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Old 04-09-2006, 09:43 PM
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Noticed on a couple of my guides that the thread wrap (epoxy) is chewed up a bit. Can I just buy some 2 part epoxy thread wrap and apply to the small damaged areas? Would prefer not to cut the guide off and re-wrap and then re-epoxy.
What brand of epoxy should I use?

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Old 04-09-2006, 11:52 PM
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Yes you can do it yourself and buy a Flex-Coat kit, but it will run and sag if you don't rotate the rod as it dries. Kits start around $9. I know one guy who took a cardboard box and cut a shallow "V" in each end and set his rod in it and sat there for an entire baseball game, rotating it every few minutes, so the epoxy wouldn't drip and sag to one side while drying.

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Old 04-11-2006, 09:23 AM
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There's another quick fix for a rod wrapping that's deteriorating. A bottle of clear Sally Hansen "hard as nails" nail polish comes in very handy. I keep one as part of my travel kit for emergency touch ups. No rotation needed, just apply a little at a time, let it dry, then add more as needed. It's not as good as a re-coating with flexcoat but will get the job done. Although I've been building rods for more than 30 years now I use the stuff whenever more time consuming repairs are not possible. Good luck.
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Old 04-11-2006, 05:31 PM
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Are any of you guys having problems with Flex Coat yellowing? Have you ever tried Aft Kote (sp?) made by Aftco or any of the UB products?
Thanks for the responses guys....
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Old 04-13-2006, 02:49 PM
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use flex coat and rotate it slowly until it dries. also you will notice there are a lot of air bubbles in it when you apply. if you pass a blow torch over it quickly it will eliminate those. flex coat shouldnt ever yellow.
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Old 04-13-2006, 02:53 PM
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Even those finishes that claim to remain clear will yellow after time. The underlying color is what makes it more or less visible. White and light colored threads make yellowing seem most visible.
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