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What product to coat a FibreGlass rod surface finish

Discussion in 'Fishing General Chat' started by williamthomas, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. williamthomas

    williamthomas New Member

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    I have a few old fibreglass beauties which are beginning to show surface wear and tear.
    Does anyone know what product one would use to coat the surface again?

    Im not talking about the regular epoxy used to bind runners to the rod. I mean the surface clear coat.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum William.

    What you need is rod varnish. Wilson Fishing market it in small bottles, but I'm not sure how popular it is now that rod manufacturers have gone to matt finishes on a lot of rods.

    Jeff
     
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  3. Madfisher

    Madfisher Well-Known Member

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    Welcome William, hope to hear more from you.
    Pete
     
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  4. Master Baiter

    Master Baiter Well-Known Member

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    Hello and welcome William, you will get some good advice on this forum,
    Wally
     
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  5. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    Good to have you aboard William, havent varnished any rods myself i would go whith diesels advice and use the wilsons.
     
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  6. Albatross1

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    Hi William, If you are just doing a couple of rods, the best product will probably be Erskines epoxy rod finish. If you have quite a few rods to do, then use Envirotex Lite (from Aldax Mouldings or eBay). These are much tougher than the old type rod varnishes, but you must follow the instructions exactly. Either way, you will need a rotisserie to turn the rods while the epoxy goes off.
     
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  7. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    William this is the Erskine epoxy I used on this rod I generally use it fairly thick but as for painting the blank I have no idea welcome aboard 20200726_191728_copy_600x1067.jpg
     
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  8. Master Baiter

    Master Baiter Well-Known Member

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    I bought an Erskine epoxy Kit years ago. Just in case I would need it one day C227A24C-588A-4222-A224-F6C7C4348196.jpeg Does it go off it is unopened.
    Wally
     
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  9. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    the resin will have solidified just put it standing up in hot water and it will go back to a liquid state and I would just mix a teaspoon of each tested on something and see how it goes under know circumstances use a syringe as they have silicone lubrication on the plunger and you'll end up with fisheye voids in the surface as it goes off and you cannot stop it it's mongrel stuff under no circumstances spray any silicone lubricant in the house a couple of days before you want to do it either same result......

    Cheers TAC
     
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  10. Master Baiter

    Master Baiter Well-Known Member

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    As a matter of interest would this be OK to use on cork and quill floats?
    Wally
     
  11. AndyAnderson66

    AndyAnderson66 New Member

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    How do you refinish a fiberglass fishing rod:)?
     
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  12. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    Wally I would use wattyl estapol same on glass rods
     
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  13. Master Baiter

    Master Baiter Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum Andy, I see that you are near Milwaukee where my favorite hand tools come from.
    cheers Wally
     
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  14. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Andy.

    It's funny how the name Milwaukee conjures up a different image in people. For Wally, it's tools and for me it's Briggs & Stratton engines and my neighbour would most likely say Harleys because he rides one.

    How's the fishing in your part of the world?

    Jeff
     
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