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Thread color for CTS blank
Posted by: Jerry Bullok (---)
Date: October 14, 2021 10:55AM

I am getting supplies together to build a 9 ft , 5 wt Affinity M blank. It is clear coated
Does someone know what color of ProWrap non color protected thread will match the color of the blank as closely as possible. Thank you! jerry

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Re: Thread color for CTS blank
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---)
Date: October 14, 2021 11:15AM

jerry
The ClearCoat finish is as black as you can get - except for the graphite texture showing through. So, any black will match.
Are you considering the REC Recoils in Black??
Herb
CTS Rep

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Re: Thread color for CTS blank
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---)
Date: October 14, 2021 11:21AM

Jerry
Send me your email.
I have some "00" thread for you.
Herb
CTS

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Re: Thread color for CTS blank
Posted by: Jerry Bullok (---)
Date: October 14, 2021 12:43PM


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Re: Thread color for CTS blank
Posted by: Jerry Bullok (---)
Date: October 14, 2021 12:51PM

I used REC guides on a Sage build recently, i do like them.
I went with litewire snake on this one.

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Re: Thread color for CTS blank
Posted by: Bill Hickey (---.nycap.res.rr.com)
Date: October 14, 2021 03:40PM

If your looking for the thread to have almost no contrast to the blank color, I would recommend you buy a couple of colors, from Black down to Greys and do some test wraps on the butt section where your grip will go. Personally I think Black thread is going to stand out more than you may want. Pro Wrap A nylon is a fine thread and it will darken a bit when you apply your finish. Something like #841 Iron Ore or #850 Storm Cloud may do the trick.

Put your finish on the test wraps, its very easy to remove and hidden once grip goes on.

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Re: Thread color for CTS blank
Posted by: Robert Flowers (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: October 14, 2021 03:52PM

You can also use natural white silk thread to create invisible wraps that will allow the blank, and guide feet colors to present themselves. A video with tips for invisible wraps - [www.youtube.com]

Tight Lies and frisky fish

RJF

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Re: Thread color for CTS blank
Posted by: Jerry Bullok (12.107.236.---)
Date: October 14, 2021 08:50PM

Thank you Bill, I will give that process a try!
jerry

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