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need help with molding!!
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Posted 02 October 2003 - 07:16 AM
i have been making my own carnks and jerkbaits for the past 14 years . have in the past tried making sillicon mold for crankbaits. i know how to do that!! the plastic to fill my mold is my problem. i have been using a 2 component plastic with some filler material. the result was a solid sinking plastic crank with poor preformence. what im lookig for is a plastic that gives me a solid floating plastic body. that i can weight with led. does any body have any tips on material,web pages with info about molding ????
Posted 02 October 2003 - 02:38 PM
Suddeth Crankbaits are a 2-part resin foam that is bouyant. They were picked up by Blademaster Lures recently. You can see/contact them at
I believe they use an injection process though.
Also, read somewhere recently about a 2-part resin Hilts used to sell/use for the same purpose. Don't know if Hilts is still around. Someone else here might know.
Posted 02 October 2003 - 06:23 PM
Check out www.smoothon.com Their Featherlite might be what you're looking for.
Posted 03 October 2003 - 02:14 AM
thanks guys featerlight seems like a good a good alternativ! can polyurthane foams be used??is to weak or does it stick to the mold?