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  1. i used do-it essentials when i first started and it is by far the worst plastic i have used. it yellowed/discolored super easily (with heat stabilizer), has a horrible smell (imo), had massive ammouts of bubbles, and tends to get very oily after sitting for a little while. if you like the do-it stuff, by all means keep using it, but there is better out there for a better price. i would suggest calhoun or bait plastics, i have used both and they are amazing plastics and cheaper than the do it. neither of them has had any of the problems i had with do-it plastics, either.
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    Flex 200

    dont try to microwave it, i had seen some stuff on facebook about people using a micowave to heat it, so i figured i woul dget the trial (1oz or so) that they have on the site. long story short it exploded my pyrex before it got to 300 (needs to get to 400 i believe). when it says on the package "do not use in microwave" believe it!
  3. just went to all three sites (bait plastics, calhoun and dead on), checked 5 gallon buckets to my door (wisconsin). to my house bait plastics is the least expensive. could be different to other places! bait plastics : 126 dead on black bucket: 142 dead on white bucket: 158 calhoun: 150
  4. its kind of sad, dead on gets a great reputation from youtube, but if you watch the videos saying how clear it is, you cant even see the sides of a 1 cup pyrex, and it always has bubbles in it. i use bp and have been very happy with it, might try calhoun again but im happy with bp so no real reason to change. either way ill never try dead on after hearing what real bait makers have to say. youtube and some facebook fanboys sell a lot of dead on, not for me thats for sure!
  5. as a disclaimer, the are just getting started in lead molds so the selection is limited, and they are CNC molds so they are pricier than do-it. https://fatguysfishing.com/lead-molds/ Fat Guys Fishing is now making lead molds, they have a EWG ball head and an EWG ned head on their website now (in several sizes of both) and are adding new products every day it seems, they posted a 14 cavity standard ball head jig on their facebook a couple days ago, bt its not on their website yet. i personally have 18 of their soft plastics molds (and a dual injector on the way) and have not had a problem with them, the customer service is great and the molds shoot perfect. i will be getting some of the lead molds eventaully, when they release some of their other sizes, but will not hesitate to do business with them!
  6. they make a much cooler looking bait than a standard laminate, but IMO they dont catch any more fish than them. they do, however, catch a lot more fisherman!
  7. they make an ok product, due to my experiences with them i wont recommend them. they are hit and miss with the quality and the customer service. best advice i can give on them is to do your research first, look up reviews on the facebook bait making groups.
  8. n2 manufacturing gets good reviews on the bait making groups on facebook, seem to have quick turn around times. basstackle is pretty hit or miss on injectors but can check them from time to time and get lucky. i know fat guys fishing is working on making injectors, not sure when they are going to release them though and if they will have dual kits available right away or not though.
  9. shipping is free, and its a solid not a liquid so its like 6lbs of pellet type stuff in a gallon container, not sure if it measures cup for sup with liquids or not. but i agree its a crazy price, they have samples of it up for 2.99 so i might try it a little on my next order but wont be making many baits in it for sure!
  10. not exact copies (obviously), but angling ai has the "action worm" in 3.6 and 4.1" available in a 5 and 10 cavity. fat guys fishing also has a 3.5" drop shot worm thats similar available in 6 and 12 cavity versions, both companies also have them in open pour versions.
  11. all of the companies that make pigment make many purple colors, like stated above most arent called just purple. up to you which you want to use!
  12. i use cooking spray on my rods (both core shot and tube molds) it works great, super cheap and lasts a long time. i just spray it every time i inject, on a paper towel or hand towel, then roll the rods around to make sure they are lubed
  13. add a drop or 2 of white to each to opaque and brighten them up a bit
  14. your most common places are going to be dead on plastix, bait plastics and calhoun. i personally use bait plastics 242 and love it, and i have used calhoun in the past and it was very good too. i havent used dead on but hear good things about it (some bad too!) best bet is to get/buy a sample from each and choose what sorks best for you. watch worlds worst fishing on youtube, chris has many videos on making plastics, from the beginner to the advanced.
  15. fat guys fishing just came out with a 7" fatty mold yesterday, not sure if its on their site yet. i have a few of the smaller sizes and love them, not sure its what you are looking for but worth a shot!
  16. it just looks like a not too opaque chartreuse with black flake that gets taken over by the green pumpkin side somewhat.
  17. basstackle makes a good one, i think they are 2.75 and 3.75. a little thicker than the keitech though. fat guys makes the classic swim and shiner in a couple sizes. doit makes a new "essential xl" the slick shiner, its 3.5
  18. https://www.calhounsoftplastic.com/#/ calhoun is being distributed by someone on the many facebook soft plastics groups now. i havent used it yet (happy with bait plastics) but it gets good reviews on the groups and the pics show it to be nice and clear.
  19. i have a bunch of fat guys molds, they make a quality product. also respond to questions through their facebook messenger very quickly.they are usually the first place i look for a new mold.
  20. basstackle seems to get (and sell out) injectors in quite often, i would wait till they have them in stock and get the best.
  21. good luck with slowing down, the more you get and the better you get, the more and more you want! doit molds are great for the price but once you get into cnc molds there is much better out there, its an addicting hobby to say the least but very rewarding!
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    New

    there is a few buy/sell/trade and general knowledgeable groups on facebook related to soft plastics as well, lots of good info scrolling through them as well as color ideas and some recipes etc. there is a supplier of calhoun plastic on there too. les gave some great info. i personally use bait plastics plastisol, mostly lureworks for liquid color and glitter, and some various mica powders (ebay, hobby lobby and the bait making sellers). basstackle has the best injectors when they have them in stock, hands down.
  23. closest to a fat impact you will find is the 607 from bts, but at 350 for 4 cavities is very spendy. check out the rip from fat guys fishing, its slimmer than the doit ripper and comes in top inject and many more cavities, and more sizes than the bts!
  24. the only one milled top/bottom are from bts and while im sure they are awesome, for the price ($350 for 4 cavities) you would be better off getting a dual injector and another mold with top injection ports. that being said i still have to talk myself out of that bts mold every now and then!
  25. i have 15ish molds from fat guys, they make a quality product, and are always adding to their aresnal. make sure you are aware of the lead times (at the top of their page) they just got done with a big black friday sale and are likely swamped. my lasat order (during their haloween sale) took a little over a month to get. i really like that a lot of their molds are available with more cavities, means im not pouring for too long when i do, and not having to buy as many multiples of the same mold to make a decent ammount!
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