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Fuji BCKLAG corrosion control?

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@Croaker JO need your input on this please. I was excited when the corrosion control guides were introduced but now I’m starting to regret putting them on a bunch of rod. Noticed some discoloration on the base of some guides on a few rods. Figured it was no big deal, it’ll happen eventually with all guides.
 

But on the latest rod that I fished for only the past 4 months the guides look terrible. Granted I don’t rinse off my rods after every trip but this never happened with the black kl/kw guides... Is this a common or known occurrence with the corrosion control guides? 
 

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Same experience here with the BC corrosion control guides. 

 

Going to stick with black moving onwards. Those have better corrosion resistance it seems. 

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Unfortunately all of my builds with the CC finish have done this. Some have only been used once....

 

I have since switched to all black, which is a shame  since I love the CC finish look. 

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Not sure when you ordered these, but I know the first batch when they came out in March 2018 had issues like this - a lot of teh guys who purchased from me had this happen. My understanding is they've corrected this problem, and I waited a year+ to see if the issues stopped and it seems like it has. I just restocked 20 sets of CC and BC's in KW and LKW.

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Ok so I'm not alone in this. Sucks because I used them on a few rods for friends too, guess I'll have to redo those sooner down the road than expected.

 

@Billy 40 got teh guides about mid July from mudhole. Really hesitant on ever using them again. 

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I spray my stuff down pretty religiously and I haven't noticed anything like that yet. I have gotten a few rust stains from hanging hooks on the guides after rinsing. I'm pretty paranoid now though, maybe I need to go have a closer look. I literally just finished a rod last night with guides I purchased the first month they were out, doh!

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2 hours ago, BRossi said:

I spray my stuff down pretty religiously and I haven't noticed anything like that yet. I have gotten a few rust stains from hanging hooks on the guides after rinsing. I'm pretty paranoid now though, maybe I need to go have a closer look. I literally just finished a rod last night with guides I purchased the first month they were out, doh!

Cut them off while the epoxy is still soft!

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I put these coated guides on a rod a few years back and I’ve been dealing with the rust issue. I’ve been cleaning them with CRL and a q tip to keep the issue at bay. Is there something I can use to stop the rusting issue other then changing out the guides?  Thanks for any info 

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Corrosion control just sucks. I haven't found a way to stop them from rusting. Since black has been discontinued I've gone to titanium only. In the hunt for a more easily obtainable titanium guide I've gone to Alps. Really sucks that fuji released such an inferior product, worse still that what they claim is a very corrosion proof guide rusts worse than anything I have ever seen before. 

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shouldnt be happening any longer. when the first came out there were issues. its a weird thing to cause if you cut the guide off you can wipe all that off and the guide looks new. in addition it was all the guides that came out when they were first introduced. i have since tired them again and have not had any issues

 

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8 hours ago, SurffisherMike said:

shouldnt be happening any longer. when the first came out there were issues. its a weird thing to cause if you cut the guide off you can wipe all that off and the guide looks new. in addition it was all the guides that came out when they were first introduced. i have since tired them again and have not had any issues

 

I built a rod this winter and the guides are turning brown. And it's happening down low, not even anywhere that might have been scratched

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9 hours ago, SurffisherMike said:

shouldnt be happening any longer. when the first came out there were issues. its a weird thing to cause if you cut the guide off you can wipe all that off and the guide looks new. in addition it was all the guides that came out when they were first introduced. i have since tired them again and have not had any issues

 

 

1 hour ago, Kima said:

I built a rod this winter and the guides are turning brown. And it's happening down low, not even anywhere that might have been scratched

I have had the same experience as Kima. Recently built rods with brand new guides rust immediately. Even when washed with freshwater after every trip. Conversely, rods with black framed guides that have never been cleaned haven't shown a spec of rust or discoloration, even. 

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If you recently purchased these they may be old stock. As I said it was definitely an issue when they first came out and it did t happen to everyone but a lot of people had this issue.

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