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#10895639 - 06/04/15 03:10 PM putting soft plastics back together
salex Offline
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Registered: 03/24/09
Posts: 805
Loc: NE Texas
Fishing in Mexico does not afford us the luxury of picking up "whats catching" fish during a weeks stay. Inevitably, I run short on what is working. So, as a group we scramble to share and that often works great, but sometimes you run short. It is usually the head of a particular lizard or fluke color that I need. So, when you need to mend the top portion of the plastic which is the best option? Mend it. Sonic welder or Soldering Iron?
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#10895654 - 06/04/15 03:13 PM Re: putting soft plastics back together [Re: salex]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 43072
Loc: Houston, TX
Mend-it
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#10896293 - 06/04/15 08:10 PM Re: putting soft plastics back together [Re: salex]
FMJshooter Offline
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Registered: 06/24/08
Posts: 1390
Loc: Belton, TX
I heat a knife over a candle or butane torch then lay it on the damaged area. melts a little bit of the plastic and it flows into the crack or hole.I only use mend it or crazy glue on swim baits they have like a skin that melts away if you use the knife.

I throw all my chewed up plastics in a bucket then melt em all when I start to run out or get bored. Easy way to save some coin just gotta work on your timing hold it too long and it will make a big flat spot.


Edited by FMJshooter (06/04/15 08:18 PM)

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