anybody doing their own injection mold plastics?

Discussions about pouring your own plastics, modifying or painting lures, and even carving your own swimbaits.
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anybody doing their own injection mold plastics?

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I've been watching a ton of YouTube videos about injection-molding plastic lures. '''
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I know, I know...with all the cheap plastics available from Temu, on amazon and from bulk suppliers like Lockett, what's the point?

Well, the point is that for every big ol' pile of lures that I get on the cheap, at least half of them end up not being what I wanted. The color's not quite right...or they're just an RCH too big or too small to rig on the leadheads I like. And sometimes they just don't match the description (talking to YOU, Temu).

If you've done some injector-molding of your own plastics, what's your top tip for me? Any brands of molds that suck? Are the various 3d printed and liquid stone molds okay....or should I just bite the bullet and pay for the aluminum molds?

And, looking at carrot-shaped and ripper styles finesse swimbaits...like, 3 inches and under....any recommendations?

Always with the questions, this guy....Thanks in advance.
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Re: anybody doing their own injection mold plastics?

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Goofing around with some very pricey molds and injectors. Practicing making laminates, using (mostly) remelted plastic left overs. Gonna quit 'til the new non-bleed colorants show up. No point in making a really sweet lure if the colors are just gonna blend together.
The first shot has a 2" sexy shad and a 3" Bass Assassin (chartreuse tail) mixed in for scale.
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Re: anybody doing their own injection mold plastics?

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So if you don't break the lures off of the runner and just use the whole thing as a lure, the fish will be seeing a creature bait the likes of which they have never seen before. Looks like a nightmare version of a centipede i.e. maybe lunch to a big fish.
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