and bend it. How do you remove the 'thin metal sheet' from these CD's? Pete
Posted 08 December 2007 - 03:23 AM
-My choice is polycarbonate; easy to shape and strong and don't broke easily.
Propionate plate is also as good but more expensive and hard to found.
Posted 08 December 2007 - 05:08 AM
It is quite difficult for me to explain that, but I will try.
First, I cut the CD into 4,5 or 6 pieces. I take one piece, bend it in every possible way, until I see that in some places the thin metal sheet is no more glued to the CD. I put the blade of an x-acto knife under the metal sheet, press it with a finger, and remove that piece of metal sheet, little by little, and pressing the cutting edge of the blade to the line where the metal sheet meets the CD. The metal sheet would brake not where you would want to (as big a piece as possible), but it would become narrower an narrower. With some experience, you could "tell" the metal sheet where it should brake.
Repeat this process until you remove the whole metal sheet.
If, by mistake, you drop the metal sheet back to the CD, it would glue to the CD as if it would be magnetized, making you angry with that piece of metal sheet (or me ? )
Posted 08 December 2007 - 06:52 AM
I watched a college kid stick a cd in a microwave once on high for a few minutes:halo: - there was a very pretty light show for a few short seconds,,, and the Halon fire extinguisher made very short work of the resulting fire.
So what ever you do, don't store those used CDs in a microwave!
Posted 08 December 2007 - 03:19 PM
Thanks Rofish - like you say , it sounds pretty tedious, when I find a color I like, I might give it a go. pete
Posted 09 December 2007 - 07:25 AM
we use lexan on all lures but metal on special oders. lexan resists shattering in colder temps and rock crashing. its expensive for sheets but very durable and can be cut easily on bandsaws.
Posted 09 December 2007 - 11:13 AM
we use 1/8 on the 5 and 6 inch lures. some 9 inchers also. if an orders requested we use 3/16th on others. some areas are rocky. some guys troll suspended musky.. a standard 10 inch table saw blade should give you the exact cut for 1/8. hope this helps
Posted 09 December 2007 - 05:24 PM
it is usable for the false lips from the other thread and for testing different lip types on a body shape before using a lip from a better material:twisted: