GodsCreation93

Crank Bill/Lips Lexan

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Hey all, 

 

I have been stalking this sight for over a year and spent a large amount of time in the archives researching this topic. I wasn't able to find anything regarding anyone having issues with Lexan bills becoming brittle and breaking. I made a bunch of lures over the course of a year and sealed them with Epoxy. I never coated the bills besides the connection to the lure. The issue I found was the lure bill became brittle after being on the boat or in the tackle box. Does Lexan become less sturdy over time or is it because of the heat when I was cutting them out using a Dremel disc? 

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are you sure you used lexan? . we have never had this issue for over 4 decades.. im puzzled.

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It would seem that maybe it wasn't lexan?  I have some very old crankbaits that have been beaten and abused, and the bills seem as good as day one besides cosmetic damage.   I don't think cutting it with a dremel would have affected it either.    From what I understand with Polycarbonate (lexan) could become susceptible to cracking if certain solvents or cleaning agents have been applied to it? or maybe extreme cold?  

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I have baits that I built 18yrs ago and the lexan bills are still good.   You must have got some acrylic by mistake, that stuff will become brittle in cold temps.  

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5 hours ago, benton B said:

I have baits that I built 18yrs ago and the lexan bills are still good.   You must have got some acrylic by mistake, that stuff will become brittle in cold temps.  

Wouldn't you know it. I find a chunk of the labeling this morning after reading some of the responses and its labeled as Plaskolite. I do have Lexan Polycarbonate, but I used a lot more of the Plaskolite than I did lexan. I guess I need to pitch that Acrylic stuff. It's ruined a load of lures. 

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