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thread color issue
Posted by: Martin Smythe (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: May 13, 2024 12:32PM

It has many many years sinse I made a rod. I had a red piece of glass and I used yellow and red wrap. It looked real good. When I put on the epoxy coat the red came through the yellow and made it look orangey not very nice. Is there a way to prevent that? Thanks

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Re: thread color issue
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.adr01.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: May 13, 2024 01:02PM

If you are using threads designed for rod building, color preservative will work very well. Also, there are threads that already are treated to prevent color shifts. If you are using threads not designed for rod building I'm not sure what you can do. I tried a rayon thread one time and even color preservative did not work on it.

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Re: thread color issue
Posted by: Robert A. Guist (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: May 13, 2024 03:37PM

Hello Michael.

Hope This Works.
No it did not work.

Tight Wraps & Tighter Lines.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/13/2024 03:38PM by Robert A. Guist.

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Re: thread color issue
Posted by: Martin Smythe (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: May 13, 2024 03:41PM

The thread is very old but I'm sure it was guide thread. I will try color preservative. Thanks

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Re: thread color issue
Posted by: Norman Miller (Moderator)
Date: May 13, 2024 06:43PM

When epoxy is put on regular nylon thread the thread will darken and become translucent. So it’s not surprising that yellow tread on top of red will appear orange when epoxy is applied. In order to prevent this bleed through, use either color preserver or NoCP thread.
Norm

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Re: thread color issue
Posted by: Martin Smythe (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: May 14, 2024 09:18AM

Thank you that is exactly what happened. the epoxy turned the thread translucent. I have a few spools of thread that are bi-color alternateing back and forth I have had them many years. I do not see any thing like them on the market today? I think they provide a unique look. I will give the CP a try in the hope I can use this thread for my rod. Thanks to all

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Re: thread color issue
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: May 14, 2024 09:02PM

Apply a good wet coat of the CP to the thread. The threads will turn dark and brighten close to original as the CP dries. You don't necessarily need two coats, but it won't hurt anything if you do use two.

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