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Re: Advice on replacing guides on vintage fibreglass rods
Posted by: Shaun Belcher (---.dsl.dyn.ihug.co.nz)
Date: May 12, 2019 08:12PM

Norman Miller Wrote:
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> Yes, Coat first then wrap on the guides. Don’t
> know anything about availability of rod finishes
> in New Zealand. Check with some local rod
> builders. I assume there are a lot of rod builders
> there, and they know what is available and where
> it’s sold. They have to get there supplies from
> somewhere.
> Norm

I see one person mentioning permagloss on an NZ forum and says he bought off mudhole.
There is one retailer selling prokote i see, but is out of stock.
There might be other epoxy resins here that are suitable, i will do a bit of homework.

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Re: Advice on replacing guides on vintage fibreglass rods
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: May 12, 2019 08:49PM

CTS, a NZ company, has Crystal Coat finish. I don’t recommend wrap finishes for clear coating a blank. Try an automotive clear coat for your blanks and an epoxy finish for your wraps.
Norm

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Re: Advice on replacing guides on vintage fibreglass rods
Posted by: Shaun Belcher (---.dsl.dyn.ihug.co.nz)
Date: May 12, 2019 10:42PM

Norman Miller Wrote:
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> CTS, a NZ company, has Crystal Coat finish. I
> don’t recommend wrap finishes for clear coating
> a blank. Try an automotive clear coat for your
> blanks and an epoxy finish for your wraps.
> Norm


OK, so is permagloss a wrap finish?
I want something that will be long lasting and not chip off easily.
So is epoxy only for coating binding wraps?
I will check out CTS crystal coat



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Re: Advice on replacing guides on vintage fibreglass rods
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: May 12, 2019 11:07PM

Permagloss can be used as a wrap finish but it is very thin and it takes multiple coats to get a smooth finish, I think it works better as a clear coat on a blank, because it is so thin and light, but also extremely hard and durable., and it cures very quickly. Using epoxy gives a thicker and heavier coat. The automotive clear coats also give a thin, light coat and hard finish. Crystal Coat is new and very unique type of epoxy, in that is s very thin and water clear, but it takes a long time to cure. I don’t think it would make a suitable clear coat, just because of the long cure time. Because of its thinness it might work if wiped on like Permagloss., but I just don’t know. However, it is an excellent wrap finish. There is a recent thread on Crystal Coat below, if you want more info on it as a wrap finish.
Norm

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Re: Advice on replacing guides on vintage fibreglass rods
Posted by: Shaun Belcher (---.dsl.dyn.ihug.co.nz)
Date: May 13, 2019 06:54AM

Norman Miller Wrote:
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> Permagloss can be used as a wrap finish but it is
> very thin and it takes multiple coats to get a
> smooth finish, I think it works better as a clear
> coat on a blank, because it is so thin and light,
> but also extremely hard and durable., and it cures
> very quickly. Using epoxy gives a thicker and
> heavier coat. The automotive clear coats also give
> a thin, light coat and hard finish. Crystal Coat
> is new and very unique type of epoxy, in that is s
> very thin and water clear, but it takes a long
> time to cure. I don’t think it would make a
> suitable clear coat, just because of the long cure
> time. Because of its thinness it might work if
> wiped on like Permagloss., but I just don’t
> know. However, it is an excellent wrap finish.
> There is a recent thread on Crystal Coat below, if
> you want more info on it as a wrap finish.
> Norm


Permagloss looks like the stuff i need i get the feeling.
I see that prokote is available here, anyone had experience with it?
[www.flyshop.co.nz]

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