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My father has a fiber glass rod from the seventies that he loves. It has some decent wear and tear and I was thinking of rewrapping it, and putting new grips and such on it. How does one put a new finish on the blank, what do you use, and should there be sanding with high grit to break up the old finish and refinish it. I appreciate your input.

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Mike, If you can wait till spring, you could come on out and we can put the blank on my lathe and wetsand it under power.

I should be healed enough by mid april, and the water should be on.

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A little alcohol and a scotchbrite and your set. Not as bad as it sounds. Just finished 7 rebuilds stripping and recoating each. One of those was a friends fathers 11' glass from the 60's... That one was a lotta fun. Did it retro with wire tich guides....

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i wrap tape on the tips and chuck them right in my 1/2" holeshooter drill, starting at 120 and finer from there. usually just rattle can them, 3 coats paint, 3 coats clear, scuffed with scotchbrite between all coats. have to let them sit a while to fully cure before wrapping though. i love to redo and use old rods.

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