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Gold foil tape
Posted by: Mark Bevans (---.epoint01.mi.comcast.net)
Date: November 25, 2002 04:40PM

I tied the guides and butt wrap on my rod, to dress up the wraps I added a 1/8 inch gold foil tape as a tag. It looked very nice until I applied the epoxy. The Gold tape let loose and the ends peeled back. What should I have done to keep this from happening? Thanks!

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Re: Gold foil tape
Posted by: Dan Craft (---.dialsprint.net)
Date: November 25, 2002 05:03PM

Mark,

Many of the sticky backed tapes have glues that are effected by epoxy finish. I usually try to wrap a couple of wraps of thread onto each side of the foil to help hold it down. This usually works for me. If you can't go that way, you can try using a fast drying color preserver to hold the foil in place. You can usually use a waterbased color preserver and after it's all coated, apply your regular finish and the color preserver should protect the tape from damage. Good luck,

Dan

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Re: Gold foil tape
Posted by: Mark Bevans (---.epoint01.mi.comcast.net)
Date: November 25, 2002 07:49PM

Thanks Dan, I try winding the thread over the edge next time.

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Re: Gold foil tape
Posted by: Pat Doyle (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: November 25, 2002 08:57PM

Hi Mark; Instead of gold foil, why not just wrap a trim band using gold mettalic thread. There are several shades available, and I'm sure one would fit your requirements.

Just a thought.

Best regards, Pat Doyle

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Re: Gold foil tape
Posted by: Robert Balcombe (REELMAN) (---.gh.centurytel.net)
Date: November 26, 2002 01:18AM

I agree with Pat a few wraps of gold thread make the rod look more professional
Bob

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Re: Gold foil tape
Posted by: Larry R. Tysinger (64.43.224.---)
Date: November 26, 2002 09:14AM

I have used all colors of tape on rods. Some foil and some vinyl like used on models. That tape comes in several colors and widths that look good on rods. I always wrap down the ends and usually make a spiral wrap across the tape with gaps and then complete the end wrap with the same thread. I really like tape in the middle of an under wrap used with a spiral cross wrap and then continue the under wrap.

I always try to get the tape seam on the bottom of the rod "out of view".

Larry Tysinger

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