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Fixing Bent Soft Plastics


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#1 iceintheveins

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Posted May 02 2013 - 10:59 PM

Wasn't there a video, might have been by fluke master, on how to fix bent soft plastics by bending them back after a quick dip in boiling water? If you guys don't have the vid could you walk me through this really quick?


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Posted May 02 2013 - 11:20 PM

Hey ice, hope you've been well, and finding some of those smallies.

 

Don't know Gene's video. But, it's really easy to do.

 

If there's a trick it's not boiling for long -try 20sec (depends on plastic thickness) and then lay bait out in proper posture on a paper towel to cool. Issue is boiling too long softens plastic and you can lose durability.

 

I often boil plastics, to straighten, or to soften for better action. Often I want to boil only the tail on worms, esp swimming tails, so I use bamboo tongs and boil only the tail, keeping the head of the bait out of the water. This way the head stays firm, yet the tail really squirms. You can do the same thing for straightening baits w/o risking head durability.



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Posted May 03 2013 - 09:30 AM

Yeah fluke master has a vid on YouTube doing this with flukes

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Posted May 03 2013 - 09:49 AM

There's not much to it.  Put a coffee cup of water in the nuke for about a minute, and just dip the bait in the hot water.  When you remove it, make sure you let it "set" correctly by holding in position as it cools.  Works great for crooked tails on swimbaits. 


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Posted May 03 2013 - 03:31 PM

Thanks guys.


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Posted May 04 2013 - 12:55 AM

Wasn't there a video, might have been by fluke master, on how to fix bent soft plastics by bending them back after a quick dip in boiling water? If you guys don't have the vid could you walk me through this really quick?

 

 



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Posted May 05 2013 - 08:08 AM

Ya I just use the microslave and a cup. It is quicker then boiling a pot of water.


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