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Plastic Storage Boxes for Plastic Lures
Received a product today and had an 'important announcement' flyer with the product. On this flyer was the following info: Some plastic lures stored in plastic boxes may have a chemical reaction.

Recommendation per the flyer was plastic lure(s) be put overnight in the plastic box if the lure(s) sticks to the box there is a chemical reaction with the lure and the box...recommendation was to use Plano storage boxes. I'm not plugging Plano even though thats what we use...just FYSA (for your situational awareness)

If you have $$$ invested in plastic lures you may want to pay attention to the type of plastic storage boxes for those lures. Including having lures sit in the sun in plastic storage boxes while on shore and/or in a boat. We always cover our plastic storage boxes with a small towel or ensure the box is in the shade.

So FWIW especially for those with $$$ invested in lures just a heads up to make folks aware and not a plug for any plastic box storage container. SmileSmile


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Re: [k2muskie] Plastic Storage Boxes for Plastic Lures In reply to
Interesting. Thanks for the heads up. If you have a lot of money invested in plastic crank baits would be really bad to mess up a bunch of them

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Re: [k2muskie] Plastic Storage Boxes for Plastic Lures In reply to
As to plastics such as things like tubes - I've noticed that they will lose their color and dry out quickly. So I leave them in the packages personally.

Now, as to "plastics" as in hard crank baits as what was mentioned, that might be not as relevant to such a chemical reaction. Yes? No? Anyone?

Granted, leaving things in the sun can be pretty hard on many things... Wink

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Re: [Roghet] Plastic Storage Boxes for Plastic Lures In reply to
CoolPlastics is a broad generic term. There are many different kinds of plastics we use for lures...from soft plastics to hard plastics. The soft ones have solvents and plasticizers that will interact (dissolve) with some hard plastics and with many paints. But the hard plastic lures are seldom reactive with any other plastics and no problem with the type of lure box you use.

Howsomever, if you use the clear hard plastic STYRENE lure boxes for soft plastic baits there will be a mess. Soft plastics will melt right through styrene...or styrofoam...or most paints, except epoxys and some powder paints.

The milky plastic polyethylene boxes are mostly resistant to the solvents in soft plastics...as are plastic bags made of the same material.

Always a good idea to keep all lures and lines out of direct hot sunlight as much as possible. Even some of the higher priced lures will warp and come apart at the seams if they get too hot. And UV rays are one of the biggest enemies of many lines.

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Re: [TubeDude] Plastic Storage Boxes for Plastic Lures In reply to
that makes me feel a little better...I have had soft plastcs stick to the plastic boxes and turn in to a gummy mess. I keep them in the package now for the most part.

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Re: [k2muskie] Plastic Storage Boxes for Plastic Lures In reply to
I have seen crank baits warp and disfigure, that have been stored in plastic containers with direct sun light.

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Re: [fishnutts] Plastic Storage Boxes for Plastic Lures In reply to
I too have seen crank baits warp in the sun in plano boxes. A buddy of mine ruined a whole pile of them. I put mine in the boxes. It seems to keep the finish better. If you put them in boxes wet though the hooks have a tendency to rust on ya so leave them out untill they are dry. The best thing is to get a bag that is designed to hold plano boxes the size that you have and you are set. just remember to put it back in the bag. Thats my 2 cents. Fishon