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How to achieve transparent thread?
Posted by: Chris Zarza (---)
Date: November 17, 2019 08:00PM

I don't mean completely see through.

More like this St. Croix rod -[www.cityofparkfalls.com]

It doesn't look like the epoxy is tinted.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/17/2019 08:01PM by Chris Zarza.

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Re: How to achieve transparent thread?
Posted by: Bill Hickey (---.twcny.res.rr.com)
Date: November 17, 2019 08:43PM

That epoxy is not tinted.

Any one of the 2 Part Thread finishes will work.

To get that look is very easy, use a shade of thread that is slightly lighter than the base color of your blank. Regular Nylon (not NCP Thread) will work fine and do not use color preserver. Even with a natural carbon blank, you can get that look with colors like red, orange, ect. Solid color blanks won't look like that, but you can still get a look where the guide feet will be visible.

Best bet is to buy several shades of the thread color you want to use and do some test wraps on the blank where the grip is going to be installed. Then just remove the test wraps when you figure out which color is going to give you the look you are trying to achieve.

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Re: How to achieve transparent thread?
Posted by: Chris Zarza (---)
Date: November 17, 2019 10:29PM

[tackle-net.com]

Look what I've found!

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Re: How to achieve transparent thread?
Posted by: Donald La Mar (---)
Date: November 18, 2019 08:55AM

Cannot over emphasize Bill's recommendation to do test wraps. Just about the time you think you know what color thread to use for a specific translucent hue you'll be wrong.

While you're trying new techniques making test wraps try 000 silk or YLI sparkle silk.

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Re: How to achieve transparent thread?
Posted by: Ron Schneider (---.mid.dyn.suddenlink.net)
Date: November 18, 2019 09:34AM

And remember, if you wet the wrap with alcohol, it will mimic the look of finish having been applied.
Don't like it, just wipe off and remove thread.

Best wishes,
Ron Schneider
Schneider's Rod Shop
Mountain Home, Arkansas
[www.schneidersrods.com]
schndrod@suddenlink.net
870-424-3381

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Re: How to achieve transparent thread?
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: November 18, 2019 03:48PM

If I remember right because I can't lay my hands on the info, the original thread color for the blue blanks was a custom color with 4 digits instead of the usual 3.

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