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#31 Carl Z

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 07:22 PM

Remember, less is more.



#32 Scott81375

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 07:36 PM

Remember, less is more.


10-4 on that.

#33 Scott81375

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 10:15 PM

Well, I got all the epoxy on, and that was by far the easiest part of the whole build. It rotating on the dryer as I'm typing.

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All opinions welcome. You won't hurt my feelings. I think it turned out awesome for my first time.

#34 Goduster

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 10:19 PM

Looks mighty decent to me. Does not even look like a first epoxy job judging from the pics


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#35 Scott81375

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 10:54 PM

Thanks that means a lot coming from a pro!!

One more question...how do I know if I need a second or third coat, or is one coat enough??

#36 Goduster

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 11:13 PM

If it has total coverage on the thread consistently, 1 is fine, I generally use 2 coats. The surf rod on the dryer is gonna end up with 4 coats


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#37 Scott81375

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 11:16 PM

Roger that. I will check it in the morning and see how it looks. Thank you sir.

#38 Carl Z

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 08:12 PM

I'm going to have to have you come over and do my rods.  Those long sections always get me.  I guess I need to follow more of my own advise on less is more.



#39 Scott81375

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 09:12 AM

Lol. The finishing was my favorite part of the rod build. ThAnks to all for the advise.

#40 Scott81375

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 01:50 PM

If anyone wants to see. Here's the finished product. Ready for fishing next weekend.

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#41 StrykerDM

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 02:21 PM

Looks like you did a great job! I still have trouble getting those long sections smooth like that. I end up getting divots or large fisheyes in it sometimes. I think I'm trying to apply the epoxy too thick and not putting it on even enough. Any tips? How's you apply yours?



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