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I think I wanna try to pour some of my own plastics
« on: July 18, 2017, 10:11:10 PM »
I make 90% of my own spinners cause I hate the ones they sell and what they charge for them. Recently I bought a skirt tool and have been making my own silicone skirts too now.
And of course next I've been noticing how much plastic bait I throw out after a few fish because it gets ripped etc. Trailers, Senkos, topwater frogs, crawlers, etc. I hate throwing them out but they really are no good after a few rips cause you cant hook em anymore. They pile up in the back of my truck cause I cant throw em out :doh2: My favorite frog is literally $1 each. A pack of 5 is $5 bucks! Two fish and the things is so ripped up it looks like a crime scene.
I just found out that you can remelt a lot of those and re-pour them. :thumb2:

I'd like to pour some topwater water frogs but that means open molds and a flat frog. Not my style. So I looked at some two piece molds/dies...and I'm excited. I wonder if I could find someone to make a two piece aluminum mold of my favorite frog  :wo: of course it'd have to be kept a secret or there would be probably copyright or patent infringements. :innocentwhistle:
I did see some two piece molds that come close to what I want. Has anyone here done this before? I'm seriously pursuing it. It HAS GOT to be cheaper in the long run.
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Re: I think I wanna try to pour some of my own plastics
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2017, 05:38:13 AM »
Oooo thats some good info. :eyebrow:
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Re: I think I wanna try to pour some of my own plastics
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2017, 06:51:15 PM »
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Re: I think I wanna try to pour some of my own plastics
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2017, 09:47:53 PM »
Champion Bait Company
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I think you meant to say Master Baiter!

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Re: I think I wanna try to pour some of my own plastics
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2017, 02:25:23 AM »
 :alscalls: :innocentwhistle:

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Re: I think I wanna try to pour some of my own plastics
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2017, 07:06:16 PM »
Guess what. The mail man cometh.
Im so stoked!!!



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Re: I think I wanna try to pour some of my own plastics
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2017, 10:24:15 PM »
 That looks pretty damn professional, can't wait to see what you pour out of it!

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Re: I think I wanna try to pour some of my own plastics
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2017, 10:33:17 PM »
Looks like Jim's Frogs will be hitting the water pretty soon.  When you get them perfected let us know how much you are selling them for.

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Re: I think I wanna try to pour some of my own plastics
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2017, 11:33:56 PM »
Looks like Jim's Frogs will be hitting the water pretty soon.  When you get them perfected let us know how much you are selling them for.

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Re: I think I wanna try to pour some of my own plastics
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2017, 12:22:42 AM »
You need to engrave something on the inside of that mold to customize your frogs.  :yoyo:

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Re: I think I wanna try to pour some of my own plastics
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2017, 06:28:16 AM »
Jerry knows where this is headed lmao 🤣 itll end up costing me 8 bucks to make the 1 dollar frog I was whining about. lol

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Re: I think I wanna try to pour some of my own plastics
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2017, 11:19:01 AM »
It's official Jim's mas. tR baiting

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Re: I think I wanna try to pour some of my own plastics
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2017, 03:33:41 PM »
 In the off-season from fishing you can use that mold to make chocolate frogs for the holidays  :innocentwhistle: :innocentwhistle: :biggrin:

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Re: I think I wanna try to pour some of my own plastics
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2017, 08:30:51 PM »
I'm sure that mold isn't just sitting in the corner.  Let's see how well they're turning out!   :corn:

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Re: I think I wanna try to pour some of my own plastics
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2017, 08:55:43 PM »
LMAO! :laf: I dont have my injector yet Dave. Apparently being shipped from Ukraine  :iroll: It's gonna be a long wait. I might try nastys idea and make some chocolate frogs while I wait :laf:
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Re: I think I wanna try to pour some of my own plastics
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2017, 09:16:08 PM »
I bet the grandbaby would like to bust up some chocolate frogs!

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Re: I think I wanna try to pour some of my own plastics
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2017, 08:30:01 PM »
Well, while I patiently wait for my injector I've been trying to decide if I want to use a microwave or a hot plate to melt the plastic. I've heard mixed reviews on both. I decided to go with the hot plate and pick a cheapie $20 Oster at Shopko tonight.
Did my first test run of melting old, used torn plastics. It's a lot faster than then folks said it would be with the hot plate and I felt like I controlled the temperature fairly easy.
So far I'm pretty impressed.


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Re: I think I wanna try to pour some of my own plastics
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2017, 04:55:50 AM »
Looks like you got the right color for a sand frog.
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Re: I think I wanna try to pour some of my own plastics
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2017, 08:39:23 AM »
Cool!