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Anyone Using Mend It Or Any Other Plastic Glue?

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Looking for impute on soft plastic glue. I mainly us zoo. Baits and Gary Yamamoto, liking for any glue that works well with them thanks

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I use Mend-It on all of my plastics (other than the elaztec plastic), from replacing claws  to gluing Senko type baits split in half. I like it and it does work. Before I bought Mend-It, I used a small battery operated soldering iron, and that worked as well for me for years. Mend it takes a little getting used to, to work with, and you have to wait a bit for the glue to fuse the plastic pieces together. In another words, once you put the glue on, hold the two pieces together that need to be glued, and then I would wait a couple of hours before I would throw the bait, or preferably the next day. Before you use your bait, lightly pull on it to make sure that you don't have any spots on your bait that you didn't glue. If you missed a spot, just apply a little more Mend-It to the spot and your bait will be just as good as it was before.

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I've never used "Mend It" but have used plain old generic super glue. It worked for me . Oh here's a small but important tip. After gluing the bait back together DON'T hold it between you lips while screwing the cap back onto the super glue tube...............This can prove to be both , terribly embarassing and painful afterward.       :eyebrows:                     

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I'll let you guys in on a secret of mine that I got from flying RC planes. Get a bottle of "foam safe CA" and "accelerator" from your local hobby shop. Dab a bit of CA on then give it a squirt of accelerator, press the rips together and it dries in a matter of seconds. Make sure you get FOAM SAFE. The regular kind melts plastisol.

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Mend-it; all the time.

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I use Mend-It for just cosmetic things like if the skin on a swimbait is torn. Other then that its kind of crappy to me for trying to fix any thing major like a huge rip in a bait. I dont really doctor up any thing except for swim baits and I use a torch lighter and a pocket knife and actually melt the plastic back together. I really like cadmans idea of the soldering iron though.

 

I actually was going to post a picture of a swimbait that I sent a new record with. I caught 67 fish off one Basstrix hollow belly. I did have to melt the belly and back of it twice but Mend-It could never compete with that. Just be carefull you dont touch your self with a glowing red hot knife blade and youll be fine.

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I'll let you guys in on a secret of mine that I got from flying RC planes. Get a bottle of "foam safe CA" and "accelerator" from your local hobby shop. Dab a bit of CA on then give it a squirt of accelerator, press the rips together and it dries in a matter of seconds. Make sure you get FOAM SAFE. The regular kind melts plastisol.

Curious if this method is environmentally safe to be throwing back into the water with? 

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Curious if this method is environmentally safe to be throwing back into the water with?

why wouldn't it be? The glue is dried and presents no threat to anything.

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