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who can mould Kona heads
« on: May 17, 2018, 05:26:21 pm »
I have some small Kona heads that work very well, and I want to replicate them is there anyone out there who can do this for me?

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Re: who can mould Kona heads
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 06:49:45 pm »
Hi
These are the ones i made for my salf

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Re: who can mould Kona heads
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2018, 06:58:09 am »
Hi Supercab,

Did you make a silicon mould for your heads?

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Re: who can mould Kona heads
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018, 08:49:45 am »
Hi
These are the ones i made for my salf




very nice, could you make some heads for me?
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Re: who can mould Kona heads
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2018, 05:52:44 pm »
Hi
Yes i made a  silicone mold for the heads. Im just waiting for the epoxy to arrive in SA then we can chat, the epoxy should be here end of may
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Re: who can mould Kona heads
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2018, 08:56:48 pm »
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Yes i made a  silicone mold for the heads. Im just waiting for the epoxy to arrive in SA then we can chat, the epoxy should be here end of march


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just noted it is May already  :creep:
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Re: who can mould Kona heads
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2018, 11:29:10 pm »
Hi dodger can you pos a pic of the heads you want made
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Re: who can mould Kona heads
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2018, 03:46:27 pm »
Hi the 2 on the left are off centre cupheads, the black & white stripe in the centre is an on centre cup head, the blue & white is a flat face and the red & white is a cup face
They have all caught plenty of fish
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Re: who can mould Kona heads
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2018, 06:50:11 pm »
As a matter of curiosity, what kind of resin can one use for making these?
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Re: who can mould Kona heads
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2018, 06:22:53 pm »
As a matter of curiosity, what kind of resin can one use for making these?


I think that a ''Polyurethane'' resin is what is used, which one I am not sure of
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Re: who can mould Kona heads
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2018, 06:40:49 pm »
Sounds right! Was thinking of molding two halves of some crankbaits I like but that doesn’t come in colours that I know are hot! Alternatively, buy the cranks, sand them down, repaint and then reseal with some poly!
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Re: who can mould Kona heads
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2018, 07:03:56 pm »
Hi guys
I use epoxacast- 690 from amt
@LGF do you need the crank baits to flot or sink because if thay must flot then you can use fether lite also from amt

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Re: who can mould Kona heads
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2018, 11:48:08 am »
Hi guys
I use epoxacast- 690 from amt
@LGF do you need the crank baits to flot or sink because if thay must flot then you can use fether lite also from amt

thanx very much.

although it's not feather-lite (know of that since the Sealine days) I've used micro-balloons in the past for some castings and it worked great, the problem is really the bills of the cranks, these cannot be brittle but needs to be as hard as possible and obviously see-through (clear).

Been to AMT before and need to go some time again as I need silicone to use for a troll motor transducer bracket. still need to find out what that was made from and perhaps get all the above at the same time. will see what they advise on bills for cranks etc.
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Re: who can mould Kona heads
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2018, 11:49:44 am »
Hi guys
Have a look at this will help alot        http://www.google.co.za/url?q=http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php%3Fid%3D88943%26forum_id%3D78&sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwjklpSu5ZTbAhWHKMAKHaaXAHIQFggkMAo&usg=AOvVaw0FICNuT3TJtYRZGXAc9xhg
 
Hope this will help


And there you have it, the old sealine days I was referring to, completely forgot about that.
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Re: who can mould Kona heads
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2018, 12:08:09 pm »
Henk, the bills/lips are made from clear polycarbonate available from Maizey plastics

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Re: who can mould Kona heads
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2018, 11:11:41 am »
Thanx Stickleback

Remembered as I read your post and even the ones I imported. the trouble with this sheet polycarbonate is that either I have to cut it (and its needs to be seriously accurate) or the ones I have imported that are waaaaay to thin and doesn't really allow for some sort of "one-piece" construction whereby a support at the bottom of the lip could be formed as would be with a liquid cast.

Perhaps I should research liquid polycarbonate and see what I can come up with, perhaps one could even use that for the entire lure, will just have to cnc the molds so that one can cast a shell-like halve for each side, that way one could either fill the void with expanding foam of even leave it as is, to ensure it rises if needs be or weight it so it suspends if that's what one is looking for......
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Re: who can mould Kona heads
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2018, 02:16:32 pm »

I've made a few...