Plastic baits losing color??? Advice needed.

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Plastic baits losing color??? Advice needed.

Post by BlaineFred » Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:56 pm

I noticed that some plastic baits lose color rather quickly...

I selected a dark worm-type of plastic bait, and after 5 or 10 casts, I noticed that it was becoming almost a clear bait...

I don't recall the brand of bait...

My question concerns plastic baits losing their color...

What brands are best in retaining their colors???

Conversely, which brands are the worst in retaining color???

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Re: Plastic baits losing color??? Advice needed.

Post by promax » Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:59 pm

i never had that prob before and some of my plastics stay in the sun for a few days i use Zoom and Manns mostly without any problems they usally get tore up anyhow after a few fish

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Post by dampeoples » Sat Sep 29, 2007 4:45 pm

Sounds like the bait you had was colored on the outside, instead of made with colored plastic. I've only had colors fade after leaving in the sun a long time!

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Re: Plastic baits losing color??? Advice needed.

Post by eastfisher » Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:03 pm

I've had a similar problem this year on some lucky craft and daiwa cranks. I found out it was the yum spray (crawfish) attractant . Daiwa replaced them for me.

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Post by dampeoples » Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:51 pm

Some of us are talking plastic worms, and others crankbaits, which are you having problems with? I guess the way you describe it it's a crank or a plug would be a good word, and would make more sense!

If that's the case, i'd have to say that they used water based paint, and misssed the clearcoat part of the deal!

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Re: Plastic baits losing color??? Advice needed.

Post by BlaineFred » Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:45 am

My original inquiry concerned plastic baits...

But I welcome the comment by the man who said that Yum crawfish attractant faded the colors of his crank baits...I have some of the attractant, and I will use it with care...

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Post by dampeoples » Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:40 pm

Yes, I think the misunderstanding starts when one person thinks it's plastic baits, such as hard plastic cranks, and others think it's soft plastic baits, such as worms!

On the Yum thing - I've never noticed it to fade colors, but it stains stuff, at least the green colored stuff I used did.

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Re: Plastic baits losing color??? Advice needed.

Post by BlaineFred » Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:37 am

Thanks for the clarification...

I should have asked about soft plastic batis like worms, Kreatures, etc.

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