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Worm/Soft plastics recycling service!
« on: June 14, 2014, 03:57:52 PM »
Hey everyone so i am starting to pour my own soft plastics. I have been personally saving all of my busted/used soft plastics for 2 seasons now so i have plenty to get going with.

But anyone who may also save they're soft plastics or wants to start i am looking to re-use plastics until i get the hang of things before i start to purchase my own raw materials. Which i may never do it seems easier to just recycle and re-use!

Anyone who has a good collection of soft plastics please PM me i will pay to have it shipped to me, or i will pick them up. I will pay 15$ for every 100 pieces of soft plastic. Does not need to be a complete soft plastic. I will be melting it down for re-purpose. Anything under 100 pieces i will come to you to pick it up! or like i said pay to have it shipped.

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Re: Worm/Soft plastics recycling service!
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2014, 06:35:41 PM »
Hey Sully, I have a bunch of old "dead bodies" here in various colors.

Maybe instead of you paying for them you can take them and give me some new baits in return? Let me know if that works for you.

Or if you'd rather just pay for them, that's fine too :)

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Re: Worm/Soft plastics recycling service!
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2014, 05:39:02 PM »
I've got a lot of old rubber baits I've never used and was looking for something to do with them. Some we're baits I've won at tourney's or given to me, some to try out from vendors, some I just don't use anymore. Let me get a count on what I got and you can make me an offer if your interested.
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Re: Worm/Soft plastics recycling service!
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2014, 08:43:05 AM »
I've been pouring my own baits for a while and some of my best colors are re-pours of random baits. However melting down old baits can get a little stinky if your using a melting pot, you might want to pick up some heat stabilizer. http://lurepartsonline.com/Online-Store/Plastic-and-Additives/Heat-Stabilizer.html I have noticed a couple of drops really helps prevent burning, especially when your trying to melt down any hard rubber baits.

Also if you are just getting into it check out http://bearsbaitsforum.com/index.php they have a TON of great info and I highly recommend reading the "Safety First" Forums. It made me change a few things around for sure!

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Re: Worm/Soft plastics recycling service!
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2014, 01:05:01 PM »
Curt, i can most definitely do that once things get going. I plan on starting off with 6" senkos and a beaver tail then once i get that down i will start on other types of soft plastics.

Mitz thanks for the inside info, i do plan on just using a melting pot. Although i think i will be double boiling the worms instead of direct flame, i will def look into getting the stabilizer if i i find i am burning my plastics.
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Re: Worm/Soft plastics recycling service!
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2014, 02:54:34 PM »
If you like to tinker I would go pic up a presto pot. They control the temp pretty well and there is no open flame! I made mine with some plumbing supplies and a rotisserie from a grill... ;D


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Re: Worm/Soft plastics recycling service!
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2014, 07:59:57 AM »
Awesome setup!
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