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Offline pa.jay

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Dipping swim baits
« on: 04/19/21 06:31 UTC »
Those that dip them whats your process ? I been dipping my hard baits I make in kbs but that's easy cause of the eyelets on the lures .how are you dipping and hanging the swim baits ?

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Re: Dipping swim baits
« Reply #1 on: 04/19/21 07:20 UTC »
You want to use the thinnest, clearest and softest plastisol available.  I have a tall borosilicate beaker I use to dip my swimbaits in.  If using a standard "medium" durometer plastic, I add a tablespoon of softener to it to thin it out and get it nice and hot and dip the bait to the end of the hook slot.  You don't want to dip too much of the tail or it will impact the swimming action of the bait.

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Re: Dipping swim baits
« Reply #2 on: 04/19/21 14:57 UTC »
Most use 50 / 50 Softener to plastic. Limit the amount of reheats.
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Offline pa.jay

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Re: Dipping swim baits
« Reply #3 on: 04/19/21 20:24 UTC »
So in reality i just need to dip the front to keep eyes in place . Thanks all !!!

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Re: Dipping swim baits
« Reply #4 on: 04/20/21 04:23 UTC »
So in reality i just need to dip the front to keep eyes in place . Thanks all !!!

 Correct.

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Re: Dipping swim baits
« Reply #5 on: 04/20/21 09:56 UTC »
So in reality i just need to dip the front to keep eyes in place . Thanks all !!!

Pretty much.  Some will dip to help make sure their bait doesn't de-laminate if they're pouring multiple colors without a heat gun/griddle to keep the layers hot so they get a good bond.

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Re: Dipping swim baits
« Reply #6 on: 04/20/21 19:55 UTC »
Maybe cart before horse I already oiled my baits will the clear coat still stick or do I need to wash off oil ? Think I know the answer already BUT I read where guys add oil to plastisol to float bait .

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Re: Dipping swim baits
« Reply #7 on: 04/21/21 08:55 UTC »
You should definitely clear dip before adding any oil to your baits for packaging.

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Re: Dipping swim baits
« Reply #8 on: 04/22/21 04:22 UTC »
Maybe cart before horse I already oiled my baits will the clear coat still stick or do I need to wash off oil ? Think I know the answer already BUT I read where guys add oil to plastisol to float bait .

  add oil to float bait ????

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Re: Dipping swim baits
« Reply #9 on: 04/22/21 07:14 UTC »
BUT I read where guys add oil to plastisol to float bait .

You can coat finished baits with worm oil to help them prevent sticking to each other of taking an un-wanted twist in a storage box/bag, but adding any oil to the actual plastisol is not going to help float a finished bait and can mess up the finished plastic. Baits oiled in a bag can be washed off with alcohol if one wants to back up and clear coat eyes. Oil mixed into the plastic itself will do nothing but screw up the plastic itself.

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Re: Dipping swim baits
« Reply #10 on: 04/24/21 20:24 UTC »
got ya ! Thanks Maybe I misread post then .