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Soft Plastic glue

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I need some soft plastic glue to modify a Bass Assassin so I can make a mold of them from Plaster. Closest tackle store is well over an hour away and not worth the trip just for the glue. Mail order is days away from delivery. I need it now. However, there's a couple of hardware stores just minutes away.

QUESTION: Are there any over-the-counter glues or chemicals available at any hardware store that will firmly glue soft plastics together??? I tried heat, and that worked, but the end result was too mess to make a good plaster cast. I tried two different brands of super glue I had on hand and that didn't work in the slightest, not even close. So I'm thinking there is some sort of glue/chemical design for another purposes that will work with soft plastics. Any suggestions?
post #2 of 5
Melt them together again using a candle. After they cool heat up the end of a knife and clean up the joined area. If you are doing a plaster mold then its very easy to clean up your mold while its still damp. You should be able to clean up that area of the joint in the mold to the point that you would never be able to tell. You are going to need to apply something to the mold anyway like epoxy or something similar in the cavity itself to get a nice glossy pour. That will also help smooth any transition area.
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greek - Thanks for the reply. I may have to resort to using heat. Exactly what it is I want to do is to glue (or heat) the hook slot closed on a real Bass Assassins before made the mold. I use Bass Assassins for striper fishing in the Chesapeake Bay and do not need the hook slot.

I just completed a new mold from a master I made during the past week (it's a long process). The finished lures look very good. I just did a field test in the local stream to check out the action. But dang it, the tail doesn't flutter like I had hoped. At some speeds it doesn't flutter at all. Very discouraging to say the least. So... back to the drawing board. BTW, these lures are 5" long.



post #4 of 5
Throwing timber told me this trick. Put some baking soda on the tips of what you are gluing and use zapagap. The baking soda heats up the glue, works pretty well.
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Thanks for the suggestions guys concerning ways to glue the hook slot closed.. Last night the best way ever way came to mind. I heated up a 1" putty knife over the gas kitchen stove and passed the hot putty knife threw the hook slot while gently holding it closed... like I was slicing a hoggie roll open, except in reverse. With one pass of the hot knife threw the slot, both sides of the slot were simultaneously melted just enough to fuzz together perfectly. Worked like a charm. easy and very quick.
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