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Wrap Finish
Posted by: Robin Schleien (---.cpe.net.cable.roger)
Date: February 06, 2006 10:29AM

Hello all - been some time since I've been on the "board" but would like some opinions please.

I wish to use a thread wrapping finish that I can apply in thin, multiple coats. Which product produces great clarity, is non-yellowing, provides a little extra set time AND levels well. thanks very much


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Re: Wrap Finish
Posted by: Anonymous User (Moderator)
Date: February 06, 2006 10:35AM

Well, that's about all of them, except for the yellowing part.

Any finish can be applied thinly. You can apply multiple coats or applications of any of them. As far as true non-yellowing, or the absolute least amount, I have only found 3 epoxies to fill this requirement. LS Supreme, ThreadMaster and the new Diamond II.

Permagloss is water thin, absolutely non-yellowing and actually must be applied in thin coats. You might like it. But it has a slightly different look than epoxy - not a glassy surface but more of a sparkling egg shell surface. It is the toughest finish out there, of course. But it requires many coats to build much depth.


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Re: Wrap Finish
Posted by: Michael Sledden (---.fsepg.com)
Date: February 06, 2006 10:36AM

I like using LS Supreme myself. I put on the first coat of finish and then work off the excess till the threads are just covered. Makes it very easy to get rid of the bubbles if they form. Then I apply the needed amount of thin coats to get the finish I desire. For most of my rods, being for bass fishing, the guides usually only need 2 coats of finish. On the decorative wrap if I have one, it may take 3 coats, but the majority of times it is only 2.

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Re: Wrap Finish
Posted by: Don Davis (199.173.224.---)
Date: February 06, 2006 10:49AM

Robin. My current favorite is Klass Kote epoxy paint, pot life of about 3 hours, longer with a little reducer added. It takes 3 coats to cover A thread if you apply immediately after mixing. Let the 2nd batch sit for 45 minutes and you can do it in 2 coats. Easier still is Wipe on polyurethane, but it will take about 8 coats to cover the threads. Permagloss sets up way to fast for my recommendation.

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Re: Wrap Finish
Posted by: Mike Barkley (---.nap.wideopenwest.com)
Date: February 06, 2006 11:30AM

I would say, hands down, it's Threadmaster!!!!!

Mike (Southgate, MI)
If I don't want to, I don't have to and nobody can make me (except my wife) cuz I'm RETIRED!!

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Re: Wrap Finish
Posted by: Jason Alvarado (---.osis.gov)
Date: February 06, 2006 12:34PM

Does anyone know where to get ThreadMaster finish?

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Re: Wrap Finish
Posted by: Duane Richards (---.rn.hr.cox.net)
Date: February 06, 2006 03:48PM

Click on Lamar Fishing on the left of the page Jason.


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Re: Wrap Finish
Posted by: Joe Kassuab (---.dhcp.knwk.wa.charter.com)
Date: February 06, 2006 11:06PM

Hello Robin
Mike Sledden has given you a good way to get what you want. Mainly do not put the first coat on to thick just enough to cover and saturate the threads. Then the second coat is a snap to build the finish shape you want. Careful mixing of most all finish epoxies and application will give you a bubble free finish. All finishes will self level if not applied to thick . How thick they can be applied is a function of the epoxies formulation. LS supreme is formulated for your specification. U-40 LS High Build is formulated for a one coat wrap finish but it can be applied thinly too. Both have excellent pot life. If I can be of any help let me know. Have fun building rods.
Sincerely Joe Kassuba
HIS Rod Shop

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Re: Wrap Finish
Posted by: Robin Schleien (---.cpe.net.cable.roger)
Date: February 06, 2006 11:56PM

hello all - I really appreciate all the helpful advice!! Thanks so much - rs

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Re: Wrap Finish
Posted by: Jeffrey Wolfanger (---.dsl.hstntx.swbell.net)
Date: February 07, 2006 12:48AM

I just tried threadmaster on my third rod, it is real real clear, and it goes on real smooth. I can only compare it to flex coat light, and it is much better IMO....I didn't try any others yet.

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