sinker question

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  1. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    I am prety skilled and all at making sinkers but my uncle bought a splitshot mole and he is havin a hard time getting them out-The do-it reccomends smoking the mold with a candle -does anyone have any other suggestions?I would like to help the stubborn ole dude out-even if he wont listen:wink:
     
  2. Ulikedew

    Ulikedew New Member

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    Thats the only way I do mine now.At first I was using good ole WD-40 but then I saw about the candle.
     

  3. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    I aint ever had that problem ,I have also heard that graphite powder works as good as candle soot.which is what my brother in law an I use.candls are easy to find.:big_smile:
     
  4. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    I havent ever made them im thinking about getting a kit, and making my own
     
  5. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    Thanks fellas-I aint ever had a problem but then I aint borrowed his mold yet either.....:eek:oooh::wink::roll_eyes:
     
  6. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    Take it to a welding shop, or to a friends that has an oxy/acet outfit. Just light the acetelyene and it will carbon the mold lickety split. I couldn't see a shop charging more than $2.00 to smoke the mold, and probably do it for free. Candles work but to me are very, very slow. LOL
     
  7. SSgt Fishslayer

    SSgt Fishslayer New Member

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    there is an old thing called a soot pot that we used to use on the rifle rnage. you light it and it put out a black soot, and we would put our rifle sights into it and let the soot darken the sights. it might work well for you. check with your local gun smith and see if they know where to get one.
     
  8. Junior42

    Junior42 New Member

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    The easyest I have ever known was wd-40.
     
  9. badkarma

    badkarma New Member

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    Kenny just smoke the mold with a candle it works,I was doing it 25 years ago with bullet molds.
     
  10. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Want to do it faster? Get one of those 'Tiki Torches' that you can buy for a few bucks and use some old used oil mixed with a little gasoline for fuel.

    Want to do it easier? Just go down and buy a spray can of (silicon?) mold release.
     
  11. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Kenny I have often used Pam Kitchen Spray on molds and love the results.
     
  12. RamRod

    RamRod New Member

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    I've smoked most of my molds simply using a candle. The quick way of getting it to soot is to buy any tapered or emergency candle and use just the tip of the flame so it goes in the cavities of the mold real good, then make a couple pours of lead and the soot will stay in there practically forever. Hope this helps.:wink:

    The main reason I don't use sprays inside the mold is because it burns off quickly and smokes up pretty quick.
     
  13. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    RamRod...us Ohio Brothers know nothing about sinkers! lol:eek:oooh: rollo
     
  14. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    And there goes the neighbor hood-Rollo is lost on the river-Ohio that is:wink: