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Rainshadow Solid Glass
Posted by: Brandon Johnson (---)
Date: November 30, 2019 07:59PM

Today I received 3 Rainshadow .385X.105X72 solid glass blanks, I have built on these blanks before. My question/ problem is the finish on the blanks looks and feels like 180 grit sandpaper. Has anyone ever had blanks come like this or should i contact Get Bit Outdoors and get new ones? If i figure out how to upload a picture i will shortly.

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Re: Rainshadow Solid Glass
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: December 01, 2019 02:41PM

Yes, sometimes they will feel like that. Just do a quick sand down with 220, 300, 400 and 600 and you will be good to go.

On the other hand, a lot of folks like a blank to have a finish like this and it helps to keep a hand from slipping on the rod when fishing.

But, as with any item, if you are unhappy, or have a question, call your supplier and ask for advice and or potential replacement.

Get Bit is an excellent supplier that always works well with their clients.

Take care

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Re: Rainshadow Solid Glass
Posted by: James Taylor (---.wavecable.com)
Date: December 02, 2019 11:49AM

Hi Brandon,

That sounds like really rough blank. I checked out stock on that particular model and none are rough. It goes through a wet grinder so there shouldn't be any inconsistencies in the smoothness of the blank.

If you get a chance, please email me a photo at marketing@batsonenterprises.com so we can take a look at it.

James Taylor
Batson Enterprises
BatsonEnterprises.com | RainShadowRodBlanks.com | ALPSForeCast.com | Build2Fish.com

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