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In general , Yellow and orange are very difficult colors. They usually require a couple or three coats of CP or some trick like Billy 40 shows. Sometimes helps to also put CP on the layer under the yellow and let it dry before overwrapping with the delicate colors

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The biggest problem using these light, bright colors is that ANY mistake will show up and look like you're staring through a magnifying glass. Even using NCP, using CP - if you do not pack teh threads 100% tightly together, you will have a variance in coloration (my son is racticing for his SAT's).This happens on butt wraps, guide wraps, under & overwraps.

 

Teh MAJOR problem with NCP & color Preserver, is that we all have the false impression that teh color will look exactly teh same as it does on teh spool. Well, this is not, nor ever has been the case. You can do a simple test, painting a section of blank white. Wrap NCP white half on teh dark blank, half on teh white paint, one continuous band so you know you didn't do anythign different. Put finish on it, the thrad over the white area is whiter than teh dark. SAme will happen with Nylon or Polyester, or NCP with Color Preserver over teh same section of blank - try it for yourself.

 

Waht I try to do is take this into account, and match teh underwrap with teh thread in teh overwrap, so when tehre is a variance of coloration (lol), you cannot see it. The same way people wrap black on black to hide mistakes, you can wrap yellow on gold, orange on gold, silver, orange on orange, etc - and you will get much better results.

 

One note - wrapping these threads on black guides is difficult...that photo above I polished off all teh black on teh guide foot, so the yellow was over Gold thread, and silver guide foot.

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One of the easiest ways to tell how it will look is to do a test wrap, then saturate the overwrap with water. The result (BEFORE it dries) will be pretty close to how the overwrap will look without CP.

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