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And now , an epoxy question
Posted by: ron zimmerman (---.tcso.qwest.net)
Date: October 26, 2019 05:36PM

On multiple section rods like a 4 piece fly rod how do you put the epoxy on without getting the ferrule wrap epoxy on the other fitted section ? I have been masking the male part of the other section with masking tape and then epoxy the ferrule . The only problem I have had doing this is sometimes the sections work themselves loose . I usually dont have any problems but twice now while not paying attention I have had a section fall off resulting in a do over of a couple of guides . What am I missing or doing wrong ?
As always , TIA

Re: And now , an epoxy question
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: October 26, 2019 05:57PM

Keep the wrap about an eighth of an inch away and epoxy it carefully. If not sure, then use masking tape. I think you can go farther away from the joint than one eighth and it will still be effective. If you need more than 3/16 then practice applying epoxy with precision. One thing that works well for precision is to apply the epoxy while hand turning the blank and using a support for your brush hand.

Re: And now , an epoxy question
Posted by: Donald La Mar (---)
Date: October 26, 2019 07:39PM

Sounds as if either you did not well seat the sections or .there is something wrong with the drying equipment.

A wrap of tape on the exposed male ferrule after well seating the sections is a good idea that can save the day if you have an oops applying epoxy to the female ferrule wrap. But the tape or lack thereof does not cause sections to separate.

Re: And now , an epoxy question
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: October 26, 2019 09:45PM

It is really simple.
I have used this technique for years when working with epoxy on many different projects.

In words - wax paper.

Just take a piece of wax paper and wrap the male section with a couple of wraps of wax paper and let it extend up the blank for a couple of inches.

When I apply finish, I apply finish to the fully assembled rod.

Then, I just use my rod wrapper at speeds of 0-50 rpm or so, to apply the finish. It is very easy to get the epoxy to within 1/16th of an inch within the end of the blank section without going over. But, if you do go over, don't worry about it. After the epoxy has set, disassemble the rod, and if you have let the epoxy run over the end of the blank, just put it on the wrapper and while spinning the blank section either use sand paper to sand off the epoxy or use a razor knife to cut the epoxy off any place where it has extended past the end of the blank.

Epoxy does not stick to wax paper. Always keep a box of wax paper in the rod shop. Every now and then - there is a need for something not to stick and the wax paper does the trick without contaminating anything.

Take care

Re: And now , an epoxy question
Posted by: ron zimmerman (---.tcso.qwest.net)
Date: October 27, 2019 12:49AM

Roger , thank you I didn't even think of wax paper .I too do the complete rod but with my low rpm motors end up having to mix two batches but it work ! I thought of that cling wrap but thought it was too flimsy and may end up epoxying one section to the other . Thanks again .

Re: And now , an epoxy question
Posted by: Bob McKamey (---.se.biz.rr.com)
Date: October 28, 2019 08:32AM

Here is a link to a blank extension toll that really comes in handy when finishing multi-piece rod blanks [www.mudhole.com] Thank You

Bob McKamey
Mud Hole Custom Tackle

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/28/2019 08:33AM by Bob McKamey.

Re: And now , an epoxy question
Posted by: ron zimmerman (---.tcso.qwest.net)
Date: October 28, 2019 12:54PM

Thanks but I have that . It's the rest of the joint I'm taking about .

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