Smooth On Feather Lite Help!!!
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Posted 09 January 2009 - 08:55 PM
I'm thinking about this featherlite stuff also. I've been doing alot of reading lots of great info. question demold time says its 2 hours does that mean you have to wait 2 hours before you open the mold? If so i can cut out alot of blanks in 2 hours other than getting the same shape from your lures whats so great about it? Just curious about the demold time.
Posted 09 January 2009 - 09:53 PM
I agree, 2 hours seems a bit long, but I am sure that the demold coult take place sooner, only testing will tell.
But, if you want numbers, why would you only have one mold. I would have 6 - 10 molds on the go, depending on the mixing, pouring and clean-up timing.
Edited by Vodkaman, 09 January 2009 - 09:55 PM.
Posted 09 January 2009 - 10:33 PM
Cutting out wood blanks is only the beginning of many steps if you are making swimbaits for example. Even simple glide baits require you to drill out holes for weighting which then need to be adjusted during balancing. Then if you have any details or fin slots etc you're getting into a lot of work per bait.
I think it saves a ton of time overall because every bait is identical, no fuss, no muss.
Posted 09 January 2009 - 11:01 PM
Go with aluminite with micro balloons I demold 4 oz swimbait molds in 10 mins I pour 1 mold every 5 mins. with micro balloons you can regulate whether its a floater or slow of fast sink and use the same amount of ballast. you can pour alot of baits in an afternoon..
Posted 10 January 2009 - 01:50 AM
this featherlite stuff for hard plastic or soft palstic baits?
if hard, where get molds? make them?
Posted 10 January 2009 - 10:53 AM
This should help.. Feather LiteŽ Liquid Plastic - It Floats In Water! | Smooth-On, Inc.