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Posted 10 March 2009 - 07:46 PM
hi guys.... ive been working like everyday after school on a few swimbaits for quite some time .. id like to make molds and i think id do amwire in the mold so its kind of thru wired.... what is a good/ cheap moldng material... this will be the first mold iv ever done so i dont want to buy like the most expensive silicon or any thing, just need a decent molding material..... i think the lures will be done with alumilite
Posted 10 March 2009 - 09:08 PM
Most people are using RTV (sorry), trying any other medium will likely end in tears.
Be careful when choosing your cast material, most resins are heavier than water and your lure will sink like a stone.
Feather LiteŽ Liquid Plastic - It Floats In Water!
The above link is to Smooth-on featherlite. This stuff comes with microspheres mixed in. This reduces the density to a usable level. Specific gravity 0.677 (water = 1.000). These numbers allow you enough lattitude to fit your hardware, some ballast, paint and top coat and still be able to choose to sink, suspend or float your lure.
Smooth-on also do the RTV. But other companies do the products, but read the specs for the density/specific gravity.
Husky recently wrote that he used bondo to make the molds, here is a link, Husky's post is No12, but read the entire thread.
Posted 11 March 2009 - 12:05 PM
I am almost done with my first resin bait, but I'm very satisfied with results so far. I used aluminite mixed with micro ballos for the bait and rtv for the mold. Just make sure you take your time with the molding process. No need to waste all that effort you put into your original
Posted 12 March 2009 - 07:24 PM
i see alot of ppl here use feather lite.... my main intrest is making the mold i guess ill use rtv