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Posted 02 April 2007 - 10:05 AM
hi there, ive been reading the post on this site for quite a while now and havent posted anything yet. ive learned a lot about making my own baits and have started some....i was wondering if anyone has made there own lips out of fiberglass cloth for boat repair. if i made a flat piece on a cookie sheet or something like that do u think it would be thin enough to work but not so thin it would break?
Posted 02 April 2007 - 10:14 AM
Circuit Board is available and comes in uniform thicknesses. Lexan and SS also work well.
Posted 02 April 2007 - 10:37 AM
thanks husky.....i have some SS and aluminum i was just wondering if the fiberglass thing would work since i have a ton of cloth and a gallon bucket of resin. its probly better to just work with already formed stuff though. maybe ill give it a try later and see if works
Posted 02 April 2007 - 01:02 PM
Dan, circuit board is fiberglass cloth or other substrate material, plus resin, cured under high pressure and temperature. You can try but unless you have a way of applying pressure/heat, the end result will not be as uniform or as strong as circuit board. At about $4-6, you can make lots of lips out of a one square foot piece of circuit board, and polycarbonate (aka Lexan) is similarly priced. Me, I'd save the glass cloth and resin for when I punched a hole in my hull while fishing crankbaits in a stump field
Posted 02 April 2007 - 01:25 PM
good call..... kinda forgot about the pressure part i dont have anything i could use that wouldnt stick to it. thanks guys i think ill order some.