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Snake river

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« on: March 05, 2013, 09:07:03 pm »
have any of you guys had trouble with bearers colors we are having some problems of bleeding and we put all of their stuff on the back burner I may have to throw out over 100 bottles don't worry later using  lure craft but we are switching over to Candy Creek x2 stuff right now and we will start buying their non-bleed stuff later on in the regular colors

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ctom

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013, 09:48:16 pm »
The Caney Creek X2 colorants are something else. I have about 8 colors in that stuff and in a 4 ounce batch of plastic just one extra drop can really change things color-wise. The only color that I have of bears that I like and have a lot of is the chameleon.

I'll note here that some issues with the X2 Lime Green fluorescent have surfaced. Hard packing seems to be the problem, so if you get that color be sure to shake it up on a regular basis.

Snake river

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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 10:39:58 pm »
thank you ctom I will make sure that I shake it well often I usually have to do that with my big bottles pint-size I have taken those bottles and put them into a pint jar so I can store it easily I could hardly wait to get this stuff to try it out.

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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 08:58:56 am »
I do small batches of plastic....generally 4 to 6 ounces. Using a transparent chartreuse from Bears or M-F or LureCraft, I had to use around 70 drops. The X2 I use 5. In the same size batch for hot orange and hot pink I use 6 drops. The X2 stuff is thick so take care when you first use it. The drops are slightly larger than the thin colorant because the X2 thick but you'll still save a ton on making these colors.

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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2013, 01:00:06 am »
Shaking the X2 Fl lime will do you no good.  Its the worst colorant I own about hard packing and I have quite a few!  If it sits a couple days theres two inches of hard pack that takes force to cut up with a flat head screw driver.

ctom

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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2013, 09:51:17 am »
I have yet to use a lime color so this won't affect me at all. I make all my lime colors suing chartreuses and straight green or blue.


Snake river

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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2013, 02:00:59 pm »
ctom I've been doing that quite a bit off and on mixing the two chartreuse and florescent green you could sure get some variations doing that we've been using craft it gets hard if you have a pint bottle and I don't like it him because it clobbers in the hot plastic and you have to stir yourself silly so we are looking for a different chartreuse green.

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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2013, 12:44:52 am »
I add either fl green or a lime to make several of my colors.  It makes a big difference in small recipes as opposed to using A close primary color!

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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2013, 09:02:59 am »
I'm sure it has to do with the pigments that go into that color to make it what it is. Then too it could be a bad batch. I have several of the X2 fluorescent colors.... chartreuse, pink, orange....and they stay loose and the non-fluorescent colors are never packed.

I have a green chartreuse from bears that I use once in a while to make a custom color and that one stays loose too. This one seems to be much stronger than the everyday colorants. Its not the lime color though.

When Caney made the shift to the X2 colorants I know they had some colors that were super tough to make to their standards. Maybe this lime green is just one of those colors that have a dark side. Have ytou tried mixing some of the lime with raw plastic Ron? Dilute it down some and use twice the number of drops?


Snake river

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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2013, 06:45:47 pm »
ctom do you have any trouble with bleeding from the guys sell and colors we were having some issues with bears.

Snake river

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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2013, 08:02:13 pm »
there is a new one on me guys we were reading a post on jig craft about mixing powder paint and hot plastic curiosity got the best of me so I had to go try it we use candy pink and powder paint we have a ton of the stuff laying around we are dying to try Ruby red dragonfly and all the other candy colors just make sure that you stir well. This is still new to me so I don't know what is going to happen in the future with the plastic we got some laying here to see.


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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2013, 08:52:32 pm »
Does adding the powder paint seem to stiffen the plastic at all, Bob?

Snake river

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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2013, 09:04:25 pm »
no it does not make it stiffer it acts the same as any other color that you would add I bought a lot of powder paint by the pound so I have a ton of that stuff one I'm really curious about is the copper, there that will black spots after you fire it in their are some other ones that we are really curious about also it opens up a brand-new book when it comes to plastic because the amount of colors and powder paint is in less.