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Old 06-06-2011, 10:03 AM
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Finished my finest weave ever - spent 30 hours on it (I'm a newb to rod building but learning fast). Didn't use color preserver and the rod coating just turned the threads to crappy, mushy colors. Time to start over...wish I had some pics of it before I ruined it.
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:08 PM
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What kind of rods? Offshore rods? Spinning rods? Light or heavy stuff?
Post pics if ya can. Was just thinking I have a couple rods with broken eyes that need repair..Could use some rod build porn to motivate myself...
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:25 AM
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Med to light spinning and bait caster. I'll post some pics in a few days. The one I ruined was a piece of art.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:01 PM
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Are you using FlexCoat or DuraGloss?
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:57 AM
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I hear ya on that, i learned a valuable lesson, and i put CP on everything, i also will CP and epoxy new colors when i get them on sample blank just to make sure i know what the colors will look like. They all change some.

Congrats on weaving though, not my cup of tea!
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by airbrush View Post
Finished my finest weave ever - spent 30 hours on it (I'm a newb to rod building but learning fast). Didn't use color preserver and the rod coating just turned the threads to crappy, mushy colors. Time to start over...wish I had some pics of it before I ruined it.
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Sorry to hear that. I wrapped my own rods for about 10 years before my close up vision started failing. I can relate to the 30 hour commitment and then the cutting it all off process.

I used to apply color preserver over every layer of thread and let it dry a day before starting with the next layer. This makes the new thread lay much smoother. Good luck on the rods.
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:13 AM
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Well i just put 2 customer rods on the dryer and epoxied........the dang power just went out........

Hrm spin by hand, haha who knows

If it can happen it will, better yet it is a gorgeous day!
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