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#1 Crock

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 03:08 PM

Hey guys, I'm going to try to make some plastic baits but I'm having a hard time finding plastic to use. Does anyone know where I can get some Plastisol? I have some old baits that I'm going to melt down, but I'd like to find some plastisol or another material so I can color them to whatever I desire... rather than some creamy brown crap color (which might just work, lol).

Any help you can offer is appreciated!

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 04:18 PM

i was actually going to get into making my own plastics myself here are some sites you can get some at. These sites also have awsome colors, moulds, glitters, etc
-Lurecraft
-Bears Baits
-Janns Netcraft
Hope this helps. Happy Fishing :)
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Posted 06 June 2011 - 05:56 PM

Hey guys, I'm going to try to make some plastic baits but I'm having a hard time finding plastic to use. Does anyone know where I can get some Plastisol? I have some old baits that I'm going to melt down, but I'd like to find some plastisol or another material so I can color them to whatever I desire... rather than some creamy brown crap color (which might just work, lol).

Any help you can offer is appreciated!

Crock


Hi Crock,

Plastisol is the ink used in Silk Screening. There are a number of products including the original (which needs to be cured in an oven), MP or Multi-Purpose (some of which air dry) and water based (which will air cure). I think you could use a MP or original. Here is a link to Wikipedia explainig Plastisol.

You can order Plastisol online for lure making and silk screening suppliers locally carry the Plastisols in many wonderful colours. Here's a Yellow page link to help:Screen Printing Suppliers.

I believe you could use Screen Printing Plastisol Inks to make soft plastic lures. Again, it must be cured in an oven and I would suggest a Convection Oven (if available).

Talk to the suppliers and see what they think. But, don't be discouraged if they don't think it will work. They just haven't tried it. Don't spend a fortune, but I would certainly buy a small quantity to experiment.

Hope this is helpful and let us know how it goes if you give it a shot.

Terran
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:41 PM

Hey guys, I'm going to try to make some plastic baits but I'm having a hard time finding plastic to use. Does anyone know where I can get some Plastisol? I have some old baits that I'm going to melt down, but I'd like to find some plastisol or another material so I can color them to whatever I desire... rather than some creamy brown crap color (which might just work, lol).

Any help you can offer is appreciated!

Crock


Did you ever end up making some plastics? If so I would be interested to hear how they turned out.

Cheers
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