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Re: Rod Refurb - Blue Marlin G3 4:6
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2012, 11:13:08 AM »
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Re: Rod Refurb - Blue Marlin G3 4:6
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2012, 12:05:28 PM »
Then the TRUELLY hard work starts!!  Cleaning off the blank.  I decided to clean my rod completely and leave the blank bare.

Using a sharp carpet knife I started to scrape off all the old resin.  HARD, HARD, HARD WORK!!!  Patience is key, the chance off making a mistake is actually pretty big.  So I took my time.


Hi, when will Iknow it is clean enough? Want mine also bare.
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Re: Rod Refurb - Blue Marlin G3 4:6
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2012, 12:49:41 PM »
You will clearly see the graphite showing when you are cleaning the blank off.  Go slow on your first one and you'll see it coming out under all the clear coat.


Afterwards clean the blank off with some turps and a cloth to get rid off the graphite dust.


After I've fitted all my guides and finished the epoxy, I like to treat the blank with a little linseed oil. Does nothing other than give it a nice shine.

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Re: Rod Refurb - Blue Marlin G3 4:6
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2012, 01:01:56 PM »
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Re: Rod Refurb - Blue Marlin G3 4:6
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2012, 07:56:07 PM »
Is this far enough?