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Best way to weight, w/ melting lead?
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Posted 05 January 2008 - 10:11 AM
I need to add a bit f front weight to some of my lures, but don't have a torch to melt lead. I have the casting pans or whatever, just no means of melting it. Is there any way I cold insert a slip shot or any other weight by ust drilling than filling with wood filler? thanks a lot, and go REDSKINS! (for the packer's sake)
Posted 05 January 2008 - 10:19 AM
I use split shot also. I drill a tight hole, put in a little 5 min epoxy, and then shove in a split shot or two. Then top it off with the rest of the 5 min.
I like spit shots because I can pinch them onto my lures' trebles to test weight them beforehand. And they're pretty consistent in weight.
For me, it's much easier than melting lead, and safer, too.
Posted 05 January 2008 - 10:51 AM
I know you can use 5 min epoxy and get it to work... I have tried it before.. but Fatfingers got me on this Epoxy putty a few months back and I love the stuff!! It works better than wood filler.. I use it on all my lure nows.. THANKS FAT!! anyway you drill the hole and fill with any kinda of weight.. I get finesse weights at bass pro...1/8 oz and 1/4 oz.. you can cut them down and play around with the size.... as for drilling the hole I use a dremmel... After you put the epoxy putty over the weight and fill the hole you have to wait about 45 min or so an its rock hard.. I normally wait a good 3 to 4 hours or next day. then I sand the hole smooth so you cant see it when you paint over it. Hope this helps if you need more advice ask Fatfingers.
Posted 05 January 2008 - 10:54 AM
Unless you're in a well vented area, or using a respirator, or both, melting and pouring lead can be dangerous.