you just do the initial coats with bondo then make the mother mold with plaster, plaster of paris and #1 molding plaster are the same. I use WD40 when making bondo molds. I would get 200-300 pours out of the typical lead jig mold weighing about 2-3 ounces. The more bondo that you use in your mold, the longer it will last, because the heat has more area to dissipate into. See more ideas about lure making, plastic molds, fishing lures. i just used a product called mold putty, it makes a great mold for pouring lead jigs, can be reused hundreds of times (i was told). Uncle R. View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Boolit Master Join Date May 2006 Location God's country - WI. Once I had all the bondo in the cup I tapped the cup on the counter a few times to make the bondo settle around the jig. The sinkers are not difficult to make and will do a great job hold against a strong current. View Profile ... Just be sure to a candle and put some carbon on the mold and go for it. MagikSmallie. Has much more strength and would be easier to mold than plain unreinforced bondo. Including a simple Palmer Hot Pot. I use a lot of Bondo making templates, as I specialize in curved work. Cleaned the edges of both pieces of the mold and drilled a hole down to where the lead needed to pour. Once the lead sets, remove it from the bondo mold and after it cools, you can cut the leg wires at points indicated. Remove sinker and trim excess can material. If it's really bad and wood,"P C WOODY"has a bunch of good products to stop the rot before you repair it. Let the mold set over night and pulled it apart this morning. You should be able to get several dozen sinkers out of the mold, before it starts falling apart. Mike If you need to fabricate a custom item, consider making your own lead mold for the job. a little tricky to hold the jig in place so that it doesn't sink until the bondo set up. No release needed for them, but an old release that workes is to smoke the mold with a candle. What are the differences between these brands and should you choose one brand over the other? It was a lead mold. dont do it dont try it get a f/b kit and mold that in can i haz bondo. Coat a sinker of desired size with vaseline, insert into the Bondo and let it cure. Sand-Casting a Lead Keel By Mike Stobbe December, 2016 Casting a lead keel for your model yacht isn’t too difficult, but does require a certain amount of specialized equipment and certain precautions to guard against personal injury and property damage. Tin can be obtained from both scrap yards or new metal suppliers. How to make a mold using bondo? Andrew 02-08-2012 #4. offdtop. Another good option would be RTV Silicone which is what several companies use ie lurecraft for their plastic molds. Eric is full of useful tips and tricks, here’s a recent video he did on … Lead works well for many do-it-yourself projects, primarily because of its low melting temperature, easy availability and low price. Store-bought molds for sinkers are available, but making your own sinker mold is a simple project that can be done in a few hours. For my Jart, I poured molten lead into short lengths of copper pipe and then cut the pockets in the EPP to match. A much easier alternative from standard bondo, which has no support structure to it is the "fiberglass reinforced" bondo that has shredded fiberglass already in it. Make your own fishing tackle with Hilts Molds. It takes half a tub of bondo to make the first half. All parts stores carry this and is only a tad more expensive than the regular. (The extrusion-art syringe, mentioned below, can help fill small cavities.) may be prohibited from use in or shipping to the following states: MASinker molds on MainKeys. If you want a plastic mold the guy above is on the right track. Invert the mold, and fill it with mixed Bondo. Re: bondo on abs plastic. Kurt Westfall. When we have engineering changes done to existing tools, the tool shop will often 'make a bondo' of the change, which means they spray the shit out of the steel with mold release and then press bondo into the changed area in order to see what the new geometry looks like. I use Bondo and like the poster says, it will last a long time. but without a lot of mold release it can be a pain to get it out. B Policky. Bondo is great for making a mold that you won't use a ton. 11-15-2014, 11:15 AM #4. For example, weld-through-primer must be applied to the welded surface being welded; corrosion protection must be applied to the back side of the welded area, etc. I also use wax to "flux" my lead to remove impurities. I get the same thing with the aluminum US1M molds I have if I don't let the lead heat with the flame on full for about another 5 minutes after the last bit of solid has melted. I typically use a Lexan plate scribed into close fitment, then fill in the gaps with Bondo, sanding smooth with edge sander/belt sander, and making the part blank with a pattern bit or a spiral cutter/rub collar. In this article we are going to discuss why fiberglass is required for auto body repair. We carry a full line of Do-It Molds, Melting pots, hooks and mold inserts for every application. well it is a fiberglass body kit but the thing is the rear part of the kit has to be molded onto the stock peice it can be done cause i ahve seen it on the car so it has to be done somehow. Jump-start your career with our Premium A-to-Z Microsoft Excel Training Bundle from the new Gadget Hacks Shop and get lifetime access to more than 40 hours of Basic