** Always use proper safety equipment when pouring baits **
- A microwave is needed
- Do not use the same microwave that you heat your food with!
- Wear gloves that completely cover hands and wrists, long sleeves, long pants, and closed toe shoes
- Spilling or splashing can cause serious burns
- Use eye protection
- Always pour baits in a well ventilated area. Heated plastisol will create fumes, especially if you accidentally burn it.
- If the plastisol burns, evacuate the area immediately
Preparing the Plastisol
- Plastisol is a milky white liquid that when heated to correct temperatures will turn clear and into a syrup type consistency.
- Mixing before each use is very important. Be sure to mix the bottom of the container thoroughly. Mix slowly and gently not to cause bubbles. Never shake or mix vigorously as it will cause micro bubbles.
- Fill a Pyrex cup with 4-8 ounces of plastisol.
- Heat the plastisol for 2 minutes and then gently stir.
- Heat an additional 30 seconds and repeat this process until the plastisol becomes clear and is in a syrup consistency. Normally the max heating is between 2:00 to 3 minutes, but it will differ depending on the microwave.
- When done heating, use a laser thermometer to make sure the temperature of plastic is 350 degrees before adding anything.
- Once the plastisol is clear we recommend adding glitter, coloring, or approved scents into your plastisol. You can then slowly mix the ingredients together.
- Bubbles: The best way to prevent bubbles is by gentle stirring. Shaking or mixing at high speeds creates air bubbles.
- Heat the plastisol so that it gets into the melt stage, let the plastisol cool for about 5 minutes and then reheat it back into the melt stage. Majority of time this will eliminate most bubbles.
- Once your plastisol is properly prepared, grab your injector.
- Place the nozzle of the injector into the plastisol and pull the handle up.
- Tilt the injector about 90 degrees and lightly push out any excess air.
- Place the injector nozzle into the fill port of mold.
- Push handle of injector down until you feel a resistance
- Once you feel that pushback, remove the nozzle from the fill port.
- Top off plastisol if needed.
- Push excess plastisol back into the Pyrex cup.
- Allow 1 minute for the mold to cool completely and remove baits.
- Baits take approximately 24 hours to cure completely.
- The process can now be repeated to create more baits.
- Plastisol should be stored in a controlled environment and from 50-90 degrees.
- It is very important to keep unused plastisol sealed between uses. If moisture contaminates the plastisol it will cause bubbles.
- Plastisol will separate over time so it is important to thoroughly mix the plastisol before every use. Plastisol that has been set for a long period of time will need additional mixing time before use.