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Locking or security wrap on Fuji KB & KT guides?
Posted by: Robert Dittert III (---)
Date: February 05, 2020 04:08PM

Do y'all (you all), I'm from Texas, use locking or security wraps while using the KT & KB guides?

At the base of the ring and guide foot is very wide and I don't think the Forhan locking wrap would look right on these guides. I'm guessing a security wrap isn't necessary on the KB's with the arrowhead shaped foot, but I'm thinking would be advised on the KT's?

What do y'all recommend while using these guides?

TIA

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Re: Locking or security wrap on Fuji KB & KT guides?
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: February 05, 2020 05:02PM

Robert,
You can use any locking guide on any guide or not. It is all up to you.

If a guide foot has notches in the guide foot as some do, normally it is not necessary to do locking wraps, because the notches do a very good job to keep the guide secure.

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Re: Locking or security wrap on Fuji KB & KT guides?
Posted by: Jason Yu (---)
Date: February 05, 2020 05:31PM

I’m from Texas too.

I use (2) locking wraps on my KT runners. Not needed on the KB, they hold solid.

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Re: Locking or security wrap on Fuji KB & KT guides?
Posted by: Robert Dittert III (---)
Date: February 05, 2020 06:08PM

roger wilson Wrote:
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> Robert,
> You can use any locking guide on any guide or not.
> It is all up to you.
>
> If a guide foot has notches in the guide foot as
> some do, normally it is not necessary to do
> locking wraps, because the notches do a very good
> job to keep the guide secure.


Thanks Roger.

I'll do the security wrap behind the KT guides. Don't think the Forhan locking wrap would look right on these guides.

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Re: Locking or security wrap on Fuji KB & KT guides?
Posted by: Robert Dittert III (---)
Date: February 05, 2020 06:10PM

Jason Yu Wrote:
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> I’m from Texas too.
>
> I use (2) locking wraps on my KT runners. Not
> needed on the KB, they hold solid.

Thanks Jason.

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Re: Locking or security wrap on Fuji KB & KT guides?
Posted by: Lance Schreckenbach (---.lightspeed.hstntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: February 05, 2020 06:17PM

Yes you can and I do. I have removed guides (KT & KB) from rods that I have built that did not have them and they were still difficult to remove. So I really don't think it matters but I am OCD and now I do it every time. Why is it that someone from Texas always say their from Texas and not the city they live in; like a pilot will always tell you he is a pilot or a guy who owns a Porsche will tell you he drives a Porsche, right off the bat. People will ask me if I'm German I will tell them I am an Amercan, but as you can see by the way I say American, I must be Texan.

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Re: Locking or security wrap on Fuji KB & KT guides?
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: February 05, 2020 06:49PM

The locking wrap done right is so easy and also unobtrusive that I use it on all single foot guides. Seems to me the biggest risk of guide problems is with the KLH's, and with those larger guides the locking wrap just disappears.

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Re: Locking or security wrap on Fuji KB & KT guides?
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: February 05, 2020 06:55PM

I use a locking wrap on all single foot KR guides. No problem with gaps, they look great. I do a locking wrap because I like them, but probably not necessary.
Norm

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Re: Locking or security wrap on Fuji KB & KT guides?
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: February 05, 2020 07:13PM

I'm up in the air on this topic, I do and I don't. If it's a skinny delicate tip section I'd rather the guide pull out than have the tip section break, although the tip may break either way if enough force is applied to pull a guide out. Fuji says they're not needed.

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Re: Locking or security wrap on Fuji KB & KT guides?
Posted by: Robert Dittert III (---.lightspeed.hstntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: February 05, 2020 09:28PM

Lance Schreckenbach Wrote:
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> Yes you can and I do. I have removed guides (KT &
> KB) from rods that I have built that did not have
> them and they were still difficult to remove. So I
> really don't think it matters but I am OCD and now
> I do it every time. Why is it that someone from
> Texas always say their from Texas and not the city
> they live in; like a pilot will always tell you he
> is a pilot or a guy who owns a Porsche will tell
> you he drives a Porsche, right off the bat. People
> will ask me if I'm German I will tell them I am an
> Amercan, but as you can see by the way I say
> American, I must be Texan.

LOL Houston

American with German descents

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Re: Locking or security wrap on Fuji KB & KT guides?
Posted by: Lance Schreckenbach (---.lightspeed.hstntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: February 05, 2020 10:14PM

Jawohl herr Dittert. Ich wohne in Rosenberg!

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Re: Locking or security wrap on Fuji KB & KT guides?
Posted by: Robert Dittert III (---.lightspeed.hstntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: February 06, 2020 12:16AM

Lance Schreckenbach Wrote:
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> Jawohl herr Dittert. Ich wohne in Rosenberg!


Right down the road.


I'm going to try the locking wrap on the KT's and see how it looks.

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Re: Locking or security wrap on Fuji KB & KT guides?
Posted by: John Cates (---.austin.res.rr.com)
Date: February 06, 2020 10:35AM

Here is a video on the locking wrap:

[www.youtube.com]

Flex Coat Company
Professional Rod Building Supplies
www.flexcoat.com

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Re: Locking or security wrap on Fuji KB & KT guides?
Posted by: Mike Lawson (---)
Date: February 14, 2020 10:12PM

Locking wraps make final alignment more difficult for me. I can get them close enough to work fine but guide alignment is the first thing customer and potential customers look at. I go back and forth on this.

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