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Alternate Lip Material
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Posted 20 October 2005 - 01:28 PM
Could a person have a CNC alum. 2 part mold made and inject the product like those hand injection deals for soft plastic? Has anyone ever tried that?
Posted 20 October 2005 - 01:41 PM
Making things too complicated
You can buy lips at a place like lurehardware.com fro 20 cents a piece.. or you can buy a 4x8 sheet of Lexan for 60 dollars.... That would make 1000 lips mighty cheap.
You have internet access...order it off the internet... I am familiar with the shrinky dink stuff and I havent seen a uniform shrinkage from my past experience. But I was helping my daughter make figures.. They buckled and disformed.
I suppose if it were an emergency...but I cant imagine that kind of emergency.
Posted 20 October 2005 - 03:24 PM
Its already in the plan. If I can find the stuff this weekend that is the first thing I was going to try.
I am also going to leave some outside to see what the old UV light does to the stuff.
Posted 21 October 2005 - 09:37 AM
The uniform shrinkage depends on what surface you bake the stuff on.
If I use a slick cardboard surface then they come out almost perfect.
Any thing else i've tried, during the shrinking process, it has melted to the surface I was cooking it on. Then you get an uneven melting process.
Cardboard is the ticket. I have been using the cover of regular college ruled notebook.
I'll give it a freezing test when I get a chance, but I'm out of town this weekend and won't have a chance till monday.
Posted 24 October 2005 - 11:49 AM
I got to play with this stuff just a little last night. I did manage to break the stuff but it took some force. I didn?t chill it though so I don?t know if that will make it worse.
I am going to play with it some more to see how it works on a bait.
Is the stuff you are using clear? The shrinkeydinks my wife got is frosted. She said that was all they had at that store?
Posted 24 October 2005 - 06:04 PM
The stuff I have is clear but it comes in a variety of colors.