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Postby bassbucket » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:49 pm

How much softener should i add to a cup of plastic
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Re: Softener

Postby dahlberg » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:40 am

After making sure you have shaken the original Alumisol so all the solids are mixed up, I would suggest beginning with the addition of about a 10 percent softener. If this is your first try, I suggest you try it with no softener at all to begin with.
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Re: Softener

Postby bassbucket » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:42 pm

Thanks larry you are the best
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Re: Softener

Postby aka anglinarcher » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:49 pm

dahlberg wrote:
> After making sure you have shaken the original Alumisol so all the solids
> are mixed up, I would suggest beginning with the addition of about a 10
> percent softener. If this is your first try, I suggest you try it with no
> softener at all to begin with.
> best,
> L

Let me second and broaden this a little. All plastisol type products, of which Alumisol is a great one, will settle. Some more then others. If you are using them, mix completely, then mix again, then, just to be sure, mix again. I made that mistake myself once. :oops:

I find, depending on the mold and item, that large lures or lures used in very warm water, often benefit from some hardener, not softener. :idea: Like Larry said, you get some great stored energy that way, i.e., movement continues once the original motion of the lure from the line has stopped. I find that lures used in cold water, or small lures, often do benefit from some softener.

But, again, I do 90% of my pours with no softener or hardener.
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