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Gulp Crankbait Lip

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Hi,

I got careless with a cast and broke the lip off a Jim Herter Gulp crankbait.  First, I assume I can wiggle out with pliers the part left in the crankbait body.  Is this correct?  Assuming this is the case, does anybody have any replacement lips for sale?

Thanks,

Greg

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Thanks for the response.  I appreciate the guidance on lips.

It may be next to impossible to remove the remaining lip without destroying the crankbait body.  Not sure.  Hopefully, others will respond with some guidance.

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I think you are right on your last post. I’ve given up trying to repair broken lips on crankbaits because, like you said, removing the remnants messes up what’s left of the bait.

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The only way I've ever gotten a broken lip out of a bait is to soak it in acetone. You'll have to reseal the bait before painting usually. Only works on wooden or lead/metal baits. 

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You can often torque a broken lip out of the slot, just depending on what was used to glue it in there.  If you think it will break the head, you can cut it out with a thin Dremel fiber reinforced cutting wheel.  That will make the slot larger so install the new lip with epoxy putty to fill the extra slot space.  

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