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Sand and spray paint a Blank
Posted by: Dennis Herold (---.dsl.atmc.net)
Date: October 02, 2019 08:05PM

Wanting to know what grit sandpaper to use to sand a blank. And also can I use Valspar spray paint. And can I spray a coat of clear Urethane With UV in it Thanks Dennis

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Re: Sand and spray paint a Blank
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: October 02, 2019 09:17PM

I don't paint blanks, but it seems to me I've read about it on the forum a few times, look around a little, you should be able to turn something up.

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Re: Sand and spray paint a Blank
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (72.239.229.---)
Date: October 03, 2019 08:21AM

Do you plan to put on an undercoat of primer paint first?

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Re: Sand and spray paint a Blank
Posted by: Don Mang (---.hsd1.pa.comcast.net)
Date: October 03, 2019 08:52AM

I have painted a few, I scuffed them some with a 3M pad, and light sanding I believe I used 1200 paper. I painted them with Krylon Fusion all-in-one paint, takes awhile to cure (1 week for me). After the paint (2) I used Perma gloss, turned out nice. The other I used Max 2k clear glamour, Only because restored a Mitchell reel, and needed Max 2k clear glamour (a car clear coat in a spray). The reel paint seems very hard, I usually bake paint on restores. The Fusion with perma gloss is holding up very well, but it hasn't had a lot of abuse. Haven't used the 2K rig yet.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/03/2019 10:30AM by Don Mang.

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Re: Sand and spray paint a Blank
Posted by: Dan Ertz (---.dsl.airstreamcomm.net)
Date: October 03, 2019 10:14AM

Dennis - Do you mean "sand a blank" as in preparing it to be painted, or sanding a non-tubular ice fishing blank to tune the action?

I haven't used it a lot, but the Rustoleum 2X spray paint series has worked well for painting blanks. If possible, I prefer to stay with the same primer/paint/clear series to avoid potential compatibility issues caused by using multiple brands of products.

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Re: Sand and spray paint a Blank
Posted by: Dennis Herold (---.dsl.atmc.net)
Date: October 03, 2019 10:47AM

Yes Mark I want to sand some old blanks that has been sitting around for years and spray paint them and then a coat of clear.And Don't know what grit sandpaper to use.

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Re: Sand and spray paint a Blank
Posted by: Shane Jarvis (161.7.207.---)
Date: October 03, 2019 12:59PM

I sanded down a white blank down to raw carbon. I used 150 to remove the paint, this was the most work of the whole process. Then I quickly sanded with 180,220,320,and 400. Then I hit it with a maroon 3m pad, cleaned with acetone and put down my base coat. I then used a 2k clear for the final coat. I have used a few times and it is holding up great.

Hope that helps

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Re: Sand and spray paint a Blank
Posted by: Dennis Herold (---.dsl.atmc.net)
Date: October 03, 2019 04:30PM

Shane what is 2k clear please? Thanks Dennis

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Re: Sand and spray paint a Blank
Posted by: Shane Jarvis (161.7.207.---)
Date: October 03, 2019 06:43PM

Sorry Double Post



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/03/2019 06:45PM by Shane Jarvis.

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Re: Sand and spray paint a Blank
Posted by: Shane Jarvis (161.7.207.---)
Date: October 03, 2019 06:44PM

Dennis Herold Wrote:
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> Shane what is 2k clear please? Thanks Dennis
Sorry a 2k clear is an automotive urethane clear coat that uses an activator/hardener. The 2k means 2 components ( I know makes no sense) If you have access to a spay gun you buy a quart kit for around $60 on amazon, it usually mixes 4:1. Or you can get a can of SprayMaxx use that although you will have some waste. I used between 2.5 oz and 3 oz to clear the 7' rod I painted. So you would waste some to the Aresol can, because once mixed it has a pot life and the rest will be wasted.

Here is a good video describing 1k and 2k clear
[www.youtube.com]


[www.amazon.com]

Hope those links work

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Re: Sand and spray paint a Blank
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: October 03, 2019 06:51PM

If you use Citri-Strip paint remover as your 1st step you'll save your self a lot of sanding time . You may be able to get all the old finish off with a scotchbrite pad. Less chance of blank damage. Paint it on, hang it up, and leave it over night. It won't hurt the blank. You may have to repeat the process but it's well worth it.



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Re: Sand and spray paint a Blank
Posted by: Don Mang (---)
Date: October 03, 2019 08:53PM

Anyone using Max 2K clear, MUST use a protective mask!!! JUST SAYING

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Re: Sand and spray paint a Blank
Posted by: Shane Jarvis (161.7.207.---)
Date: October 04, 2019 09:20AM

Don Mang Wrote:
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> Anyone using Max 2K clear, MUST use a protective
> mask!!! JUST SAYING

That is absolutely correct. I can't believe I forgot to put that in my post.

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Re: Sand and spray paint a Blank
Posted by: Don Mang (---)
Date: October 04, 2019 09:54AM

For painting I usually use a dust/mist masks. But for this I highly recommend a Face Air Purifying Respirator.

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Re: Sand and spray paint a Blank
Posted by: Dennis Herold (---.dsl.atmc.net)
Date: October 04, 2019 10:55AM

Shane I seen this online is this the product you guys are talking about. This is in a spray can Spraymax 2K clear coat ,Clear Glamour High Gloss 3680061 11.8 Oz can. Thanks Dennis

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Re: Sand and spray paint a Blank
Posted by: Don Mang (---)
Date: October 04, 2019 11:09AM

Dennis that is what I'm talking about. If you'd like to email me (Subjuct line 2K). I can send you photos of the rods I did with this product.

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Re: Sand and spray paint a Blank
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (72.239.229.---)
Date: October 04, 2019 05:51PM

Adding weight to rods, especially toward the tip, with wrappings, decorations, guides, and paint can be quickly noticed in the performance of lighter rods and especially in the performance of fly rods. A half-ounce of weight in the top half of a fly rod is the difference between a chuck-and-duck bait rod and an heirloom. Is there a guide for the target weight of an eight foot #7 fly rod or spin rod for 1/2 oz lures or casting rod for 2 oz. lures? A ballpark figure would at least give rod builders a reference point - a refuge in the advertisers' world of "smooth, fast, powerful, light," and "soulful".

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Re: Sand and spray paint a Blank
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: October 04, 2019 09:19PM

Spray Max can be ordered in almost any automotive color so you can color and gloss in one step.

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Re: Sand and spray paint a Blank
Posted by: Dennis Herold (---.dsl.atmc.net)
Date: October 10, 2019 10:48AM

Lynn I bought the Citristrip and it said in the directions not to use on vinyl ,plastic or Fiberglass.I have E-Glass blanks I want to strip will this be ok to use? Thanks Dennis

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