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Offline REEFMAN

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DIY Rod repairs - fix a missing guide
« on: July 08, 2010, 01:39:50 PM »


 





 




 
Gudebrod Rod wrap cotton


 
Playing around with bling-bling!


 
Used some of this as a coat over the Wraps as a colour fastener.


 


 


 



And so we hand turned the rod for an hour and a half and the result was not too shabby!







 
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Re: DIY Rod repairs - fix a missing guide
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2010, 11:37:32 AM »
 :fnx: Thanks Reefman ! Where can one obtain flexbond? Do you think Epoxy resin will work as well, the stuff they use on the polystyrene coolers? Have some cred !
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Re: DIY Rod repairs - fix a missing guide
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2010, 11:42:35 AM »
amazing, very interesting

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Re: DIY Rod repairs - fix a missing guide
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2010, 11:51:36 AM »
But how much does the products cost????

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Re: DIY Rod repairs - fix a missing guide
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2010, 11:53:18 AM »
:fnx: Thanks Reefman ! Where can one obtain flexbond? Do you think Epoxy resin will work as well, the stuff they use on the polystyrene coolers? Have some cred !

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Stuff is called FlexCoat ... most decent tackle stores will stock it. The nice think about it is that it doesn't yellow with age... all the other resins definitely go yellowish after a year or 2. If you're not fazed about cosmetics, then I recommend the Pratleys Quickset - it's much thicker, and sets within 5 - 10 minutes.

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Re: DIY Rod repairs - fix a missing guide
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2010, 11:56:07 AM »
Flexcoat cost? Can't remember, but it's not going to break the bank.

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Re: DIY Rod repairs - fix a missing guide
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2010, 02:39:25 PM »
Thanks Reefer ! You da bond ... I mean bomb !!  :hehe:  I'll have a look at my local tackle store !  :happ:
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Re: DIY Rod repairs - fix a missing guide
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2011, 09:19:59 AM »
Where in Durban can I get some Flexcote?? and how much$$??
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Re: DIY Rod repairs - fix a missing guide
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2011, 09:34:53 AM »
nice tut reefs,some serious skills there :shre: :+ cred:
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Re: DIY Rod repairs - fix a missing guide
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2011, 10:31:20 AM »
Very neat Tony ,Flexcoat is about R150.00 . And readily  available . With one you could easily do 2 whole rods ....
Another tip is to mark the syringes , as not to get them mixed up and sticky en morsig !
A beter syringe to use is the ones without the rubber , which you can get at a Vet . [dont laugh i shop around ...]



What I have picked up from a Prominent Rob builder  in Strand , is that mix your Epoxy , and wait an hour . Then start to cover the wraps . This makes tre epoxy more sticky and more managable .



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Re: DIY Rod repairs - fix a missing guide
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2011, 05:53:06 PM »
Nice work Reefman . You could also use cello tape .To hold the guide in position . Then bind one side first. The easy way is to bring a damage rod to a professional.

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Re: DIY Rod repairs - fix a missing guide
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2011, 11:38:46 PM »
Nice job! But why didn't you replace the broken eye with a new eye? Then it wasn't necessary to glue the eye - Can put masking tape on one side - line up the eye - I used an old front half fishing rode (no eyes on it)
To line up the eyes - push the rod in-between the eyes and then you can lined up the eyes 100 % then you can start winding the rod!
Another clue how to turn the rod - Put the fishing rods between 2 Y pens
which they used for fresh water stands - Get a small chair and you can sit in fron of the rod - now put a Telephone book at your feet and lay the cotton you are gong to use to wind the rod between the pages
Now you have two hands to turn the rod and you can even put your feet on the book to keep the cotton tight
 
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Re: DIY Rod repairs - fix a missing guide
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2013, 03:52:07 PM »
Had one of my eyes on by deepsea rod needing replacing and first place I looked to repair was yes...... :ult: Reefz you are the Master  :+ cred: to you