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Flex 80

Postby Caja » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:33 pm

While casting blades and plopper tails with flex 80, part A and part B (7gram to 20grams total) mixing 30 seconds add dye final mixing 60-90 seconds, the lure part does not seem to cure and wants to tare apart. Can I use the Alumidust heat set trick on Flex 80? I am making some magnum wire through construction bladed jigs and only need just basic colors at this point. Just trying to solve the issues of missing strikes with bladed jigs cause metal blade interferes with hook sets. Clear coat of acrylic should stiffen the flex 80 also?
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Re: Flex 80

Postby aka anglinarcher » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:17 pm

Caja, did you really mix part A and part B well before you mixed them together? I have noticed that Flex settles like plastisol and will not harden correctly if you don't.
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Re: Flex 80

Postby Remixfly » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:47 pm

I haven’t worked with the flex 80 yet but have been playing with the flex series. What is your mold material? The urethane rubbers will cure out in platinum silicone but will not fully cure in with tin silicones ( I have gotten it to workbut it was an extremely shallow open pour cast and I applied a bit of heat for the cure but not fully cured). I am a total rookie in this game so take this with a grain of salt.
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Re: Flex 80

Postby Caja » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:40 am

I will try mixing part A and part B containers prior to final mixing, thanks for the tip. If the flex 80 becomes just a little stiffer blades are going to work good.
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Re: Flex 80

Postby dahlberg » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:48 am

If you heat your mold, mix your material well, and allow sufficient time to set the flex materials are pretty friendly and surprisingly durable.
Can also mix in a few microballoons to improve consistency.
It takes color pretty well from a pre-dusted mold, but i've not found any way to "clear coat" it per se.
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Re: Flex 80

Postby Caja » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:58 pm

Mr Largemouth liked the flex 80 and super plastic blades, smalls and spot fell for vermilion craw crankbaits. Fun bass slam on lures made with Alumilte products. https://drive.google.com/folderview?id= ... wvIw5BqpMU
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Re: Flex 80

Postby dahlberg » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:08 am

Great day! Thanks for sharing! I like the saddle lip on your chatterbait.
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Re: Flex 80

Postby Caja » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:07 am

You probably like the serendipity of wire thru construction with wire keeper with option to change out blades. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1DSnYj ... wB-xvg40WD
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Re: Flex 80

Postby dahlberg » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:12 pm

yes I do like that, but i was referring to the orange rubber blade on the lure that's laying on the fish in one of the photos you sent!
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Re: Flex 80

Postby Caja » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:19 pm

Thanks, orange and red has been productive. Here's a couple pics. https://drive.google.com/folderview?id= ... wQFoDNuAVx
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