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  1. anyone know where I can get straight hologram giltter? I don't want silver hologram, just straight hologram glitter. I've checked lureworks, mf, and lurecraft and can't find this. thanks
  2. I'm doing some experiments with morton sun salt. It's super cheap $11.49 on instacart for a 50lb bag. I powderized it and this was a no go as has been said here, so I'll see if I can make it a littler finer than it is and see if this works.
  3. I'm still figuring out the salt situation as well. the prices for salt from the bait supply companies like mf and lureworks are way over priced. I got a 50lb bag of morton salt for $11.49 and it wasn't fine enough so I ran it through a blender which made it like a powder substance, but I'm still not convinced this was the right technique to make it smaller and I think powderizing the salt is thinning it out too much, since it started to clump on me. I'm going to try and use a different blender and blend it less to see if I can make the salt crystals smaller but not powder. as for color, making
  4. So where did this post end as to what we should all do? Is it just use this stuff at yur own risk? I use deadon plastix and if I heat to over 350 consistently I get more fumes but even where I shoot around 310-320 I still can smell it if I don't wear a respirator. So if I do this for the next 30 years will I get major cancer and die from the hobby? whats the final answer?
  5. Where do you guys get your padded envelopes from? I'm looking to put in a large bulk order for 5000 plus just can't find a supplier. thanks
  6. What about cleaning out the presto pot do you have to remove the stirring assembly and the wooden board mounted on the top each time or is there a simpler method? can you send me the links for buying the paddle stirrers you guys use? thanks
  7. I've been using the presto pots now for a few weeks and I've been stirring right before I shoot. although this isn't ideal and I want to advance into what is described here in this thread I'm still working out the pros/cons . When using salt does the auto stirring paddle keep this suspended as well? And when you draw up the plastic with a dual injector using 2 pots do you have to shutdown the auto stirring paddles? thanks
  8. I got into soft plastics about 3 months ago and never realized how much this stuff sells. I've got a day job that pays well but it sucks. I'm trying to get some advice from others who found a way to do this for a living and what their thoughts are on the other side. Pros/Cons, lessons learned of running a small bait business thanks
  9. There are definitely some different styles here with regards to presto pots and if you should auto stir or not. Frank here as you can see just stirs occasionally, no auto stirrer, where as others construct these fancy auto stirrers. Why go through all the work on an auto stirrer if it's not needed is my question. thanks
  10. So how do you keep the plastic from bubbling if it's constantly being stirred? It seems like air would constantly get into the plastic due to constant stirring. thanks
  11. how many RPM does the stirring motor need to be? will this work? https://www.ebay.com/itm/US-Stove-6039HF-6220-6500-Agitator-Stir-Drive-Motor-1-RPM-80488-PH-CCW1H/282631439769?hash=item41ce258599:g:4GAAAOSwgy5Zk2q0
  12. Yah, honestly I didn't realize how easy it would be to sell baits. It feels like stealing candy from a baby. I'm at a point where I gotta free up time by scaling to meet up with the demand to not allow it to consume all my free time. thanks for this. I'll post the link to lurecraft who does his distribution now. https://www.lurecraft.com/Hot-Runner-Plastic-Pot-Stirrer/productinfo/2X186/
  13. https://www.amazon.com/Presto-Kitchen-Kettle-Multi-Cooker-Steamer/dp/B002JM202I/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=presto%2Bpot&qid=1609702887&sr=8-1&th=1 So this gear motor for stirring. where do you buy it? this seems to be the missing link in the puzzle from all my reading. this seems to be an item that people mckgyver a lot and it requires much more "technical knowledge" to assemble/create than I have.
  14. I'm curious with all of these answers were the baits stored in plastic bags putting pressure on the tail rudder in an awkward way and still didn't separate? I have to use oil in many of my molds to keep the baits shiny, when I remove them I cure em for a day and put them in plastics bags and have had custom complaints of tails separating. I'm wondering if perhaps the oil and the cure time being only 1 day may be a factor.
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