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  1. Not sure what the expectations of this product were or are. Just to explain what it is from what I have recieved. It is hilite put on clear film and cut into glitter. An explosion of color is not what you get. But you can get a transparent bait with flashes of the color you choose. Clear and light smoke color will get you the highest quality affect. Putting it in an opaque color will not yield a result that is worth the effort to put it in.
  2. There it is. I knew someone outside the US would know.
  3. Look for pvc based products. They can be found at places that sell pvc pipes. The clear glue(solvent) is just like what you will need. You will have to find a solvent to thin it with but can be found. And for colors find powder pigments. Should not be to hard.
  4. Not bashing MF colors but they don’t make ones strong enough to get what you want. You think your worms are small I was doing it with a trout worm. About 1/8 round and 3” long. Colors looked great with Lurecraft.
  5. If you use Spikeit floresent colors you can add anytime. Before or after it does not matter. But all of the floresent colors I have used will never really get solid. Adding white just forces you to add more colorant and the cycle goes around. Straight yellow and strait orange from lurecraft will get you what you want.
  6. Good to see you back. For cleaning go to an automotive paint store and get Wax and Grease remover. It will blow you away how well it works. It does not melt it down and become sticky and will leave a slick feeling when done. Use it on all things that come into contact with plastic. You could use other things but when you try this stuff you don’t know what you are missing.
  7. Try and use yellow and orange colorant. Not floresent colors. It will be way better looking of a color. For the green a transparent one will work just fine.
  8. Honestly that’s a question for lureworks, they would know the answer because they actually make it.
  9. Well honestly this always happens to repackagers. Buy from a company that makes it and at least one extra hand is not in the mix. Mf, Spikeit Lurecraft and baitplastics(poly sol) make it so less of a chance for mistakes. Over the years I have used many gallons of plastic and really never had a problem with any. But I came from an industry that needs to make sure everything is mixed well. I say well and to others there well is not good enough. 90% of all problems are user errors. I know some don’t like to her that but it’s true. When you resell it you have to deal with those kind of issues. Sti
  10. Basstackle has some. Go to there swimbait section and there is an 8” on the first page.
  11. I use one on baitplastics too. It’s the only way I can achieve a bubble free plastic. And I mean bubble free.
  12. That is normal just put it in a vacuum chamber before you heat and it will take all that out before you heat. A lot of plastic does that. Some bad some not so bad.
  13. Should have vents on the top of every bulge. Does look like air trapped at the top of the bulges. Use a utility knife and scratch vents from the top of every one to the outside of the mold. It will give you vents that won’t be seen in the final product. Same with the middle parts but they will have to go down and out cause you cant go up. Some mold makers put a hole in the middle for the air to escape.
  14. Wow I did not even realize those existed. I take it for granted that when injecting 350 deg plastic people would not make something that would not work well. Live and learn. I have had at one time had all the injectors that were made and settled on the one I thought was made like a tank. To this day i still have the original ones I bought and they are just as good now as when I bought them. Don’t skimp on the injector it will pay for it self fast. It may cost more now and may be hard to get but when you have it you will see and feel the quality.
  15. Seeing this reminded me of a story I heard years ago about a company hiring makeup artist to apply powdered mica powder to baits then dipping. No acetone and nothing but the powder. I tried it( used some of my wife’s bare minerals makeup. While it was not for me it did work. So if your wife has some powdered bare minerals laying around give it a try. She will probably have some makeup brushes she never uses too. She may be able to help you with some of the techniques also.
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