DIY Oh yeah

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Re: DIY Oh yeah

Postby Yota » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:08 pm

Thanks smile that is a good tip.
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Re: DIY Oh yeah

Postby smile0784 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:44 pm

Are uou using instant glue or glue that takes more then a few mins to set.
Try using a small brush about 5mm wide and brush on the glue.
Get a much smoother non lumpy finish
Mite take a few coats tho

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Re: DIY Oh yeah

Postby Yota » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:53 pm

Thanks smile,
I used a dot of supa glue to hold one of the guide feet in place while I wrap it up.
Then I just used 5 minute araldyte to bulk it all up at the end, which took about 15 minutes to touch dry in this cold.
I always mean to grab some small brushes for this sort of task but never do.
I always end up using whatever disposable stick shaped thing is at hand to apply araldyte.

Cheers.

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Re: DIY Oh yeah

Postby Yota » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:09 pm

My eyesight isn’t as good as it used to be, but do big manufacturers use heat shrink now instead of thread ?
I got a couple of these rods and just noticed it now - while I’m in Guide replacement mode. I was looking at my rods I’ve got another old rod that has 2 guides with the plastic inner missing and noticed this on my newer rods.
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Re: DIY Oh yeah

Postby smile0784 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:45 pm

I say thats just black thread with epoxy resin on top.

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Re: DIY Oh yeah

Postby Yota » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:25 pm

Yeah I had a good close look and couldn’t see the threads, also the bottom edge is a bit wavy - unlike a thread wound end if you know what I mean.
Ha ha. That would be easier if I just heat shrink them in place and glue them up. I guess it wouldn’t be so strong though.



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Re: DIY Oh yeah

Postby greggo » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:54 pm

If you heat the epoxy as it's drying on the rotator, it thins out and is absorbed well into the threads. The end result looks like tape or heatshrink, really hard to see the threads.

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Re: DIY Oh yeah

Postby greggo » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:59 pm

Yota wrote:Thanks smile,
I used a dot of supa glue to hold one of the guide feet in place while I wrap it up.
Then I just used 5 minute araldyte to bulk it all up at the end, which took about 15 minutes to touch dry in this cold.
I always mean to grab some small brushes for this sort of task but never do.
I always end up using whatever disposable stick shaped thing is at hand to apply araldyte.

Cheers.
5 min Araldite wont last very long, I've used it before in an emergency, it eventually separated from the blank. I suppose if its used toward the butt end where there's less flex it might be okay.

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Re: DIY Oh yeah

Postby Yota » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:10 pm

Thanks greggo, so I’ll ask the obvious being new to this.
Apart from whatever “special” epoxy that a tackle store sells, what epoxy is suitable?

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Re: DIY Oh yeah

Postby smile0784 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:15 pm

I use this stuff when i want a.really professional job.
https://www.motackle.com.au/erskines-ep ... inish.html

If im.away amd loose a guide or tip superglue works short term.

Its same stuff my dad use to use back in the day when you hand built rods and sold them.for $200 to $ 300



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