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Color Preserver Problem

10 July 2013 - 03:36 PM

I hope you can give me some advise.
After coats (4) of Color Guard. I than brushed on one coat of Spar Varnish. The color looked great.

Yesterday I dipped one of the tips and all six wraps had a color problem. I am sure a lot of it was caused by the guide feet where the tent is. I used a stiff brush to push the CG at the tent on the first coat only.Can you give me any advise? I was shocked since the varnish I brushed on keep the color perfectly.

My next question is:
I have not dipped the extra tip and butt section. Will additional coats of CG help since they already have a coat of varnish? I will try anything to prevent having to strip the guides and start over.

Is it better to varnish the rod with 2 or 3 coats, than put wraps on with CG and finally brush on a couple of coats of varnish?

Ruff Planning

13 March 2013 - 07:19 AM

I am currently making my 3ed and 4th rod. During the ruff planning I noticed two problems and interested in the cause
1.Triangle was off center on opposite ends. Butt of tip section would have steep angle on left and tips would have steep angle on right. I corrected but don't know if the body of the strip is correct.
2. After planning notice the nodes were planned to a smaller dimension than the strip between nodes. Should I be concerned at this stage.

Taper for 8' 7or8wt

14 February 2013 - 09:44 AM

Going in June to fish for bone fish and baby tarpon. I want to build 8' either 7 or 8wt rod. I need suggestions on taper

Epoxy finishing problem

04 October 2012 - 02:29 PM

Between the cork grip and first guide, I put some decorative wraps to sign and put the rod dimensions. The area is usually 3 inches wide. I use the ultri lite epoxy to cover the writing. I can't seem to get a smooth coat even with a motor that rotates while drying. The guides look fine. Question I have is:
Can you sand the epoxy with 400 grit sandpaper or steel wool 0000 to smooth out finish between coats??

Bellinger Planning Form settings

29 July 2012 - 12:36 PM

Making first rod with Bellinger form. On the tip end of the tip side..first screw can tighten to .028 but second screw can only tighten to .033. Does anyone know if this is the lowest it will go. I wanted the first three screws to be .028, .030, .038. Making a 4wt