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Hey folks, I am having an issue with my chartreuse-dyed plastisol getting darker as I reheat it in the microwave several time. Here's the rundown: I start of with DO-IT plastisol and dye it with DO-IT 2X chartreuse dye. I then pop it in the microwave until phase change...it looks great! I inject my first rounds of lures and they turn out perfectly. As the plastisol cools in the Pyrex, I have to reheat to keep it from becoming to viscous for the injector to suck up. As I reheat the plastisol, no matter how careful I am with the temps, I always have the problem of the chartreuse darkening over time. It never truly burns, but the just doesn't have that chartreuse pop like the first couple shots had. I've tried adding DO-IT plastisol stabilizer but I don't think that does anything. The only thing I can do to help mitigate the issue is keep adding more dye, which helps, but does't do the whole trick. I was wondering if anyone has had this same issue and found a way to fix it? Is it the brand of plastisol I'm using? Is it simply the nature of a dynamic heating source like a microwave that is too hard to control? I would love to fix this issue if at all possible. Any information you have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks ya'll! Tight Lines
To control Temperature for Plastisol the best thing to do is get a PID Temperature Controller. One can control the temperature see examples of units in links. One needs to know what voltage, amps and temperature range their working with. Some of the suppliers we all buy our Plastisol supplies from that are making injection equipment or heating pots use PID controllers. Some PID's come as kits some you buy SSR and Temp probe separate. I can control Lyman and Lee melting Pots with Plastisol with Automatic Stirrers. Does anyone else use a PID (Temperature Controller) ? I am also looking for some sort of POT/Canister about the size of a Lyman or Lees melting POT, either Cast Iron, Aluminum etc .... to make a smaller injection machine. I don't want the heater and the dispenser that the Lees pot has in it, I just want a container. I will then add a PID controller a Band Clamp heater, a automatic stirrer and some other items for injecting. At this time a Presto pot system is too large I want to make a smaller system anyone have any ideas of a pot ? MYPIN TA4 and Auberins are popular to use. http://www.auberins....o&products_id=3 https://www.amazon.c...ypin ta4 "ssr" http://www.ebay.com/...r-/301365612354