KelpKritter

Scales And Resin Casts

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It has been a while since I have undertaken any new baits but I am now in the process of re-tooling a bait to give it a more realistic look.

 

In order to give the bait a realistic scale look I am wondering if I could affix some form of netting that suits my desired look to the master before pouring the RTV.  Will the bait will still release from the RTV when it cures without tearing or have any other adverse effects on the newly created mold.  Anyone ever try this?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

 

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If you glue it well to the master, and then spray it with a release agent, it should work fine.  I spray my masters with clear acrylic, to seal any small holes and prevent the RTV from keying into them.

I would ask the RTV manuf. what release agent they recommend.

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Lure as, that is really nice batch of baits and even in the smaller pics I can see the scaling detail. I like your comments too. It does take a while to break even both time wise and economically when going through the time and expense of mold making.

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My 1/4lb spool of .041 304 sst wire from McMaster-Carr was $11.93 to my door.

Thanks Bob.

$6.83 for the wire, .61 CA tax, and 4.49 shipping.

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My 1/4lb spool of .041 304 sst wire from McMaster-Carr was $11.93 to my door.

Thanks Bob.

$6.83 for the wire, .61 CA tax, and 4.49 shipping.

The last time I ordered wire (.032 soft temper) I ordered the 1 lb. spool. At a little over $12 it cost about double what a 1/4 lb. spool did, but was 4 times the amount of wire. Can't remember what it was with shipping, but it was still cheaper in the long run. And I don't have to worry about ordering wire for a good while.

 

Ben

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I am getting the hang of it now, i started off using featherlite but have moved onto using standard polyurethane and adding micro balloons. Once cast i use the foil ducting tape on the lure and the detail shows up really well.

 

 

Baz

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