Ed Brabant

Hardness

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SI have tried to pour some larger swimbaits. The tails are soft not uncured plastic soft but more like the plastic is too soft. Hardner or just order harder plastic. Salt water or a bit softer? 

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I am a hobby pourer and so I buy a plastic that will work for most things right out of the jug.

I typically order medium plastic, and then add 1 tbsp of hardener to a cup of plastic for swimbaits.

If I were going to sell swimbaits, I'd explore other plastic formulas until I found one that worked without any additional hardener.

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It’s what works for you but what I do is ..

1-buy medium hardness plastic  by the 5 gallon bucket Calhoun’s plastic

2- I have a gallon of softner ,hardner and heat stabilizer 

3- make my own and keep recipes for example my swim bait is 4 oz of medium and a tablespoon of hardner .

With all that said I do keep a couple of gallons of super soft  MNF for my sticks and drop shot baits.  This is how I have found it works best for me over the years for all the baits I shoot. I also wanted to add that I only make for my friends and I 

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