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Pflueger Rod Paint
Posted by: David Hartman (---)
Date: February 22, 2020 07:12PM

I have a couple of Pflueger rods and they are painted with a light black matt color and finish and you can also see through to the rod fibers.

I am building a light action rod and want to simulate that same color that you can see through to the rod.

Does anyone know how I can achieve that?

Thank you,

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Re: Pflueger Rod Paint
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: February 22, 2020 07:45PM

Are you sure they are painted? Your description sounds like a bare charcoal colored carbon fiber rod.

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Re: Pflueger Rod Paint
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: February 22, 2020 08:01PM

Graphite rod blanks don't need any finish on them.

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Re: Pflueger Rod Paint
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: February 22, 2020 10:32PM

David,
Normally, if you use standard nylon wrapping thread as opposed to using NCP thread and avoid using any color preserver; you will normally end up with a translucent thread wrap that allows you to see through the warp down to the blank.

take care

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Re: Pflueger Rod Paint
Posted by: Dan Ertz (---)
Date: February 23, 2020 10:02AM

What you describe sounds like a clear coat glossy finish over a plain carbon fiber blank. Blanks can be clear coated by body shops (best option) or some people have used Rustoleum 2X clear, etc. spray can clears as a do it yourself low-cost alternative. As Spencer said, graphite blanks don't need finish on them - in fact some people strip the finish off blanks that come coated/painted to reduce weight and remove the dampening effect that paint and coatings have on a blank.

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Re: Pflueger Rod Paint
Posted by: David Hartman (---)
Date: February 23, 2020 04:27PM

I think the Charcoal Gray might be just the ticket. Thanks everyone.

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