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Old 08-24-2011, 08:01 PM
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Ok...I got two coats on this thing...looking good so far, I think. I am coming up for labor day and will bring this rod. I think it will be like Gandalfs staff is to him...I see many brookies in my future and 14" fish...maybe not.

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Old 08-24-2011, 08:10 PM
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Ok...it doesn't look like two coats but it is...
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:33 PM
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Varnish is thin. Take your time(don' rush) and apply more coats until you get the desired result.

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Old 08-24-2011, 10:56 PM
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Will do Lee. I think at least two more are called for...maybe three. It already has a better sheen to the threads and rod. I think it has a lot better protection already.
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:27 PM
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Continue to apply additional coats until the desired result(appearance) is achieved. Then apply one final coat to the entire rod(thread and blank). Multiple coats(more than two) are usually not required on the blank and if done improperly can cause pooling of the finish, excess weight and in extreme cases change the rod action.

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Old 08-25-2011, 11:25 PM
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Ah good to know! I'll just add a couple more to the threads then since the entire rod has two coats now. It looks so much better already...going to take it out saturday for some warm water fish.
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I always apply at least two coats to the thread. You want the thread to be covered to prevent abrasion. Three coats to the tip section(s) and one on the butt section.
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Had a ferrule come off...I thnk the kids that refinished it used elmers or some other weak glue. I put some head cement on it and rejoined it. I didn't have any zap a gap. I think it will hold and if not I can buy some zap a gap soon. It casts ok. I think I like it a little better than my TFO in terms of casting distance but it is heavy. I think it may actually be a 7/8 weight but I'm not certain. I guess I'll have to measure the width of the blank to know. Either way it works as a six weight rod so no worries.
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it is heavy
That is the characteristic of bamboo. The best thing for ferrules is a good two part epoxy. If you need to remove it, a bit of heat will break the epoxy loose. Clean up the blank and reapply.
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:35 PM
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That is the characteristic of bamboo. The best thing for ferrules is a good two part epoxy. If you need to remove it, a bit of heat will break the epoxy loose. Clean up the blank and reapply.
Thanks Knothead but no heat needed! Yeah, if it comes loose again I think I'll buy a small epoxy kit and clean her up like you said. Thanks again for the help. Hopefully I'll catch a fish soon to show it off.
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