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Going through some of my worms I found that some had tails that were broken off or about to come off. Thought I would try to fix them and it worked great. I have a temp controlled soldering iron that goes down to 200C. At the lowest setting, I held the small tail in a clamp and rubbed the tip between the body and tail until both were melting the pressed them together for about 15 seconds. Done. Good as new. Hope this might help someone. 

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My problem is when most of my plastics rip I don't have the other pieces/appendages to put back on!!

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9 minutes ago, Yeajray231 said:

My problem is when most of my plastics rip I don't have the other pieces/appendages to put back on!!

Could be handy if you want a color combo that isn't made. 

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Too much work you are doing there, Mend-it soft plstic bait repair,

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Heat a butter knife  held I a vice, put the ends on opposite sides of the hot blade and slide down the blade bringing to 2 melted surfaces together, instant weld.

Tom

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33 minutes ago, WRB said:

Heat a butter knife  held I a vice, put the ends on opposite sides of the hot blade and slide down the blade bringing to 2 melted surfaces together, instant weld.

Tom

My wife would probably have me arrested if I used her butter knives...:o

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42 minutes ago, bigone5500 said:

My wife would probably have me arrested if I used her butter knives...:o

Garage sale about 5 cents.

Tom

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MENDIT :)

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15 hours ago, Raul said:

Too much work you are doing there, Mend-it soft plstic bait repair,

X2. 

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Mend-It is basically Super glue gel, can be difficult and messy to weld 2 separate pieces together and easy to repair tears.

Tom

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This is the soldering iron if anyone is interested:

Soldering Iron

3 hours ago, New River Addiction said:

Good idea! You must be like me and like to tinker when your bored.

Pretty much. I like to play around with electronics and such which is why I had the soldering iron. That's really my main hobby. I'm also a very bad amateur wood worker...

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23 hours ago, WRB said:

Mend-It is basically Super glue gel, can be difficult and messy to weld 2 separate pieces together and easy to repair tears.

Tom

Actually ive had good luck with it repairing claws on paca craws. When i get a few that have lost claws i pile them up and take the claw off one and ment it to another. I do it alot in football season during commercials. 

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On 11/1/2016 at 8:01 PM, WRB said:

Heat a butter knife  held I a vice, put the ends on opposite sides of the hot blade and slide down the blade bringing to 2 melted surfaces together, instant weld.

Tom

I will try this the next time im waiting on more mendit :)

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I've done the butterknife when frankensteining worms.  2 Tips... don't let it get sooty.  and if your a kid, dont use your step-moms butterknife.

Just sayin'...

Last time I did it, I just used my heat gun and an old pocket knife.  Worked like a charm.

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Mend-It to me seems to melt the plastic back together through a chemical reaction. Then it dries back up and sticks

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Personally I need more plastics to fall apart to make room for all the baits the bait monkey makes me buy over the winter!

What I have done instead of repairing lures is to use the broken bits for a different presentation. For example when a swim senko tears up I end up with a ned rig bait, and have used bits of finesse worms in the same way.

Making up some crazy color combos or some different styles of baits could be fun though.

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