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Offline baseballer_62801

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glue or melt plastic lures together
« on: 03/17/20 21:34 UTC »
How does everyone melt or glue your lures together?

Online Apdriver

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Re: glue or melt plastic lures together
« Reply #1 on: 03/17/20 21:50 UTC »

Offline baseballer_62801

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Re: glue or melt plastic lures together
« Reply #2 on: 03/17/20 22:26 UTC »
Thx i was using a iron gun with a tip kinda like that one. I also was looking at the other heat knifes but this one look great

Offline Muskygary

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Re: glue or melt plastic lures together
« Reply #3 on: 03/18/20 07:21 UTC »
Apdriver is right on, that is the best hot knife!! I use it also.

Offline Bass in the hood

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Re: glue or melt plastic lures together
« Reply #4 on: 09/02/20 16:42 UTC »
yep, Hot knife
i've tried various glues including ones that are specific to repairing soft plastic baits.

Offline andrewlamberson

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Re: glue or melt plastic lures together
« Reply #5 on: 09/02/20 17:59 UTC »
I use a hot knife also. I pour a dozen of black and a dozen of blue senkos . Cut the tail off all of the and weld the opposite color on all.  I use a  little " bump board"  with a mark to keep them all the same size. Once you get the hang of sliding them together it works great! I put the hot knife in my vise so I can weld them with two hands.  There is a video of this out there somewhere. It's on a post a few years ago.
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Offline Lines

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Re: glue or melt plastic lures together
« Reply #6 on: 09/03/20 06:43 UTC »
Bass in the hood, been awhile. All is well I hope.

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Re: glue or melt plastic lures together
« Reply #8 on: 09/05/20 17:09 UTC »
Very cool OIR, Thanks!

Offline ctom

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Re: glue or melt plastic lures together
« Reply #9 on: 09/05/20 17:34 UTC »
Flash point is 111 degrees. Very, very flamible. Since its much like acetone and vaporizes extremely easily using it would have to be done very carefully.

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Re: glue or melt plastic lures together
« Reply #10 on: 09/06/20 11:47 UTC »
well its not so bad:
The flash point of a volatile material is the lowest temperature at which its vapours ignite if given an ignition source.
Cyclohexanone         44 °C
Acetone                   -20 °C
 mineral spirits         (T1) 21–30 °C
Ethanol (70%)    16.6 °C
Gasoline (petrol)    -43 °C

but still : no open flames or smokning.

edit: .Cyclohexanone  smell like new rubber.....only 500 time stronger its so bad I put 1 drop in a cup in my workshop...took 3 day to get the smell out.
« Last Edit: 09/12/20 11:42 UTC by OIR »