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  1. If you want it transparent , add your base colour/s to your raw plastisol. To make it opaque , add white to your cooked plastisol. this will lighten up your pumpkinseed colour so make sure to adjust. Here's my take in this colour
  2. Try Lurecraft Caramel If you want a darker berkley pumpkinseed, LC caramel , LC Natural to darken
  3. Well done .... I've been trying to find the website to this company. any links ? I have also noticed an update over at Jacobs where he is trying to catch up on back orders so it looks like he's back on track with production. Another email sent to secure a purchase. Hope he responds this time round
  4. Yes , from what I gather, the blending block with the Hotrunner model would have to be disassembled for the runner to be removed between shooting cycles Just another un wanted process to slow you down. Main question still unanswered. At least a reply for Rick with confirmation if they will be available and when.
  5. Has anyone heard or know of when Rick will be putting these back into production? Unable to place order via website. Have sent a couple of emails to Rick with no reply. Not wanting the other brand version with detachable but required blending block Ready, willing and waiting to depart with $$$ once available.
  6. I have used my unit roughly 4 times since receiving it a few months back... still nutting out the PID's and actual plastisol temps. to me the plastisol temps are way higher than what the temp probes are sending. Some molds prefer a lower temp to shoot laminates correctly whereas others are happy only at higher temps. Like said , still working out methods. When requiring perfect shots ( small production work) I've resorted back to the Basstackle dual injector and open pots for minimal wastage and time. Once workloads drop I may have time to re melt sprues and crud plastic to fully nut out the system and maximise it's potential Definitely not a plug and play unit .... but what is ?
  7. Thanks for the reply :-) It was a couple of weeks ago, but good news. There was a reply in my inbox this morning with all the required info about the units, Just waiting to find out how long of a lead time to have one built and shipped.
  8. Anyone here on this great forum who has direct contact with Ultramolds ? I have sent a contact us form and a direct email to them with no reply. Seeking further info on potential purchase of their Shooting Star System. Cheers
  9. Spot on there Mark. With a pre mixed Colored 55 Gal of plastic, enough volume to shoot a production mold, being cooked per shot, there's no over heating, repetitive re melting etc, etc. = consistency Even using a Jacobs press, and at a lower temp, lighter colors do yellow up a little ( not by much, but noticeable) as the quart runs down after several shoots. Thinking of adding an auto mixer just to keep the mix churning. Memory issue is how you store the final product while curing and how you either bag the product or store them. Plastisol is the main material used by all, just a plethora of brands and grades, then you have your custom in house blends.
  10. It's a pity that the port ( Nozzle) orientation cannot be changed. With the two posts and the nozzle being off set to the two chambers , it will not allow enough space for shooting laminates with certain molds. Jacobs do produce great consumer based machines. emailed Rick to see if the pro machine can be custom built to accommodate the correct orientation for my molds. unfortunately not :-(
  11. Quick question regarding the available scents on offer for soft bait makers. Is it sold as an extract providing the scent only or is it much like the refined oil which can be bought and consumed as a fish oil protein/ amino fatty acid supplement. I do not add any scent/ oils to my finished products but do add scent in the final stage of cooking my plastisol just before pouring. You hear of Amino infused soft baits. Just wondering if I'm on the right line of thought.
  12. What temps are you cooking at ? Never used the brand but, I've always cooked till the consistency was enough to shoot. Finally introduced an infra red thermometer to the process. I was way off ( Below). Now my curing time has been reduced by a week. Virtually a dry bait once cooled off.
  13. I know Clearbags.com can supply printed bags, This is where I buy my unprinted bags from. In saying this, they may have them manufactured and printed by third party offshore though. I've been looking at getting my printed bag supplies from china. Looked into it and ATM procrastinating about it
  14. Cheers Frank. As long as it doesn't affect the original intending colour ( unless it is placed under a black light). I do have a lot of clearer transparent colours in my range which I would not want to lose however, wanting to enhance them through using a UV liquid. The attached pic is black naturally and the same under the black light I have sent off a contact us form to Lureworks and wait for their response
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