Lenox2k

Molds for Lures

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I have made latex molds for HO and N scale trains never a mold for a Lure? What is the best type of material to use for these molds and how is the master prepared?

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I'm currently working with Alumilite, well, working is a strong word, more like looking at!

Once I get it in gear, and actually use the stuff, I'll let you know how this goes :)

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I have used aluminite to make a couple of crank bait molds. The first one was a disaster and the second one was much better. You can buy a Aluminite mold making kit from Hobby Lobby which has everything you need to get started or you can buy it direct from http://www.alumilite.com/

Their web site has lots of information and tip on mold making.

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JM$.02 For the mold. High Shore hardness Silicon.

Lure Body, Alumilite (Floats) or PU with micro balloons which can be adjusted to float, suspend or sink. Uscomposites.com has the RTV, PU and Micro Ballooons.

Mold Making.

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Husky - from what i've read, the Alumilite doesn't float without the balloons. Speaking of those, I have some I got from both alumilite and Lurecraft, they look to be the same, anyone know if they are? I can get stuff shipped a lot cheaper from LC!

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Husky - from what i've read, the Alumilite doesn't float without the balloons. Speaking of those, I have some I got from both alumilite and Lurecraft, they look to be the same, anyone know if they are? I can get stuff shipped a lot cheaper from LC!

Right! Sorry. I meant Featherlite. I'll go fix that. Did you price them at Shopmaninc.com?

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