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Coloring blanks ?

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Mr. Goldberg,

Thanks for writing those very informative articles.

I have a question regarding coloring blanks, what is the best method to use? Dye mixed in coating or to paint blanks with some type of flexible paint?

I am restoring some old blanks and would like them to match in color as close as possible to some others I already have.(honey or yellow)Most of the rods are a brown color.

Thanks for any help.

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Fish,

 

If the rods are not really in need of a new finish I would refrain from doing that. However, if you want to color the blank than I would recommend a spray-on urethane paint.

 

Apply the paint on with several very thin coats. Let the each coat dry for several days and rub them down with a fine scuff pad or 600 grit paper between coats.

 

Let the painted blank then rest for at least a week before starting your wraps.

 

Al

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Mr. Goldberg,

Thanks for the tips. The rods are in need of new finishes, some are roughly 20 to 30 years old. They were left to me be my great uncle and aunt, who taught me to surf fish. The rods had years of varnish or shelac on them. Most of the will just be cleaned rewrapped and hung up on the wall as family heirlooms.

Thanks again

FISH13

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