How To Fix Or Replace Bent Legs On Your Crab
If your crab's legs do happen to become bent from poor storage etc, they can usually be easily fixed by following these few simple steps set out below.
Simply half fill you kitchen sink with hot water direct from your hot tap. The water temperature on a standard hot tap is pre-set to 60 degrees Celsius. This temperature is the perfect temperature to be able to heat and reshape the legs on our crabs. Heating the leg material to this temperature allows the plastic to become workable again without actually melting and deforming. Simply submerge your crab in the water for 30-60 seconds, then simply pull your crab out hold the legs straight with your fingers and allow it to cool. Once cooled the legs of your crab will retain their new shape.
If your crab has been left in direct sunlight and over exposed to heat they can also melt. If your crab's legs melt from excessive heat then they cannot be fixed by using the above method. They will need to be replaced by purchasing the correct size and colour replacement legs from the 'Replacement Parts' section on his website. The legs on our Treble Hook Model Crab's are glued into position during the manufacturing process so sometimes they can be difficult to remove. If the leg does break off inside your lure whilst trying to remove them from the crab, you can simply grab a needle or something similar and dig the remainder of the leg out of the crab body. Once the leg cavity is clear you can slide your new legs in from the rear of the crab. We recommend to use a very small amount of super glue on the new leg when you insert it back into the lure... this will help to hold and keep the legs firmly in place whilst fishing out in the field.
Single Hook Model Crab's are however more simple as they are not glued into place. For instructions on how to get the legs out of a Single Hook Model Crab please see the following link from our 'FAQ' page 'How to change or replace components on a Single Hook Model Crab'.