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On the Ausfish forum a bloke is infusing ordinary cheapy SPs by soaking them in a mix of crushed garlic in any veg oil [olive etc].
Also revitalising tired scented SPs with same brew..claimed it as a success
put your model into a container and stick it down, i used a cold vulcanised rubber tape for this .It's messy , i will use duct tape nex time. The enclosure is made from the corrugated plastic sheet. Taped to hold together.
Mix and amount of Body filler(shown with no catalyst) , make sure the filler is warm enough to be a bit runny.Pour it into the mould.
After about 20 minutes the filler should be cured. Take the outside of the mold off and and get the model out . This was a bit hard as i didn't lube it up enough.
Clean up the mold fix any air bubles with a small amount of filler. When dry pour the plastic.
Now i don't have all the gear as yet , so here is how i melt the plastic.
Chop up an old lure, small pieces, heat the pot slowly untill you see the plastic just start to melt. I use the corner of the pot to stop the plastic from being too thin and burning.
Heat slowly over a small flame, i use a camp stove. Stir the plastic ,what ever you do don't get it too hot or it will burn, keep stiring,heating until the lumps just disapear, then pour very slowly. Be bloody carefull, it's hot and it will stick to ya if you muck it up. Make sure the mold has no water on it .
when it cures after a few minutes peel the lure out. iI need to trim them due to having an unsuitable pouring imlpement.
Finnished product , needs work on the mold as they come out a bit dull.
They have spray on oil on them. Oh yeah spray the mold with the oil too , helps give a sheen and ease of removal of plastic.
poured from old lures, remelted. This shot gives you a bit better idea of the size.
The way i did it is pretty much the easiest way ,just about everyone knows how to use body filler.
One thing is that it doesn't give a perfectly smooth finnish in the mold so the lures come out a bit dull . There are ways to stop it but i was pretty happy the mold worked , i wanted to get them going as soon as possible to look at them.