Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
fish smith, phatjackfarms, Fernando Garcia, rstone21, skolkmeier
105480 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 85659
hopalong 78097
Pilothawk 74962
JDavis7873® 67382
John175 ® 64461
FattyMcButterpants 60729
Derek 🐝 58055
Tritonman 57517
LoneStarSon® 53073
SkeeterRonnie 52941
facebook
Forum Stats
105480 Members
60 Forums
798684 Topics
10095657 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#12301314 - 06/19/17 02:25 PM Cheapest plastic colorants
Jigflippa Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/24/15
Posts: 110
I am new to all of this. The colorants I find online are really expensive in my opinion. Is there a cheaper way to accomplish this using a cheaper type of dye or paint? Also wondering where to get the cheapest plastisol. Thanks guys!
Garrett

Top
#12301582 - 06/19/17 05:15 PM Re: Cheapest plastic colorants [Re: Jigflippa]
Mark Perry Online   content


Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 50433
Loc: Highway 1
I would not start experimenting with stuff outside the norm as it might not play well with plastisol and high temps. Bad things can happen. You can load up an enough basic colorants to get going for less than $50 easily. Same with plastisol. Its cheap enough to use the good stuff.
_________________________

Top
#12301599 - 06/19/17 05:29 PM Re: Cheapest plastic colorants [Re: Jigflippa]
swalker9513 Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/04/02
Posts: 7682
You do realize that a couple drops of colorant per oz. of plastic is all that is required for most colors? Seems all the plastisol is about the same price no matter who you order from.
_________________________


www.wildcranks.com or find them at Fun-N-Sun in Hurst.

Top
#12301621 - 06/19/17 05:47 PM Re: Cheapest plastic colorants [Re: Jigflippa]
collincountytx Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 12212
Loc: Dallas, TX
The best value (not the best, or the cheapest) plastisol is the lureworks 5 gallon medium ($65)
While you are at the lureworks website, pick up some black, blue, green pumpkin, pearl/white colorants and some large black glitter

That's all you need and should last you a while (pouring plastics in a Texas summer is not something you'll do regularly)

You can go cheap and just use crayon shavings for colorant, but I wouldn't do it
_________________________

Top
#12302811 - 06/20/17 01:22 PM Re: Cheapest plastic colorants [Re: Jigflippa]
Matt Jackson Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/18/09
Posts: 1010
Loc: Rockwall, Tx
The darker colors take very little color and should last a while. I've found it's the lighter transparent colors that require more volume to achieve the desired color.
_________________________
Check us out @
www.rayhubbardbassclub.com

Top
#12314348 - 06/27/17 09:43 PM Re: Cheapest plastic colorants [Re: Jigflippa]
Crappie Cat Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/24/03
Posts: 884
Loc: Little Elm
These folks are in Ft. Worth and have special on color and glitters

http://www.pouryourownworms.com/Liquid-Plastic-Colors_c2.htm
_________________________



Top
#12319595 - 07/01/17 10:00 AM Re: Cheapest plastic colorants [Re: Jigflippa]
Txmedic033 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4008
Loc: Longview, Tx
I use a lot of glitter that I buy from Walmart and Hobby Lobby. It will curl if you keep reheating it. I add it right before I inject and it holds up great. I mostly have X2 color from DoIt. It lasts a really long time so that offsets the cost. I also buy my plastisol in 5 gallon increments to offset the cost.

Top
#12323805 - 07/04/17 03:42 PM Re: Cheapest plastic colorants [Re: Jigflippa]
Jigflippa Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/24/15
Posts: 110
So I found some plastisol ink on Amazon. Looks like it's made for printers. It looks like a thick liquid that comes in buckets. Reckon that'd work? I'm awfully curious since the ink itself is apparently plastisol based. It'd be wayyyyy cheaper. A 5 gallon bucket was like 50 bucks if I remember correctly

Top
#12324435 - 07/05/17 07:21 AM Re: Cheapest plastic colorants [Re: Jigflippa]
Txmedic033 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4008
Loc: Longview, Tx
You will not ever need 5 gallons of colorant.

Top



© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide