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Rod Paint
Posted by: Robert Flowers (---)
Date: August 01, 2020 09:11PM

I have a new CTS Quartz CristalGlass blank. with a gorgeous lime-green finish. In removing some thread wraps due to an imperfection, I accidentally removed a little paint. Can anyone recomend a paint, or ink that will adhere to this very smooth rod blank. I want to make this little piece of the blank beautiful again. Any help would be appreciated.

Tight Lines and Frisky fish

RJF

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Re: Rod Paint
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.lightspeed.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: August 01, 2020 09:23PM

Robert,
I wouldn't try to match paint.
Depending what guide it is - you may try lengthening the wrap to cover the flaw.
If you want - I will contact the factory to see if they will send you a small paint sample. But you will see the patch.

You can always get a new section for $41. Contact me if you want to do that.
BTW - that is one reason, besides weight, that I always get my personal blanks in the CTS' P2000 finish - raw carbon or raw glass.
Herb
Distrib. CTS Rod Blanks

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Re: Rod Paint
Posted by: david taylor (---)
Date: August 01, 2020 11:21PM

If you are using colored thread, just cover that area with thread and you will be fine.

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Re: Rod Paint
Posted by: Robert Flowers (---)
Date: August 02, 2020 12:01AM

Herb, how do I contact you. I really want this rod to be perfect.

Tight Lines and frisky fish

RJF

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Re: Rod Paint
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.lightspeed.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: August 02, 2020 12:41AM

hladen@hotmail.com

Those glass colors are fantastic -aren't they??
Herb



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/02/2020 12:42AM by Herb Ladenheim.

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Re: Rod Paint
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: August 02, 2020 12:41AM

...... I was late with the info

William Sidney
AK



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/03/2020 01:30PM by Bill Sidney.

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Re: Rod Paint
Posted by: Robert Flowers (---)
Date: August 02, 2020 01:23PM

I was able to move the guide about a sixteenth of an inch and re-wrap. The thread covered the visual blemish. I checked the spine on all four sections to just make sue everything lined up properly/ I just have two more guides to wrap, and the hook keeper. This thing is almost done. I can hardly wait to cast it. Thanks everyone,for your replies. I like this board.

If any of you love to cook, another great board is discusscooking.com. You can fin me there as Chief Longwind of the North. I know it has nothing to do with rod building, but is a great place to find great ways to prepare fish.

tight Lines, and frisky fish

RJF

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Re: Rod Paint
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: August 02, 2020 03:42PM

CTS generally provides alignment marks on their blanks.

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Re: Rod Paint
Posted by: Robert Flowers (---)
Date: August 02, 2020 06:12PM

Phil, that clears up a concern that I had. Someone else told me those marks showed where the spine was. When I tested each section, the marks did not line up with the spine. Now I know why. I found it hard to believe that a rod company with the reputation of CTS could get it so wrong. They didn't. All is good. Thanks.

Tight Lines and frisky dish

RJF

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Re: Rod Paint
Posted by: Jay Dubay (---.try.wideopenwest.com)
Date: August 02, 2020 08:09PM

Herb are you selling our stocking the CTS Crystal Coat rod finish? Thanks! Jay

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Re: Rod Paint
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.lightspeed.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: August 02, 2020 09:16PM

Re CTS spine marks. They are on the bottom of a fly rod blank.
I don't order them for my personal blanks for two reasons:
1. They are on the bottom - is cumbersome with reel attached.
2. Mark on female ferrule is covered with thread wrap.

Re Crystal Coat: I ordered a few small kits. They are out of stock - the size and price has changed. I will post when I know details.
Herb

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Re: Rod Paint
Posted by: Jay Dubay (---.try.wideopenwest.com)
Date: August 03, 2020 03:38AM

Thank You! <º))))><

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