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Making your own plastics

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I'm interested in making my own plastics. I'm not even sure where to begin. I'd like to create my own molds and go from there. Can anybody help me out or direct me to where I can learn how?

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i have been told that you can make your own molds out of plaster (unless you have access to a CNC machine)and then make them you can buy the stuff from janns and go at it. I have never dabbled but will in the next. Plenty of stuff to read about it on the web. Post this same question in teh lure and rod making forum and you will have more responses and info than you can read. ike

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GO to larry Dahlbergs HSOforum, He has some information on there thats where I learned about making the stuff. He works with some company cant remember the name right now.

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Guy I know says he melts down old powerbait and re-pours it into his molds. Says it works just as good as new, but I have never personally tried it.

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That works too! we have done that before also its tough to recreate colors but always fun trying something new.

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Yup, del-mart is a great place to go... but a bit on the pricey side, but you get cnc cut molds. Keep all your old plastics and melt and re-pour them. Works great!

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You can make molds out of plaster of paris, bondo, silicone, or even durhams rock hard. Sometimes you can get molds (used and new) on [YouNeedAuthorization].

You can start by re-melting old plastics in a microwave, but be careful not to get any water in the mix, as it will splatter and it can burn badly.

There are a bunch of sites that are more dedicated to pouring your own plastics. Search google and you'll get a ton of info.

Email me and I can give you a site.

terry (at) buyashed (dot) com

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