Striper Talk Striped Bass Fishing, Surfcasting, Boating

     

Left Nav S-B Home Register FAQ Members List S-B on Facebook Arcade WEAX Tides Buoys Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Right Nav

Left Container Right Container
 

Go Back   Striper Talk Striped Bass Fishing, Surfcasting, Boating » Build Stuff: Custom Plug & Lure Building, Rod Building » Rod Building

Rod Building So, you've landed a nice fish on a plug you made, eh? Now, the next step, building your own RODS!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-21-2012, 04:20 PM   #1
nightfighter
Seldom Seen
iTrader: (0)
 
nightfighter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 8,514
Color Preserver question

How long does it take to dry? I did not thin it, but it is not a thick coat... I was hoping to put some epoxy on a few of these rods that needed a quide replaced, tonight.

“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms.” – James Madison.
nightfighter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 08:28 PM   #2
beamie
Registered User
iTrader: (0)
 
beamie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Marshfield, MA
Posts: 1,511
I'dput another cp coat on it and epoxy tomorrow.........

Jon, 24' Nauset-Green Topsides, Beamie, North River. Channel 68/69. MSBA, NIBA
beamie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2012, 07:39 AM   #3
stripermaineiac
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Buxton, Maine
Posts: 1,727
make sure you give it 24 hrs to dry. you can go sooner but you may trap moisture under the epoxy which will keep turnin white due to moisture in wraps on muggy wet times.I short cutted this way back an had to strip the rod.
stripermaineiac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2012, 08:05 AM   #4
nightfighter
Seldom Seen
iTrader: (0)
 
nightfighter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 8,514
Thank you, Beamie and Ron. Will be epoxying tonight. Most needed to be finished is a 6'6 musky rod built for the kayak years ago by DonM at King Cove. It is my go to livelining boat rod. Need to get the blank info as I want to build one spiral wrapped. The other repairs are on a couple rods for my formerly estranged 19 yo son, who has expressed some interest in fishing with me this year!

“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms.” – James Madison.
nightfighter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 04:57 PM   #5
Saltheart
Registered User
iTrader: (1)
 
Saltheart's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Cumberland,RI
Posts: 8,550
Quote:
Originally Posted by nightfighter View Post
The other repairs are on a couple rods for my formerly estranged 19 yo son, who has expressed some interest in fishing with me this year!
That's a good sign!!

Saltheart
Custom Crafted Rods by Saltheart
Saltheart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 07:06 PM   #6
nightfighter
Seldom Seen
iTrader: (0)
 
nightfighter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 8,514
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saltheart View Post
That's a good sign!!
Yep! Finished rewrapping a St Croix Ben Doerr SS80M for him and threw on an Okuma Epixor EFS65 I found in the tackle pile. Great schoolie set up to get him on some topwater.....

“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms.” – James Madison.
nightfighter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 10:46 AM   #7
iflysw1
Registered User
iTrader: (0)
 
iflysw1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 87
I thinned my Flex Coat sealer 60/40 give one wet coat, then whisk away any remaining on the thread. I wait two to three hours then apply the second coat same as first coat. Apply finish after drying over night, this has worked for me over the years without any blotching or haze.
iflysw1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 11:07 AM   #8
Saltheart
Registered User
iTrader: (1)
 
Saltheart's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Cumberland,RI
Posts: 8,550
depends on temp and humidity where you are working. I like the apply liberally , wick off , let dry apply again , wick off routine. I also let it dry a minimum of overnight but also think 24 hours is sometimes nescessary if it cold and damp.

Keep it in a drying box or cover it to keep dust off if waiting a long time for it to dry. Dust is always a problem you want to avoid.

Saltheart
Custom Crafted Rods by Saltheart
Saltheart is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin. Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Please use all necessary and proper safety precautions. STAY SAFE Striper Talk Forums
Copyright 1998-20012 Striped-Bass.com