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#11532157 - 04/10/16 08:07 AM Started pouring swimbaits
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A friend bought me some open pour swimbaits molds so I could start pouring him some baits. So far I am pouring 5" and 7". My fist time pouring plastics since I had only injected them prior to this. These are my attempts from the first day using remelted plastics until my plastisol arrives tomorrow. I took them to a local pool to check them out and when rigged weightless they do a great dying fish representation. I'll post some more pics when they cure and I add eyes.





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#11532226 - 04/10/16 09:09 AM Re: Started pouring swimbaits [Re: Txmedic033]
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Well done. I really like the one in your hand.
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#11532547 - 04/10/16 12:41 PM Re: Started pouring swimbaits [Re: Txmedic033]
aneil Offline
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You've got some pouring skills! Those colors look great, especially using remelted old plastics. Good job.

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#11535200 - 04/11/16 04:09 PM Re: Started pouring swimbaits [Re: Txmedic033]
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Is that 7" bait the lurecraft 879 mold?
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#11539165 - 04/13/16 08:05 AM Re: Started pouring swimbaits [Re: adam_p]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Originally Posted By: adam_p
Is that 7" bait the lurecraft 879 mold?


Yes it is.

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#11539174 - 04/13/16 08:07 AM Re: Started pouring swimbaits [Re: Txmedic033]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Anybody have tips to prevent bubbles in plastisol? I get air bubbles when I initially heat the plastic. It is degassed, I am heating it slowly, and stirring it slowly, but still get bubbles. It is pretty difficult for me to get crystal clear plastic w/o bubbles before it starts to darken and burn. I have tried with and without heat stabilizer.

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#11539294 - 04/13/16 08:46 AM Re: Started pouring swimbaits [Re: Txmedic033]
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stirring with a metal straight edge helps.
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#11539299 - 04/13/16 08:47 AM Re: Started pouring swimbaits [Re: Txmedic033]
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I have tried both a flathead screw driver and a butter knife w/ the same results. My plastic bubbles up before I even stir it.

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#11539309 - 04/13/16 08:49 AM Re: Started pouring swimbaits [Re: Donald Harper]
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Originally Posted By: Donald Harper
Well done. I really like the one in your hand.


x2...great looking bait thumb

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#11539466 - 04/13/16 09:26 AM Re: Started pouring swimbaits [Re: Txmedic033]
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How do you use the left over plastics... always wanted to, but didn't know you could use old plastics.
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#11539519 - 04/13/16 09:40 AM Re: Started pouring swimbaits [Re: Txmedic033]
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Originally Posted By: Txmedic033
I have tried both a flathead screw driver and a butter knife w/ the same results. My plastic bubbles up before I even stir it.


I've never cared about bubbles, so I'm not much help.
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#11539608 - 04/13/16 10:04 AM Re: Started pouring swimbaits [Re: Txmedic033]
Txmedic033 Offline
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I don't care about them for my baits, but I don't think many would like the foam on the top of the baits after they are poured. I have to use a reheated plastic for the top layer to prevent this.

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#11539613 - 04/13/16 10:05 AM Re: Started pouring swimbaits [Re: 79scooter]
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Originally Posted By: 79scooter
How do you use the left over plastics... always wanted to, but didn't know you could use old plastics.


Put it in a pyrex cup and microwave until it reaches about 330-350 degrees. Only takes about a minute for small amounts. 10 seconds too much will burn the plastic and darken the color though.

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#11539680 - 04/13/16 10:24 AM Re: Started pouring swimbaits [Re: Txmedic033]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Bubble pics




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#11539912 - 04/13/16 11:45 AM Re: Started pouring swimbaits [Re: Txmedic033]
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hmm. I'm not get anything like that. Sorry. Can't help
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