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No matter what kind of preperation work I do my guides after a while look rusty and I get tiny cracks in my flex coat. I use the least amt. of flex coat, Just enough to cover the threads smoothly.Usually do two lite applications.This rust problem has me stumped.These are surf rods. Fuji guides.

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Guides cracking the finsh is usually caused by poor guide prep. Rust can be caused by not filling the "tunnel" that is formed by the rod-guide-wraps completely.

 

It is also my understanding that epoxy does not adhere to surfaces treated with color preserver and the color preserver is hydro-phyllic and will wick moisture into unsealed wraps.

 

 

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Mr. Sinbad is the guide prep pro, but here is what I try to achieve.

 

Remove the undercut or bevel on the sides of the feet. This a) looks better, b)eliminates a place for air to hide. c) improves the flow of finsh around the wrap giving a more even finish depth.

 

Reduce the thickness of the feet +/- 40% which helps all of the above and helps reduce the modulus mismatch between the wrap/guide/epoxy.

 

At least it seems to work redface.gif

 

Your mileage may vary

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