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Guide feet
Posted by: David Luttig (---)
Date: November 10, 2020 07:34PM

Is there a way to not have the guide feet show through the wrap when not using color preserver on a medium light thread? I was using a medium blue color nylon thread and I didn’t like the results of seeing the guide foot. I applied flex count color preserver and this solved the issue, but am not a fan of using it.
Thanks
Dave

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Re: Guide feet
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: November 10, 2020 09:37PM

Nylon thread without CP will turn somewhat transparent, it is unavoidable. One might try coloring the guide feet with something near the thread color to keep it from showing.

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Re: Guide feet
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: November 10, 2020 09:42PM

Make the feet the same color as the thread , I tried it one time, a big P.I.T.A.. I could not get the match I wanted , good luck

William Sidney
AK

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Re: Guide feet
Posted by: Mark Hahn (---.245.30.71.dynamic.ip.windstream.net)
Date: November 10, 2020 09:43PM

Use color fast instead of nylon.

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Re: Guide feet
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: November 10, 2020 09:59PM

Try a thicker thread such B or D, and pack tight.
Norm

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Re: Guide feet
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: November 11, 2020 01:39PM

Does not coloring the feet introduce the possibility of having contaminants affect the epoxy? Or bleeding of the color? I just don't worry about seeing the feet. One can only see them with the rod in the hand looking directly at them.

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Re: Guide feet
Posted by: Tony Boschi (---.biz.spectrum.com)
Date: November 11, 2020 03:05PM

What Mark and/or Norm said above!

You can also try to wrap the feet with A size thread, and then re-wrap over the top of that. Sometimes, it works pretty well!

Tony Boschi
Banana River Rods
Merritt Island, Florida

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Re: Guide feet
Posted by: Dennis Danku (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: November 11, 2020 07:04PM

Try and match the feet to the blank color.

Dennis J. Danku
(Sayreville,NJ)

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Re: Guide feet
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: November 20, 2020 07:45PM

David, what don,t you like about flex coat CP ? especially since it works..

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