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Getting Old Lure Propellers to Spin Again

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    Posted: 01 Mar 2020 at 2:03pm
Hi all,

Picked up a couple of Heddon Dying Flutters recently to give a go on the bass, but given their age, the propellers on them are no longer spinning freely. What's the best way to clean them up? Solvents, sandpaper, etc.?

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Usually just bent out of shape or tightened up too much. Just blow on them and they should spin freely. Find one that is free and adjust the rest to the same pitch and clearances.
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Dying Flutters are a top Bass lure and I use a few old ones on Barra as well. This one is due for a clean up. I'll strip the parts and soak in a mild acid solution and then clean the props with a scourer and Jiff.
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Replacement props are available if they are too far gone. I get mine from Janns Netcraft in the States.
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Yeah it does't look as through there is too much of a pitch on those props like Ian said. Try twisting them a little.
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Cheers guys, will give them a bend and let you know how I go.
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also put a bit of vegitable oil on them this will free up the wire and prop and not worry the smell of the lure in the fresh 
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