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Cleaning a fiberglass surf rod
Posted by: Tom Wewerka (---.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net)
Date: December 12, 2019 11:55AM

Recently I have been given a honey colored fiberglass surf rod to clean up and replace the guides . The rod blank is really dirty from forty years of use. My question is if anyone has cleaned up one of these kind of blanks what did you use on it? Under the cork it has a nice shiny finish and I hope to achieve the same results on the rest of the rod.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Tom

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Re: Cleaning a fiberglass surf rod
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: December 12, 2019 01:27PM

Tom,
Really simple.
Simple green cleaner and a scrub brush and a tooth brush.

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Re: Cleaning a fiberglass surf rod
Posted by: Tony Boschi (---.se.biz.rr.com)
Date: December 12, 2019 03:56PM

If Rogers suggestion above doesn't do the trick,

1. The old standby that cleans most everything, Bleach. I use a spray bottle of Clorox Clean Up for a lot of things like you are talking about.

2. If you need to get heavier, a light solution (1 cup to a gallon of water) of Muriatic acid in a pump sprayer. By the way, I use this same solution to get rid of rust stains on the floor of my fiberglass boat when a hook goes astray on my boat and rusts out.

3. If you want to get "serious", "Easy Off Oven Spray" . Follow the directions on the can.

Tony Boschi
Banana River Rods
Merritt Island, Florida

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Re: Cleaning a fiberglass surf rod
Posted by: John DeMartini (---)
Date: December 12, 2019 06:46PM

Home depot sells a great cleaner called "30 second" it has a bleach base. Great for cleaning mildew from driveways and rain gutters etc..

John

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Re: Cleaning a fiberglass surf rod
Posted by: Tom Wewerka (---.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net)
Date: December 12, 2019 08:47PM

Thanks Roger I will get some tomorrow and give it a go !!!!

John and Tony thanks for the suggestions

Tom



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/12/2019 08:55PM by Tom Wewerka.

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Re: Cleaning a fiberglass surf rod
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: December 13, 2019 01:37PM

By the way, if you use either bleach or acid - at a 100% level or diluted, do yourself a favor and use a squeeze bottle as opposed to a pump.

Both bleach and acid tend to quickly seize up and or destroy a pump, but a squeeze bottle continues to function well.

Take care

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Re: Cleaning a fiberglass surf rod
Posted by: Tom Wewerka (---.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net)
Date: December 17, 2019 05:06PM

FYI t is cleaning up rather well with the Simple Green and the scrub brush !!

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