By Jonathan Soudry on Friday 28 June 2019, 17:09 - Permalink
|The preparation and heating of the Plastileurre produces an abundant and irritating smoke. It is strongly recommended to protect yourself with a mask and to operate in a well ventilated room or even outdoors.|
1 - casting of the raw Plastileurre
Pour the Plastileurre into a saucepan placed on a gas fire, an electric stove or even a microwave. Pour a minimum thickness of 1 cm so that the whole thing can be shaken later
2 - heating of the Plastileurre
Heat by constantly shaking the Plastileurre until the liquid becomes transparent.
3 - addition of dye
Add drop by drop to properly dose the mixture while stirring.
4 - addition of iridescent powders
Shake to distribute the powder evenly until iridescent streaks are obtained in the liquid.
5 - addition of flakes
It is advisable to mix several colors of glitter to obtain more effective reflections.
6 - molding
Carefully pour the mixture into the mold, finishing with a slight bulge on top because there is always a retraction of the Plastileurre during cooling.
7 - insertion of a rattle
This optional operation is to be performed while the Plastileurre is still liquid.
8 - demolding
After allowing to cool for a few minutes, prepare the demolding by opening the edges to remove the lure from the mold.
9 - cooling
Immerse the warm lure in cold water to accelerate cooling and stiffening.
10 - deburring
Finishing by deburring of the runners with scissors.
11 - mounting
Mounted on a leaded head. Finish with a point of cyano glue between the head of the lure and the leaded head.
You will find more information by visiting our Bricoleurre workshop.