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Newbie - Black thread issue
Posted by: Greg park (---.bb.sky.com)
Date: June 28, 2019 11:13AM

Hi all
I'm looking for a bit of help and advice. Whenever I use black thread and apply a finish it always ends up looking a blue/grey colour under natural light, and when compared to factory fitted guides in black thread they stick out like a sore thumb! I'm using prowrap 862 black.

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Re: Newbie - Black thread issue
Posted by: Todd R. Vivian (---.se.biz.rr.com)
Date: June 28, 2019 11:15AM

Greg,
are you using the color fast 862? if so that is the problem, if you want the jet black you should use the "Regular Nylon" 862.

Regards,

Todd

Regards,
Todd Vivian
Mud Hole Custom Tackle

todd@mudhole.com

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Re: Newbie - Black thread issue
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 28, 2019 11:27AM

Todd is absolutely correct, use the regular thread.
Norm

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Re: Newbie - Black thread issue
Posted by: Bob McKamey (---.se.biz.rr.com)
Date: June 28, 2019 11:36AM

And do not use color preserver.

Bob McKamey
Mud Hole Custom Tackle
bobm@mudhole.com

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Re: Newbie - Black thread issue
Posted by: Greg park (---.bb.sky.com)
Date: June 28, 2019 12:35PM

Thank you all for your superfast responses. I was using the nylon but color preserving because of the coloured end wraps. whereas I should (obviously!) use nylon black and colourfast colours so that I need no color preserver at all!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/28/2019 12:43PM by Greg park.

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Re: Newbie - Black thread issue
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: June 29, 2019 11:14AM

Another way to get really black black even with CP is to use Pro Wrap metallic black.

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Re: Newbie - Black thread issue
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: June 29, 2019 01:08PM

Just use standard thread for both the black as well as all of the other colors.

Check any thread for color change by wetting down a test wrap with alcohol. The color with the thread wetted with alcohol will be the final color of the thread with no color preserver.

If you want a specific color on the rod, when not using color preserver go with lighter and lighter colors until you get the desired effect of color with no thread preserver on the thread.

Be safe.

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Re: Newbie - Black thread issue
Posted by: David Baylor (---.neo.res.rr.com)
Date: June 29, 2019 02:36PM

Alcohol changes the color, but it doesn't replicate the transparency factor that finish adds.

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Re: Newbie - Black thread issue
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: June 29, 2019 03:37PM

Agree with David, it somewhat replicates the color, but not exactly. And misses the transparency, or what I think better describes it, the vibrancy of the final finish. Metallic black doesn't change with alcohol, finish, CP or not. It's really black and it has a nice sheen.

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