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A friend of mine has several squaer bill crank baits with the bills broken.  He is planning to replace them.  What should he buy to make the bills?

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Thanks.  I wasn’t sure if lexan was what was still used.  I used to do some bill replacement with it.  I will tell him so he can grab a sheet of it when he is ready.

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I've heard old CDs work if they are the right thickness for what you[re working on.  I haven't tried it yet, but will soon.

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CD’s are made of polycarbonate the same thing as Lexan. Lexan is just a trade name for the manufacture Sabic for their clear polycarbonate. CD’s are very thin and the circuit board or phenolic board would be much more impact resistant 

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15 hours ago, poloaman said:

CD’s are made of polycarbonate the same thing as Lexan. Lexan is just a trade name for the manufacture Sabic for their clear polycarbonate. CD’s are very thin and the circuit board or phenolic board would be much more impact resistant 

Makes sense to me.  Old CDs are free, which is a big plus!  I wonder if laminating a couple together would help with durability?  So far I'm only using it with small baits, say 3-4" or less.

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2 hours ago, Big Epp said:

Makes sense to me.  Old CDs are free, which is a big plus!  I wonder if laminating a couple together would help with durability?  So far I'm only using it with small baits, say 3-4" or less.

It definitely would help. I would epoxy together then cut or stamp the shape. Then finish with another coat of epoxy.

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