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fish eyes/contaminates
Posted by: Robert Kelsey (---.dhcp.bycy.mi.charter.com)
Date: September 04, 2017 08:39AM

I bought some "rod wrapping thread" on a bidding site and the fish eyes appear soon after epoxy is applied. Has anyone found a way to seal in the silicone /contaminants. I know the best answer is to use thread from the advertisers on the left.

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Re: fish eyes/contaminates
Posted by: Jay Dubay (---.try.wideopenwest.com)
Date: September 04, 2017 09:14AM

First, Have you Tried some Thread Sealer?

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Re: fish eyes/contaminates
Posted by: Robert Kelsey (---.dhcp.bycy.mi.charter.com)
Date: September 04, 2017 09:36AM

Yes Jay,I have. Al's premium cane finishing product, polyurethane and white Elmer's glue(water based). Al,s seemed to work in one test wrap and didn't work in another thread I used. I just don't want to reinvent the wheel if has already been done.

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Re: fish eyes/contaminates
Posted by: Michael Blomme (---.direcway.com)
Date: September 04, 2017 12:14PM

You need to coat your wraps with Color Preserver made by U-40 (Trondak), Flex Coat, and/or Rod Dancer. Any of these will coat the thread and encapsulate the silicone that is present in your thread. Any thread that is made for sewing is very likely to be contaminated with Silicone. These color preservers are made from acrylic materials suspended in a solvent. They may appear to be diluted Elmer's Glue, but they are much different. Good Luck,

Mike Blomme

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Re: fish eyes/contaminates
Posted by: Donald La Mar (---.lightspeed.lsvlky.sbcglobal.net)
Date: September 04, 2017 02:03PM

If it's an option for you, rewrap with thread marketed as rod wrapping thread. Yep, it means removing wraps already made, but the end result might be better as correcting fish eyes can sometimes be the icon for royal pain.

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Re: fish eyes/contaminates
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: September 05, 2017 07:20AM

Robert,
In a word, rip off the wraps, throw the thread in the garbage, purchase new thread, rewrap the rod recoat and enjoy the rod.

As the saying goes, when you find a bad apple, throw out the apple before it spoils the rest of the batch.

If you keep the bad thread around, you will likely end up using it again and have the problem all over again.

Plenty of thread in the world that does not have the issue, so remove the troublesome thread and move on.

Good luck

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Re: fish eyes/contaminates
Posted by: Robert Kelsey (---.dhcp.bycy.mi.charter.com)
Date: September 05, 2017 09:05AM

I am definitely leaning that way and I'll be going that way in the future. Thanks for the insight.

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