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Abalone with guides
Posted by: Nate Smith (32.208.46.---)
Date: March 05, 2018 08:12PM

Hello all I'm new to the forum and fairly new to the rod building hobby so please excuse me if I ask dumb questions, I've got a million.

So my latest build is a calstar 970 7' 20-40# using Fuji HB guides I've laid gold abalone under the first 4 guides and really love the look and didnt have any issues with cracking. I would like to keep the theme going to the tip. My old rod builder told me he couldn't do it because it would crack under load...? Is this true? They wouldn't be big stripes just between rod feet and epoxied over

Thank you in advance

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Re: Abalone with guides
Posted by: Fred Cory (---.nc.res.rr.com)
Date: March 05, 2018 10:04PM

It works just fine as a stripe between the guide feet.

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Re: Abalone with guides
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: March 06, 2018 08:19AM

Nate, which method of applying the abalone did you use?

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Re: Abalone with guides
Posted by: Chuck McIntyre (172.58.60.---)
Date: March 06, 2018 01:29PM

Nate,while you can use the HB guides on that rod,I would like to know why. Serious overkill there.

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Re: Abalone with guides
Posted by: Nate Smith (32.208.46.---)
Date: March 06, 2018 04:35PM

3m adhesive vinegar and warm water.

I love the hb guides well made actually fit the blank nicely high profile. found I can use less when I do deflection tests. Built my first couple rod with fugi SV didn't like the look and felt dinky. What do you guys use for 20+# rods?

I would post some pictures but Im not sure how



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/06/2018 04:38PM by Nate Smith.

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Re: Abalone with guides
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: March 06, 2018 05:21PM

Nate, I understand the vinegar and warm water, but the adhesive on the abalone plus another? Please clarify. thanks,

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Re: Abalone with guides
Posted by: Nate Smith (32.208.46.---)
Date: March 07, 2018 08:04AM

Michael Danek Wrote:
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> Nate, I understand the vinegar and warm water, but
> the adhesive on the abalone plus another? Please
> clarify. thanks,


It's the micro flex it's 3m adhesive backing

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