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Posted 18 October 2008 - 08:48 PM
anyone care to shed any light on how to mold/cast hardbaits? i have a small 1 piece bait i just made and i really like the shape a lot, and i'd like to make a mold of it for reproduction.
any info on how to mold and cast a hardbait will be greatly appreciated
Posted 19 October 2008 - 11:27 AM
I too would be greatly appreciative!!! I am interested in molding sectional swimbaits, with matching sides. Two piece's as to add hardware, then glue and epoxy.
Posted 19 October 2008 - 01:55 PM
If you do a search on this site the info should be here. I have not done it myself but remember reading either a post or tutorial on it using PVC pipe to form the mold, then filled with RTV around the master. Then using Alumalite to pour the actual blanks of the baits. I am next to positive this site is where I have seen this process at. It may just take some searching to find it.
Posted 19 October 2008 - 03:56 PM
now that you mention it i do remember that tutorial.
the person made some kinda long snake-like hardbait.
i'll go look for that tutorial now.
Posted 19 October 2008 - 04:16 PM
Do a seach for "foamies" or foam baits as there is tons of info on it. I made mine using Alumilite regular with microballoons added in a 2 piece silicone mold.