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Filling "eye Sockets" On Plastic Crankbait

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I bought a few clear crankbait blanks the have the "eye sockets" for 3d stick on eyes. I wanted to fill some of them and paint eyes on. I was wondering what would be the best stuff (epoxy, silicone, etc..) to use for this ? If you can give me a name brand and where to buy it, I would appreciate it. thanks.

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You may consider epoxy putty. It will stay where you put it and you can sand off the excess once it's cured.

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Etex would work.

The epoxy putty bassguy is probably referring to is called QuickPlastik from Polymeric System inc.

They make it for various metals, ABS, CPVC, PVC. I use their wood epoxy, doesn't shrink nor crack.

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Etex would work.

The epoxy putty bassguy is probably referring to is called QuickPlastik from Polymeric System inc.

They make it for various metals, ABS, CPVC, PVC. I use their wood epoxy, doesn't shrink nor crack.

s54

Thanks 54, I wasn't sure what it was called but I knew what I ment. LOL

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I also like epoxy putty. Just about any brand works OK and it's carried in the adhesives section of home centers. Cut off a sliver of epoxy, knead it, then smooth it out with a damp finger and it hardens in about 10 minutes. If you want to sand it, do that before it gets really hard. Personally, I can't see a liquid epoxy being very convenient for this job. You'd need to lay the lure on its side, or in whatever orientation is needed to keep the epoxy in the eye recess, pour in epoxy, then let it sit for hours to harden before flipping the lure and doing the other side. It would probably be a 24 hr job with Etex. I'm patient, but not that patient.

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