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Polycarbonate Lips

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Hey, got a question. If I decide to cut my own lips, do I drill the eye straight into the wood of the crank or is there a way to attach the eye to the lip itself. Also, can I get Lexan from a hardware store or do I have to order it. Thanks a lot

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Brian

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Check the tutorial in the How-To section on

making your own lips.

I doubt a hardware store has it.

Check with your local glass repair shops.

Coley

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I've searched high and low at both Lowes and Home Depot and neither carried Polycarbonate under the Lexan name.

I do know that you can purchase Lexan from this link:

http://www.luremaking.com/catalogue/catalogue-index/catalogue-items/crankbaits/lexan_sheets_.htm

I would like to know where others that make their own lips get their lexan. Perhaps this would be a great item to purchase from TU too!

--IslandBass

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The Home Depot that we have here sells Lexan but 1/8-inch is the thinnest that they carry.

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Lexan is only one tradename for polycarb, there are a number of manufacturers. I get mine from a local guy here in MI that makes things like dispaly cases, fancy photo frames, signs, etc, . I buy his small left over stock for about .90 per sq. ft. in 1/4", 1/8" and 1/16" thicknesses. These are approximate as they are actually sold in millimeters. He has a small, 3 man shop and is happy to sell the stuff. After giving him a few lures, he doesn't even measure the stock anymore just says, "give me a coupla bucks". I searched all over for awhile and heard about this guy from another lure builder. He is practically in my neighborhood, less than 3 miles away.

Mitcheal

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