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alternative materials for cranckbait lips

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Hello, this is my first post. I had read a lot of time about lexan for make the lips, its very hard to achieve this material in my Country. Could you tell me wich other options I have, maybe a recycle material??

Cheers from Colombia

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since you're not contending with cold water temperatures you could try plexiglass . also fiberglass circuitboard ,aluminum or stainless steel plate will all work ..........

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I've not tried them yet, but how about old CD disks...or the ones aol sends out? They sure do have lots of flash, that's for sure.

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Thank you folks, I'll try the CD's at this time, I think its less time consumer for my first try. Thank You!!

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Saludos desde Colombia

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CD material ayn't that good. At first i thought ot was policarbonate(lexan), but i soon found out that i wasn't so. After a while cracks apear in the material, due to the differece of temperatures between air , and water.

If you are makeing smaller baits you could start cutting up 2 liter cola bottles. That will surtenly not crack.

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Lexan is one brand of polycarbonate, which is clear and very tough. It should be available just about anywhere. It is often used as a break resistant replacement for window glass. "Circuitboard" is a translucent material made of fiberglass or linen cloth pressure coated with epoxy. I usually use 1/16" thick polycarbonate and .032" circuitboard. Circuitboard is also called G-10, G-11, Micarta or FR4. Both can be purchased online in 1 square foot sheets from McMaster-Carr but I don't know if they ship overseas.

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Bob P.

Is the circuit board from McMaster's a clear material, only circuit board I have been able to get my hands on is colored, ususally brown or tan

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I'm still fond of using SS as it is by far the stongest material you could use. If anyone wants to try SS in place of Lexan, just read the tutorial I put up, or send me a picture of the lip along with the dimensions and I'll knock one or 2 out for you, to try out.

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All circuitboard I've seen is colored. Mostly opaque to slightly translucent. It is epoxy pressure laminated on a substrate of fiberglass or linen, so it is never clear. I've seen light green, yellow, or yellow-brown. I prefer light green but it's harder to find. If the bill color doesn't complement the rest of the bait I just paint it. Circuitboard, aka G10/FR4, has excellent rebound when the crankbait hits cover. .032" G10 is easy to shape exactly and makes a very thin, durable, light weight bill for bass cranks. It's very popular on custom cranks among pro and tourney fishermen.

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I'm still fond of using SS as it is by far the stongest material you could use. If anyone wants to try SS in place of Lexan, just read the tutorial I put up, or send me a picture of the lip along with the dimensions and I'll knock one or 2 out for you, to try out.

Could you xplain to me what is SS :oops:

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I'm still fond of using SS as it is by far the stongest material you could use. If anyone wants to try SS in place of Lexan' date=' just read the tutorial I put up, or send me a picture of the lip along with the dimensions and I'll knock one or 2 out for you, to try out.[/quote']

Could you xplain to me what is SS :oops:

Sorry, Stainless Steel. You can see my tutorial on it.

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I'm still fond of using SS as it is by far the stongest material you could use. If anyone wants to try SS in place of Lexan' date=' just read the tutorial I put up' date=' or send me a picture of the lip along with the dimensions and I'll knock one or 2 out for you, to try out.[/quote'']

Could you xplain to me what is SS :oops:

Sorry, Stainless Steel. You can see my tutorial on it.

Got it!

Could you provide the link?

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I'm still fond of using SS as it is by far the stongest material you could use. If anyone wants to try SS in place of Lexan' date=' just read the tutorial I put up' date=' or send me a picture of the lip along with the dimensions and I'll knock one or 2 out for you, to try out.[/quote'']

Could you xplain to me what is SS :oops:

Sorry, Stainless Steel. You can see my tutorial on it.

Got it!

Could you provide the link?

Sure..http://www.tackleunderground.com/board/kb.php?mode=article&k=46

Muy Facile y muy fuerte.

Llame mi si tu necesita.

40mYrs out of school but I had to give it a shot. :wink:

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I'm still fond of using SS as it is by far the stongest material you could use. If anyone wants to try SS in place of Lexan' date=' just read the tutorial I put up' date=' or send me a picture of the lip along with the dimensions and I'll knock one or 2 out for you, to try out.[/quote'']

Could you xplain to me what is SS :oops:

Sorry, Stainless Steel. You can see my tutorial on it.

Got it!

Could you provide the link?

Sure..http://www.tackleunderground.com/board/kb.php?mode=article&k=46

Muy Facile y muy fuerte.

Llame mi si tu necesita.

Thank You Folk

Translation: Muchas gracias amigo.

40mYrs out of school but I had to give it a shot. :wink:

:wink:

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elpescador' date=' check your pm inbox.

I'll be sending you some lexan soon.[/quote']

I had seen your message fatfinger. THANK?s A LOT Folk. :wink:

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Elpescador, I sent the stuff in the mail yesterday. Let me know when how it works and if you need more later. I only have access to the 1/8 inch stuff and some stuff about 1/4 inch thick, which is usually too thick for most of what I build.

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Thanks A lot fatfinger, I'm so happy for try the famous Lexan, I'll advise you on my work, also when I get the shipment.

Really Thanks!!! Amigo.

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