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07-14-2011 05:52 AM
Re: Wax Crayons to colour my baits...

Necessity is the mother of invention...
07-14-2011 05:41 AM
Re: Wax Crayons to colour my baits...

its not wasting plastic at all its called learning!! and yes you can use crayons quite effectively and they wont bleed out either
07-13-2011 11:19 PM
Re: Wax Crayons to colour my baits...

YUP! You are absolutely correct Beer980... A lot of the guys are now having to use very precisely callibrated electronic scales to measure out their crayon colours because of the lack of consistency due to crayons being very rich/strong in colour. A few shavings too much and the whole batch will most likely be a completely different colour to the previous one.

Also most if not all recipes use colourant so it's almost impossible to replicate those exact colours using crayons, unless of course you have the time to exepriment which inevitably results in having to waste plastic... So where you might have saved on colourant you end up spending on plastic. Sort of a 'catch-22' scenario...

Fair enough if you are just casting baits for your personal enjoyment and not trying to copy or duplicate an existing colour then I suppose it's all right. Then again lets say you discover a colour that's increased your strike rate, how would you achieve that exact mix again?
07-13-2011 10:52 PM
Re: Wax Crayons to colour my baits...

The thing about a crayon is precise measurement. With regular colorant I know to add 5 drops of this and one drop of that. I am after consistency so I need the same color without variation every time I make a color to pour. If you really want to try it then check in at TackleUnderground. Do a search there in the soft plastic section as I am sure it has been covered at one time or another. You can get a lot of info from there if you just read back through the posts.
07-13-2011 10:21 AM
Re: Wax Crayons to colour my baits...

You make a very valid point Beer980... Thanks.

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post a link but I have one to a whole page of discussions on the topic and there are folks that are getting very good results, using everything from crayons to oil paints...
07-13-2011 10:18 AM
Re: Wax Crayons to colour my baits...

I would not do it. A bottle of color is $4 and it will last you awhile. I am sure someone has tried it. I look at it this way. They sell liquid colorant for a reason on the sites that sell plastic making supplies.
07-13-2011 06:40 AM
Wax Crayons to colour my baits...

I did a serach here on The Bass Holes site concerning the subject but it was to no avail...

Can anyone give me advice as to using Wax Crayons to colour my baits my soft baits.

For instance, how much would you use and what are the negatives of using this method or if it's just worthwhile to order the correct stuff...

Does anybody use this method of colouring their baits? And if so is there not the chance that it's going to make the baits smell 'funny'?

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