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#11387636 - 02/02/16 07:25 PM Using Tin Instead of Lead?
ReeceKennedy Offline
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Registered: 07/27/15
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Loc: Dallas
So I want to start pouring some of my own baits, but I don't want to use lead. When something is known to cause cancer and birth defects, I don't want to work with it all day. I don't want to expose myself or anyone in my family to it. I have enough in my tackle box already. So can I use tin instead? I've heard it's a little lighter, has a similar melting point, and more expensive. Has anyone else used it.

Also, how do you paint it? Can you powder coat it like lead or is there another way?
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#11387646 - 02/02/16 07:28 PM Re: Using Tin Instead of Lead? [Re: ReeceKennedy]
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#11387662 - 02/02/16 07:34 PM Re: Using Tin Instead of Lead? [Re: 6th Sense Lure Co.]
ReeceKennedy Offline
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Well doesn't look like tin is much better. I really don't want to bring health hazards into my house. Any other alternatives?
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#11387814 - 02/02/16 08:24 PM Re: Using Tin Instead of Lead? [Re: ReeceKennedy]
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Do it outdoors with a respirator on.
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#11388191 - 02/03/16 06:13 AM Re: Using Tin Instead of Lead? [Re: ReeceKennedy]
J-BURN Offline
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Registered: 12/08/10
Posts: 278
Loc: Denton,Tx
I pour outside in the garage with a fan blowing the fumes outside. I also where a respirator and gloves. Just take your time and do thing carefully and you will be fine.

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#11388755 - 02/03/16 10:44 AM Re: Using Tin Instead of Lead? [Re: ReeceKennedy]
Streetwalker Offline
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Originally Posted By: ReeceKennedy
So I want to start pouring some of my own baits, but I don't want to use lead. When something is known to cause cancer and birth defects, I don't want to work with it all day. I don't want to expose myself or anyone in my family to it. I have enough in my tackle box already. So can I use tin instead? I've heard it's a little lighter, has a similar melting point, and more expensive. Has anyone else used it.

Also, how do you paint it? Can you powder coat it like lead or is there another way?


1. Wear gloves.

2. Wash your hands.

3. Don't eat, drink or smoke while handling lead.

4. Don't be so paranoid. Your house is full of stuff that someone considers dangerous.

BTW, tin melts at a much lower temperature than lead. Right now tin is about 30x more expensive than lead (before shipping costs).

BTW, if you want to get started I'm fairly close to Dallas and have about 100 molds, couple three pots and a painting station.


Edited by Streetwalker (02/03/16 10:45 AM)
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#11388795 - 02/03/16 10:59 AM Re: Using Tin Instead of Lead? [Re: Streetwalker]
ReeceKennedy Offline
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So it really isn't a big deal?
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#11388952 - 02/03/16 11:54 AM Re: Using Tin Instead of Lead? [Re: ReeceKennedy]
Streetwalker Offline
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Don't eat it. Don't get it in open cuts and don't get it so hot it boils and you're fine.
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#11389030 - 02/03/16 12:19 PM Re: Using Tin Instead of Lead? [Re: ReeceKennedy]
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So, maybe shouldn't do this?
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#11393594 - 02/05/16 08:02 AM Re: Using Tin Instead of Lead? [Re: ReeceKennedy]
ReeceKennedy Offline
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Registered: 07/27/15
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Loc: Dallas
Alright so I won't eat it lol
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#11467635 - 03/09/16 11:28 PM Re: Using Tin Instead of Lead? [Re: Streetwalker]
Mulholland Offline
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Registered: 10/28/13
Posts: 1887
Loc: Plano, TX
Originally Posted By: Streetwalker
Originally Posted By: ReeceKennedy
So I want to start pouring some of my own baits, but I don't want to use lead. When something is known to cause cancer and birth defects, I don't want to work with it all day. I don't want to expose myself or anyone in my family to it. I have enough in my tackle box already. So can I use tin instead? I've heard it's a little lighter, has a similar melting point, and more expensive. Has anyone else used it.

Also, how do you paint it? Can you powder coat it like lead or is there another way?


1. Wear gloves.

2. Wash your hands.

3. Don't eat, drink or smoke while handling lead.

4. Don't be so paranoid. Your house is full of stuff that someone considers dangerous.

BTW, tin melts at a much lower temperature than lead. Right now tin is about 30x more expensive than lead (before shipping costs).

BTW, if you want to get started I'm fairly close to Dallas and have about 100 molds, couple three pots and a painting station.


I'm interested, pm me what all you have currently

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#11467904 - 03/10/16 07:56 AM Re: Using Tin Instead of Lead? [Re: Mulholland]
Streetwalker Offline
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Registered: 02/28/13
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Loc: Kaufman...kind of.
Originally Posted By: Mulholland
Originally Posted By: Streetwalker
Originally Posted By: ReeceKennedy
So I want to start pouring some of my own baits, but I don't want to use lead. When something is known to cause cancer and birth defects, I don't want to work with it all day. I don't want to expose myself or anyone in my family to it. I have enough in my tackle box already. So can I use tin instead? I've heard it's a little lighter, has a similar melting point, and more expensive. Has anyone else used it.

Also, how do you paint it? Can you powder coat it like lead or is there another way?


1. Wear gloves.

2. Wash your hands.

3. Don't eat, drink or smoke while handling lead.

4. Don't be so paranoid. Your house is full of stuff that someone considers dangerous.

BTW, tin melts at a much lower temperature than lead. Right now tin is about 30x more expensive than lead (before shipping costs).

BTW, if you want to get started I'm fairly close to Dallas and have about 100 molds, couple three pots and a painting station.


I'm interested, pm me what all you have currently


As far as what? Molds? I'll have to go out and update my inventory as the current list only has 94 molds on it and I know I've picked up another dozen at least.

I've got most of the bass jigs, weighted hooks, spinner baits, crappie jigs, slabs, tail spinners and blade bait molds. Also a good supply of various sinker molds.
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#11468451 - 03/10/16 11:36 AM Re: Using Tin Instead of Lead? [Re: Mulholland]
Streetwalker Offline
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Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 4666
Loc: Kaufman...kind of.
Your PM box is full.

Latest inventory is 119 different molds. I've got a few duplicates. So around 125 total Do-It molds.
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