to Advanced instruction on functions, formula, tools, and more.. Buy Now (97% off) > The only molds that would make that would be a cutome mold. Question On Bondo For Lead Jigs Thus collectors, craftsmen and fishermen are just some of the people that utilize the casting of lead to fabricate items. Would make maybe a three hole mold, but worried about the lead warping. People often think of Bondo only in its original use of filling dents in cars, or possibly filling gaps for a smooth surface on 3d prints, but the material is quite useful as a raw building block. Remember , the lead fumes are brain toxic and should be done outdoors , and in a well ventilated area. Want to master Microsoft Excel and take your work-from-home job prospects to the next level? Bondo is heavy and it doesn't do the job. Or, turn over a beverage can, fill the bottom indent, put a wire eye in the lead before it hardens, these make a great flat sinker for plunking. 2,178 1. Making your own sinkers is a satisfying way to get your hands into the process of catching fish, from start to end. Hex Lead Mold fishing weight sinkers 70-80-90-100g mould carp molds. To make a mold, you need a square container, easily made out of some scrap wood. You’ll probably have some small voids to fill with Bondo … Assuring A Proper Repair When Welding Vehicle Sheet Metal Any weld that is performed on a vehicle requires certain steps to assure a proper repair. taxos Finches, Buntings. A torch might just melt your pot as well as the lead, if you are not careful (don't ask how I learned that ). Let the mold sit for 24 hours before using. If fiber glass then sand the area with 80 grit,get rid of fractures and lifted or separated glass even if it makes holes. Insert & Mold Accessories; Lead Ladles; Sport Hardware; Helpful Hints. We stock a wide range of Carp Lead Moulds to cover all aspects of Carp Fishing including Square Pears, Distance Leads, Dumpy Pears, Flat Pears, Inline moulds in … All the Equipment Necessary to Pour Sinkers; How to Finish and Dress Lures and Jigs; How to Pour Sinkers 1-2-3-4; Lead Info and Pouring Techniques; Download PDF retail price sheet Making your own sinker molds … it is pricey, 1 pound will cost $30 plus shipping, the 1 pound of putty will be enough to make one cod jig in the 20 ounce range, google larry dalbergs website, i love this stuff and plan on buying more real soon. The only two reliable methods other than metal, machined mold forms are the 'bondo' and 'plaster of paris' forms, especially if you want them to last for any appreciable amount of time . Posts 926. Dont mix the bondo and plaster. Lay plastic on one side for a mold,Some times I use Glad Cling Wrap. Hilts Molds.com has sinker, jig, lure, spinner bait, and many other types of molds for all types of fishing. Mold away your safe 02-08-2012 #5. Amazing Mold Putty and EasyMold are two very commonly available brands of RTV silicone rubber molding putty. Yes lead will srink some. Make your own weedless bass jigs, ball head jigs, spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, … This article will show you how to cast a keel using the sand mold … From the ropy look of the surface at what was the bottom of the mold, it looks like the lead was not hot enough. Pour hot lead into plaster mold, and stick in the wire eye into the lead before the lead solidifies. Lead melting pots and lead melting equipment Pour your own lead molds and save big over retail. I had heard about the Bondo mold making process and had experience using an a Bondo mold for casting coins. 04-18-2005, 11:48 PM #8. Just mix Bondo in a beer can with the top removed. You might find … Silicone Rubber Mold Putty is a platinum-cure two-part mold making material that comes in the form of two component putties that you mix together by hand to form a molding putty. Like Jeff and Sam, I make my mold out of heavy duty aluminum foil. aluminum fishing molds aluminum injector production molds diy plastic baits Answer + 5. Might be worth a try with the JB weld. Thursday, June 01, 2006 9:30 PM. Please click for Lead sinker applications information. Most others will just burn up over time. total cost was 11 dollars to make a nice mold that will handle lead. Shawn Collins Customs makes quality fishing molds, fishing lures, and any kind of custom CNC machine work you might need. From contributor J: Contributor L, you and I think alike. I have two furnaces, one for lead and one for tin, and the tin will work great in anything you are using to melt lead. Welcome to the internet home of Hilts Molds, featuring quality fishing tackle making molds, tools and accessories. Tin is about two-thirds the weight of lead (lure weight in lead x 0.6465 = weight in tin) and melt at a lower temperature. Answered. Thanks! Pour in hot lead, insert a brass eye with a pliers, hold it steady for a few seconds then release. Let cure, peel away the mold, and finish as described for the custom tool grip to duplicate the original. Made a mold from bondo today. Oct 22, 2013 - Explore Bob Lohrer's board "DIY Plastics Molds" on Pinterest. My mold wasn't made out of Bondo but it was made out of Durhams water putty. Recently I was at a friend's house (Philippa Montague) going through a "how-to" session on pewter casting.We were planning to attempt making molds in both soap stone and Bondo. I gte 50 lb bags at LOWES or Home Cepot Feb 13, 2008 #6 . Is to smoke the mold with a candle a brass eye with a candle fishermen Just! 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