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5 months ago
John Cates
Paul Without a doubt you will find that our slip clutch will make you finishing life easier. The Flex Coat slip clutch is made in the USA in a facility that manufactures parts for airplanes, rockets, and custom guns. The tolerances on our slip clutch are unmatched for trueness. Here is a video about it, go to the 5:50 mark to see the slip clutch in action.
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5 months ago
John Cates
Russ Welcome to rod building. I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Preston but I am sure he taught you some great things. We have great information and videos on our website and youtube channel that will help get you moving. Our Small Business Kit is a great place to start and is upgradable to a power wrapper in the future. Our equipment is OEM quality and built to last. Here is a l
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5 months ago
John Cates
Yes, should be fine. Of course I know which one I would use.
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6 months ago
John Cates
Amen, brother.
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6 months ago
John Cates
Dean I really think you should consider keeping that motor assembly a direct drive motor. You can put a dimmer switch from the hardware store that will slow it down and add a foot pedal. Using your hand as start and stop break will work great. The direct drive lets you hand wrap when convenient and lets you back up on a dime. No belts to maintain, replace or hassle with when backing up.
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6 months ago
John Cates
Steve #nailedit with that five year old post.
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6 months ago
John Cates
20 hours would make one heck of a fishing trip. I don't want a 20 hour project, I want to go fishing. If the customer wants art, give them art. If they want a fishing rod, give them the best performing fishing rod for their style of fishing.
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6 months ago
John Cates
We also like a citrus based cleaner like Zep or Goo Gone Citrus.
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6 months ago
John Cates
Always consider just three things when building custom fishing rods: Performance, Performance, and lastly Performance. Think fighter jet, they look cool, too.
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6 months ago
John Cates
What are you using to make the mark? We like to mark with a black sharpie on the blank were the base of the guide foot will just cover it. Denatured alcohol will take off most anything with ease and isn't as harsh as acetone.
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6 months ago
John Cates
OEM quality that lasts, none compare with Flex Coat
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6 months ago
John Cates
Abrasive and video.
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7 months ago
John Cates
We don't build many rods for sale, but when we do, we always offer a 100% money back warranty on every rod we make. There are only two terms of this warranty, walking 10 feet or 10 seconds, whichever comes first. And yes we do say that to all customers, and I have to say, we have never had any warranty issues.
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7 months ago
John Cates
Not our products, however... We always say don't buy an amount that you can't use in one year, but it will still set up and work for many years. We say store Flex Coat in a cool, dark, and dry place. The resin can crystalize like honey and the hardener can turn amber over time, this is normal. You can and should melt the crystals in the resin by warming it up with hot water or a few seconds
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7 months ago
John Cates
Here are our latest OEM quality USA made motors. Here is a video on the latest DC Variable Speed Gear Motor.
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7 months ago
John Cates
When planning a shop or work space it is always good to keep in mind one key principle, you can't build them big enough.
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7 months ago
John Cates
I would think that the lite would be logical for the first coat to achieve quick and easy thread saturation and then follow that with the high build. For those that are into the TABOO of thinning the finish on the first coat might be interested in this technique. That is if you want to cross the streams, so to speak.
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7 months ago
John Cates
Chris Yes, that is a fuji casting reel seat and it is sized specifically.
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8 months ago
John Cates
I am always a believer in reinforcing the custom in custom fishing rods. I say make it your own. Here is a video on the subject of split grips that we did a few years ago.
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8 months ago
John Cates
~OEM quality. ~40 - 200 RPMs w/ off switch. ~The Original Precision Milled Slip Clutch included. ~The Original Self Adjusting Chuck (available in custom sizes). ~Powerful DC Motor. ~Works great with all types of rods. ~Made in the USA. Best Regards
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8 months ago
John Cates
Without getting scientific, because I am not an epoxy formulator;) I think it is not a bad idea. We are in Texas where our cars sit in the sun and get to be about 120F on many days in the summer. While we aren't really concerned so much about the "final 10%" we do need to speed the cure time so that we can wet our lines. We let the rod rotate at room temp for a few hours and then put
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8 months ago
John Cates
Copy that. Just wasn't sure. Maybe between yours and Lance's I read into it a bit.
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8 months ago
John Cates
Not sure what all the prodding is about but, yes, we at Flex Coat have our opinions on all aspects of rod building, not just color preserver. Ours is great. As far as the best, well you tell me. We do believe that using any color preserver on the wrap that holds the guide down makes for not as strong a bond versus epoxy alone, as alluded to several times above on both sides of the issue. Fanc
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9 months ago
John Cates
Here is a video on measuring and mixing Flex Coat Finish:
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9 months ago
John Cates
Nice! That is a good story behind a great company.
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9 months ago
John Cates
I think it is easy to blame the finish, no matter what brand, but, as said earlier, the rod blank, the guide foot, the thread and the finish all come together to form this structure and all have different materials and flexing rates. Most notably the blank and the metal guide foot which are pulling away from each other to put enormous stress in a very small area of the thread and finish. When m
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9 months ago
John Cates
Nice site!
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9 months ago
John Cates
This is how we do it.
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10 months ago
John Cates
Simple Rod Finish Method. No motor rotation during cure.
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10 months ago
John Cates
Hang in there!
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