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Wrapping over Finish
Posted by: Steven Corvin (---.lightspeed.brhmal.sbcglobal.net)
Date: May 04, 2018 09:13AM

Can you wrap over existing finish. Neighbor wants a drop shot keeper added to a factory rod.

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Re: Wrapping over Finish
Posted by: Tony Boschi (---.craigtechinc.com)
Date: May 04, 2018 10:06AM

I've done exactly what your talking about a couple times. 800 sandpaper and alcohol to clean it up before wrapping and everything sticks and looks like new.

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Re: Wrapping over Finish
Posted by: Robert A. Guist (---.dhcp.embarqhsd.net)
Date: May 04, 2018 02:39PM

Hello Tony.

Never use a solvent before applying epoxy, just sand and tac, brush, or air blow the dust off then apply epoxy.

NO SOLVENT between sanding and coating, before sanding, you can, but not after.


Tight Wraps & Tighter Lines.

Bob,

Bridgeton, NC.

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Re: Wrapping over Finish
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: May 04, 2018 05:10PM

x10 on Robert's comments!!

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Re: Wrapping over Finish
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.drr02.mskg.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: May 04, 2018 07:55PM

One added caution, since epoxy is relatively soft, be very careful to wrap tightly so no moving of the thread after wrap is required, because it most likely won't move.

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Re: Wrapping over Finish
Posted by: Steven Corvin (---.lightspeed.brhmal.sbcglobal.net)
Date: May 08, 2018 10:22AM

Thanks for the input, took your advice Michael and wrapped it tight, looks good.

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Re: Wrapping over Finish
Posted by: Ed Holloway (---.satx.res.rr.com)
Date: May 09, 2018 10:21AM

I have several Lew's rods simply because I love the action of each and every one I bought BUT I absolutely hate the hook keeper holes in bottom of the trigger. It puts the bait/hook down lower on the blank but also puts it on the bottom of the rod which causes them not to lay flat on the deck of my boat. So, they all now have a dropshot style hook keeper up top and in front of the reel seat. I lightly sanded the area and cleaned them up then wrapped them with the same color and style wraps on the guides. None have failed and all look like they were done at the factory!!

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