Hard Soft Plastic

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  1. carpkiller

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    Hi all,

    Looking at another production run of ScorcherZ, and I have an idea I have for a different shaped lure that will have a slow glide to the bottom, but its wings need a little stiffness. So....

    Need a plastisol that won't be as likely to be shredded by toothy critters.

    Barlow's carries MF plastics Extra Hard saltwater formula.

    Seeing several sources for other brands.

    X-Sol-507 is supposed to be hard for saltwater apps. and it's on Amazon.

    and I see other brands from other suppliers.

    What I want is a really durable plastic, and I'm leaning toward the X-Sol (it's like 30% less money). Anyone have experience with that brand, good or bad? $50/gallon.

    Or do you have a source for a durable goo that costs less? I don't wanna dork around with hardener.

    Thanks in advance.
    Rob
     
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    https://www.pouryourownworms.com/main.sc
    M-F Mfg. sells good plastic in different hardnesses. Not sure how it would compare to X-Sol-507.
    I was surprised how cheap Fusion X Fishing molds were on Amazon.

    Hardener sucks! Better to just use harder plastic.
     
  3. carpkiller

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    Found a company called baitplastics, with gallons selling for $32.95 free shipping on ebay. I ordered a gallon of supertough formula, easier than cadging some from a friend.
    For 29.95 they have a sampler with 8 ounces of 6 different formulas from "super soft" to "super tough."

    I woulda gone for the 55-gallon drum for $645...but the shipping's not free.

    CK
     
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    Plastisol is made up of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), dioctyl phthalate, plus a few other ingredients including heat stabilizers. The more PVC you add to the formula the harder the plastic. If what they sell as hardener is a high concentration of powdered PVC in suspension that could be added to regular plastisol to make it harder but also easier to burn and much harder to pour. For dipping tubes you don’t have to pour it. Just saying.
     
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    What do YOU know about plastic?

    But seriously, I just want it tough so the spotties don't shred it. Hoping this stuff get thin enough (viscosity-wise) enough to dip a thin-wall tube.
     
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    Hopefully the extra hard plastisol you ordered will do the trick. Good luck with your project.
     
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    Only took a couple days to get here from MO. Free sample of a fluorescent red color. And a free sticker!
     
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    I've used Bait Plastic - good for the money.
     
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