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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:49 PM
Does anyone out there know where I can get custom designed lexan crankbait lips fairly cheap? I have a couple of non-standard designs I would like to try out, but I can't find the lengths or shapes I want on any of the "usual" lure making sites, i.e. Barlows, Janns, LPO, etc.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:22 PM
You're going to pay for customs. I contacted Tap Plastics to make diving bills for me. It was a $100 just for the set up fee and then it was per x bills. They are all laser cut, so they would be perfect. I haven't done it yet but it's something I'm planing on.
Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:25 AM
You might try CB Custom Crankbait Lips. I always use them for my square bill lips, and any custom designs I have. They use a CNC mill so each cut is exactly the same, and they can do lexan, circuit board, just about anything. They didn't charge any setup fee, and I paid something like $0.30 - $0.40 per lip. If you want pre-molded deep diving lips you may have to go with a plastic company like the one mentioned above.
Here's the link to CB:
Hope this helps - please let us know what you find.
Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:06 PM
Edited by bassguy, 02 November 2012 - 08:06 PM.
Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:43 PM
Sure thing, bassguy! This is a great website, I'm glad I found it.
Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:51 PM
Thanks guys, I'll check them out and post again when I see results.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:46 PM
I have a cnc machine. I could do some for you. I do my own.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:46 PM
Thanks Bill, but I ordered some from CB Custom Lips. There was a bit of back and forth with their customer service rep to get the design just right, but the end product was great. Thanks to Jake for the link!
Posted 28 July 2013 - 12:26 PM
I tried to get in touch w CB custom, but the email address does not seem active. Is there a phone # I could try? Thanks.
Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:55 AM
You guys have got to learn to go GLOBAL like the rest of us, otherwise wallow in inferior out of date punched, burred, burnt edge polycarbonate --------------------------------------------------------
Try "Huber Bibs" - Dean Huber at : email@example.com ---ask for a 'profile sheet', there are 3 pages of profiles (Sizes/ Shapes --- and what you see on the print-out is what you get) , including, big lips, small lips, with or without 'Omega clip holes' 'walkers', he also does custom, as long as you can supply dimensions.
Best bibs (lips) I have ever sourced (including big $$$$$$$$$$$'s in Canada--U.S.A) all CNC cut, no laser or punched junk, all perfect.
He ONLY sells by the 100 OR min A$50. (US$45)
Never met him, but probably have bought about 1000 lips off him, various sizes, all ready to roll.
Postage to U.S-A will probably cost A$6.80===U.S$7.50
Remember our------------------"Free Trade Agreement".
Posted 29 July 2013 - 09:53 AM
Will a laser cut lexan or circuit board? Another option might be the custom laser cutting services like the balsa plane modelers use.
Posted 29 July 2013 - 10:28 AM
Burred is, especally partially melted burred is usually a result of poor speed and feed choices for cutting plastics. It can also be a result of poor cutter choice or dull worn cutters. Laser would not be my choice for lexan or non-name brand polycarbonate because of light diffusion in the stock. I don't know about punching. I suspect that good results could be had that way for mass production, but the setup cost would failrly high.
Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:21 PM
Thanks for the input Bob I never thought of the light diffusion.
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