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Old 07-28-2008, 07:40 PM
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The finish on my surf rod is coming off. It is a 10' custom E-Glass. How or what do I need to fix it. If I do not fix it will it hurt my rod?
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:02 PM
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I hope its not from getting hammered it the surf the other day LOL. I wish it would have been more productive. But it was nice to fish with ya.
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:22 AM
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good question. mine is as well.
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:12 PM
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No it's not from being thrashed in the surf.I had a great time fishing with you guys we'll have to do it again. I believe it's from riding on the rusted ladder rack on my girlfriend's pickup without padding.
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Old 07-30-2008, 02:43 PM
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Permagloss is the way to go
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:20 AM
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Bring the rod to a local rod builder and have them put another coat of flexcoat on it. The rod will be fine will not hurt the rod.
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Old 09-06-2008, 09:10 AM
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Hi Gang,

I have had fiberglass surf rods brought to me to be refinished. Believe me when I say this. The woven material was totally exposed over 95% of the blank.

I sanded it a bit and scraped off what finish was remaining using a single edge razor blade held at 90* to the blank.

The blank has to be perfectly clean before applying finish or else bubble areas will arrive where the finish can not attach itself to the blank. I wipe the blank with Xylene of Xylol and then do not touch the areas to be coated.

Permagloss is the way to go but I can not use that product. When I used it I always applied the finsh outdoors and it instantly gave me a headache, a warning that it was not for me.

I use Aftcote finish. It's pot life is longer than Flexcoat and it does not cure as hard as Flexcoat, it remains flexible so no guide foot cracking.

Flexcoat is used by many builders very sucessfully and for many many years. They have learned to work with it. I do use it for repairs when guys are in a hurry.

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