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Guys,

 

What do I do about the sagging epoxy on the blank?

 

If I add another coat will it even out?

OR

Do I have to strip down and re-wind thread?

 

Any tips will be much apreciated.

 

Thanks in advance, Q

 

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Go to HOME DEPOT, buy yourself a propane torch, heat the wraps (carefully), re-spin. That should help, huh Al?

 

Good luck.

 

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THE KID [a.k.a. "BLACKBALL"]

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I guess, just think the propane is quicker and more efficient. You can heat the whole rod in seconds as opposed to the slow burn of the alcohol lamp. But it should work. Just make sure the flame is "clean."

 

 

Will an alcohol burner work?

 

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THE KID [a.k.a. "BLACKBALL"]

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Q,

 

If the finish has sagged badly then you will need to strip off the finish and overwraps and start over.

 

If the sags are not too bad, then carefully cut away the sags with a new single edge blade. Then let the rod rest for three days to allow the finish to cure hard.

 

Next carefully sand down the sags with 400 grit dry silicone paper and clean off with alcohol and paper towels. Then sand down with 600 grit wet paper moistened with alcohol. Again clean off with alcohol and paper towel. Check to see if the sagged areas are now smooth. Re-sand and clean as needed.

 

Apply 2-3 thin coats of finish and you should be done.

 

Al

 

 

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