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getting cranks to come apart
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Posted 31 May 2005 - 07:44 PM
anybody know how to get crankbaits to come apart at the seam?
Posted 31 May 2005 - 08:55 PM
I think most plastic cranks are ultrasonically welded. I doubt there's any neat way to get them apart other than cutting or drilling them. On many products, the weld or glue seams are usually stronger than the underlying material.
Posted 01 June 2005 - 10:35 AM
No fancy way to do this that I'm aware of. You might try the wire hangers as a point of entry.
Posted 01 June 2005 - 11:53 AM
The easiest way I know to get a crankbait to come apart is to slam it into your trolling motor when casting! However, the crankbait is not always guaranteed to split at the seams.
Seriously, I don't think there is a way to split them without cutting. Are you trying to add or remove something in the bait? Just curious........
Posted 01 June 2005 - 05:16 PM
my friend does it all the time to just about every crank he paints. he takes out the rattles and somtimes weights it from the inside to make a floating lure suspend or sink. he does it perfectly and puts the back together and it looks like nothing ever happened.
Posted 01 June 2005 - 07:35 PM
Well why don;t you ask him then! And tell us how does he do it!
Posted 01 June 2005 - 08:05 PM
i knew sombody would ask that, but i have not been able to get ahold of him for awhile. but as soon i get ahold of him i will let you know