View Full Version : Old rod repair advise needed

01-07-2012, 04:32 PM
This is a lami honey glass 1213m I built a while ago .. 1st of 2 rods I ever built . It has Dale Clemens rod epoxy on the wraps. I'm also trying to save the under wrap because I'm not sure they still make it or I can match it . I have 2 questions ,. I still have some old Dale Clemens rod epoxy .. Do you think I can still use it ? ,, and If not Do you think I can put the newer Flex Coat over the remnants of the Dale Clemens .. Thanks in advance ..

01-07-2012, 08:40 PM
If it's the old Clemmens stuff throw it away. Most rod epoxies are only good for a couple yrs and some will still hold but yellow very badly.The old Gudebrod threads can still be found and a lot of them are still carried by many of the larger rod shops out can find a good mix of epoxy rod finiah at . hope this helps. Ron

01-07-2012, 10:45 PM
Ed the thread is still made but only in size A. I will see if I have any left in the shop in D for you.
what SM said x2 on the epoxy.

01-08-2012, 12:08 PM
I already re wrapped it leaving the underwrap and white threads on the end . I'm hoping the new epoxy sticks to the renants of the Clemens .. I just had a window to do it, so I did it . I put 2 coats of color preservative on there too ..

01-08-2012, 05:15 PM
I would have stripped the old thread and rewrapped and refinished with modern thread finish. You'll probably be doing that guide again in a couple of years but it looks good now.

01-08-2012, 07:31 PM
any tips on a finish epoxy ? last stuff I used was Clemens ..

01-08-2012, 07:43 PM
I use Aftcote and Ultra Gloss . both work well . you may find Flexcote easier to get locally either From Mike or another shop in your area. otherwise check out .they have a good selection including small quantaties.Ron Oh by the way they all have to be rotated so get something else to keep you busy while doin it if you don't have a rotator. Beer helps LOL

01-08-2012, 08:20 PM
For one guide you get the tiny one batch foil pack of Flexcoat. No measuring , cheap and easy to apply for just one guideSince you have just one guide , pot life doesn't matter and a faster cure like Flexcoat high build (not light) will mean it cures relatively quickly.

01-08-2012, 08:23 PM
I saw some of those at both M&D an Red Top.

01-08-2012, 08:25 PM
Hey Saltheart, Hows the class going?

01-09-2012, 06:28 AM
Starts in two weeks. Jan 21

01-09-2012, 03:50 PM
thanks all ..

01-09-2012, 05:45 PM
Is that yellow and black underwrap in size D I have some. I have a 4 oz spool