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    Question about touching up the finish on a graphite rod

    I'm wondering about repairing spots on a graphite rod where the finish has worn off or chipped. I've got a rod where this has happened in a couple of places. The graphite underneath is fine I just want to touch up the finish to protect it from flying clousers and other hazards. Is there a specific urethane or resin that I should use and can I just put it on like touch-up paint on a car or is this a much more involved process?

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    Re: Question about touching up the finish on a graphite rod

    I prefer wax. Use it often - I wax my rod every morning before work. It hasn't broken yet.


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    Re: Question about touching up the finish on a graphite rod

    Quote Originally Posted by coolkyle View Post
    I prefer wax. Use it often - I wax my rod every morning before work. It hasn't broken yet.



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    Re: Question about touching up the finish on a graphite rod

    I went on u tube and watched graphite rod making. The product that i would use would be flex coat rod wrapping epoxy. Its strong enough but will flex with the rod. I have never done it, its just what i would try if i were you

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    Re: Question about touching up the finish on a graphite rod

    Thanks! I also was told that sally hansen hard as nails works too. I'll see which one is easier to find

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    Re: Question about touching up the finish on a graphite rod

    Quote Originally Posted by coolkyle View Post
    I prefer wax. Use it often - I wax my rod every morning before work. It hasn't broken yet.
    Kyle speaks the truth.

    In fact, ever since he broke up with his girlfriend, he not only waxes his rod in the morning, but at night before he goes to bed.


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    Re: Question about touching up the finish on a graphite rod

    Some kind of spar varnish will touch up a finish. Work in thin coats and build it up. Nail polish is OK in a crunch - but spar varnish is designed to be flexible and take UV light. Epoxy would be OK too - but it is hard to apply in a thin coat.


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    Re: Question about touching up the finish on a graphite rod

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Gonzo View Post
    I'm wondering about repairing spots on a graphite rod where the finish has worn off or chipped. I've got a rod where this has happened in a couple of places. The graphite underneath is fine I just want to touch up the finish to protect it from flying clousers and other hazards. Is there a specific urethane or resin that I should use and can I just put it on like touch-up paint on a car or is this a much more involved process?

    Perma Glass would be the best stuff to use IMO. I would sand the spots down very lightly, clean, and apply PG. Here is a link: U-40 Permagloss

    Good luck.


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    Re: Question about touching up the finish on a graphite rod

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Gonzo View Post
    I'm wondering about repairing spots on a graphite rod where the finish has worn off or chipped. I've got a rod where this has happened in a couple of places. The graphite underneath is fine I just want to touch up the finish to protect it from flying clousers and other hazards. Is there a specific urethane or resin that I should use and can I just put it on like touch-up paint on a car or is this a much more involved process?
    How about just leaving it alone, you know you're going to fuck it up.

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    Re: Question about touching up the finish on a graphite rod

    Permagloss or spar urethane would be your best bets. Spar varnish would be OK too but it dries a bit softer than the urethanes(and takes longer). Flex coat or other thread finishes are too brittle. When they make the rods they do coat them with an epoxy but it is a coating epoxy(more like a paint) which has a good amount of flex to it whereas the thread epoxies are meant for encapsulating.


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    Re: Question about touching up the finish on a graphite rod

    Send it back. Most rod manufactures will repair your Rod. Your Rod may still be under warrantee. Anything that you do to it may void the warrantee. Even if it is out of warrantee the cost of the repair should be cheep and will not effect the performance of the rod, anything you do may effect it.There is a lot of engineering that go into every rod. If you start putting different urethanes and resins on your rod that is not specific to the rod specifications, you can change the tensile stringent and performance of the rod.

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