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2 years ago
John Cates
Cork is to fishing rods like leather is to cowboy boots.
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2 years ago
John Cates
Roger By far the funniest thing I have ever read on this forum. Thank you for that and all you contribute.
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2 years ago
John Cates
Yes, our formula is able to adhere better to the rod and components than a standard glue stick, also the guides can be tweaked before and after wrapping. I can understand at first it could be tricky to use, but I am confident that once you try our technique, you will give it the thumbs up. Here is a video on how we do it: Thanks for posting.
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2 years ago
John Cates
Don't want to hijack the topic, but here is my opinion. Our Cork Lathe Setup is simple, cost effective and can be easily stored away not when in use. It works great for cork and EVA. Check out our video at the link below or on our website flexcoat.com
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2 years ago
John Cates
Lee Give us a call and we can put something together for you. 512-858-7742
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2 years ago
John Cates
Can you ream it out?
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2 years ago
John Cates
Paul Honestly, I can't imagine applying finish any slower than 200 rpm on most of the rods we build at our shop. Our FM200 is the same set up that we sell to the leading USA rod manufacturers with our OEM Drums. Our 200 rpm motor is USA made and assembled in Driftwood, Texas. Our slip clutch is the original precision milled brass that is guaranteed to spin true and is adjustable for the lig
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2 years ago
John Cates
Here is a video on how to build a custom reamer:
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2 years ago
John Cates
Our tip top adhesive works great and is easy to re-position or remove with heat. Strong enough for big offshore rods... Here is a video:
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2 years ago
John Cates
As far as Flex Coat, we say that you shouldn't buy a quantity that you can't use in 2 years, though, under ideal conditions, Flex Coat has lasted much longer. Crystals in the Part A resin are formed when it is stored in a cool or cold area. The crystals should be melted with heat by any of the techniques listed above. All crystals should be melted prior to mixing. Bruce, if you have any m
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2 years ago
John Cates
I would study your buddy's shop and make any improvements on that.
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2 years ago
John Cates
Get Outdoors? Get Bit Outdoors, maybe?
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2 years ago
John Cates
Candle warmers work great too.
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2 years ago
John Cates
I remember my first rod. I celebrate its many imperfections.
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2 years ago
John Cates
Build your own reamers. Here is how we do it:
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2 years ago
John Cates
Rick When you are reaming from 1/4", it can be a challenge to keep it on center. We make and sell pilot bits that will do the job. Our arbor pilot bits have a 1/4" pilot on them and would do the job. Then you can ream out the small amount to match the taper of the blank. Here is a video of our arbor pilot bits and reverse pilot bits:
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2 years ago
John Cates
Darrel Great question, do not thin the second coat. If you are going to thin, only thin the first coat. Thin it at a 15 to 1 ratio with Acetone. I would bet that there are almost no chemical engineers that read this forum, but from what we know is that many high end manufacturers that use Flex Coat thin their first coat because it makes sense in their production practices. They use Aceto
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2 years ago
John Cates
Bill said it, Jay agreed and I concur. Thanks
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2 years ago
John Cates
The difference between a road block and an adventure is attitude.
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3 years ago
John Cates
Here is the story of the humble beginnings of Flex Coat told by the man himself. Thanks for watching.
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3 years ago
John Cates
Ryan, we have some great, short videos on our website and youtube channel that can help you learn. Here is a link to the youtube channel
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3 years ago
John Cates
We have had a similar chart on our website for years. It's a free download and you can print it and put it anywhere. Here's a link, it's halfway down the page
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3 years ago
John Cates
Glen Our High Build finish formula has been the same for 40 years. Since then we have introduced our Lite finish and Ultra V finish. If you are looking for a thinner finish, try our Lite formula. It has a thinner viscosity. We don't use color preserver on the wrap that holds the guide down because if blocks the super strong Flex Coat from soaking through the threads to the blank and making
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3 years ago
John Cates
Pardon me, our new H-E-double hockey sticks OR HIGHWATER OEM Paste Epoxy.
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3 years ago
John Cates
Our pumps work great with our finishes and glues, with the exception of our new @#$%& OR HIGHWATER OEM Paste Epoxy.
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3 years ago
John Cates
Amen, Paul.
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3 years ago
John Cates
You can make your own reamer. Here is how:
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3 years ago
John Cates
performance, performance, performance.
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3 years ago
John Cates
Michael Danek Amen, brother. Good post.
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3 years ago
John Cates
Joe We manufacture our equipment right here in the USA out of the best materials and motors available. In fact, I manufacture the Flex Coat FM200 myself here in Driftwood, Tx. Cut the wood, wire the motor, and assemble every screw. It is, as some would say, "clearly a top of the line machine." It is the same motor that most high end rod manufacturers here in the USA use to appl
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