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I made one for my basstackle 7 inch ribbon tail mold out of a sheet of tin and it works pretty good. I only did this one shot so far and the tails shorted on me but I think I can fix that by oiling the plate before I shoot it.

 

 

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I had less than desirable results using foil and the tin sheet was cheap, $9.99 at Hobby Lobby but mine was dented so I got it for $4.99.

The results were far better with the tin plate. Making the plate is ridiculously easy, all you really need are some tin snips and a marker.

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I could make a ridiculous number of plates from an 8 ft section of 4x6 roof flashing. I'd rather have the real thing when available but this works when it isn't.

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4 minutes ago, rynesgto said:

can you show a pic of how the tin sits in the mold? I have thought of doing this several times, but wasnt sure how to go about injecting it to only one side.

No need for a pic. With this type of "plate" it sits between the two mold halves when you clamp them together. You end up shooting both sides, then take one half and the plate out, and shoot again.

Gimme a couple minutes, I'll take a pic or two anyway.

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They didn't post in order...heh...

The first one shows the plate out of the mold, it doesn't need to be pretty, it just needs to separate the two mold halves.

The second one shows the plate inside the injection port and you can see how it divides the mold.

The last one should be self explanatory. :)

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