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Hardloy guides
Posted by: Chris E Linville (---.sub-174-193-144.myvzw.com)
Date: October 03, 2017 12:01PM

I had a rod come into my shop with Fuji hardloy guides. I need a 12mm bright frame spinning guide does anyone have any if these in stock or know where I mite find some? Thanks Chris

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Re: Hardloy guides
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: October 03, 2017 02:29PM

Double or single foot? If single, V or Y frame?
Norm

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Re: Hardloy guides
Posted by: Chris E Linville (---.sub-174-193-144.myvzw.com)
Date: October 03, 2017 03:47PM

Single foot V frame

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Re: Hardloy guides
Posted by: Chris E Linville (---.sub-174-193-144.myvzw.com)
Date: October 03, 2017 03:51PM

Single foot V frame

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Re: Hardloy guides
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: October 03, 2017 04:05PM

Chris,
A simple thing to do, would be to strip all of the guides and tip top and replace with a new set.

Over the years, I have done that with a lot of rods which have come in with an older set of guides needing replacement of just one or two. After checking with the client, I will get the go ahead and just redo all of the rods. Normally, to strip and replace a set of guides is generally only an hour or so, so not a big deal, as long as the client is paying for your time.

Take care



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/03/2017 04:07PM by roger wilson.

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Re: Hardloy guides
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: October 03, 2017 04:18PM

hi Roger..is your clock really, really slow or maybe mine is really, really fast. lol.

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Re: Hardloy guides
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: October 03, 2017 05:56PM

Maybe Bingham Ent. to the left.

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Re: Hardloy guides
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: October 03, 2017 07:35PM

Ben,
Are you referring to the time to strip guides, clean up the blank tape on new guides and coat them?

10 minutes to strip the guides. 5 minutes to clean up the rod. 5 minutes to tape on the new guides. 20 minutes to wrap the guides, 10 minutes for each coat of finish that you want to apply to the guides.

I am not speaking of putting any trim wraps on the guides, just a simple one color wrap.

Of course, if you want to spend 10-20 hours on the job, you can certainly do that as well.

I work on rods in a production environment, where the number of guides on the rod is equal to xxx times the number of guides and that equals the pay check.

I think that if you look at the videos of factory rod builds, I expect that these times are somewhat similar to their times. After a person has built many many rods, it is reasonable to build rods at this rate. A lot of low production rod builders prefer to take a lot of time on a rod, and that works well also. It is just up to the builder to build in his/her own manner.

Take care

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Re: Hardloy guides
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: October 03, 2017 08:12PM

I suspect that somebody will have one of those guides. Always good to get a larger job if you can, but many customers won't go the extra dollar. You do what you can to make them happy.

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Re: Hardloy guides
Posted by: Chris E Linville (---.dhcp.embarqhsd.net)
Date: October 03, 2017 08:38PM

Looks like a Bingham has what I need. Yes the man don't want to put a lot in the rod. I thank you all. I will say this. Roger there is no way I can build that fast.

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Re: Hardloy guides
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: October 03, 2017 08:41PM

I erased what I just posted; happy that you found what you wanted. Good luck!
Norm

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