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EVA Question
Posted by: Mike Martin (---.hsd1.tx.comcast.net)
Date: February 12, 2018 11:07PM

As a fan of using Hypalon for my grips, I've not had any experience with EVA grips. Question: Which is preferred? Shimming the blank to mount an EVA grip or reaming the i.d. of the grip to fit the blank? Is there much stretch/compression like there is with hypalon? Any help would be most appreciated.....

Mike

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Re: EVA Question
Posted by: Brad Potter (---.fws.gov)
Date: February 13, 2018 09:52AM

It stretches a good amount. Use the adhesive as a lubricant to slide it in place.

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Re: EVA Question
Posted by: Matthew Paul (---.lightspeed.milwwi.sbcglobal.net)
Date: February 13, 2018 03:09PM

why not take the time to do it right and ream it out to fit not more than a few min to do it better than being a hack

The best day to be alive is always tomorrow !!
Think out side the box when all else fails !!!
Wi.

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Re: EVA Question
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: February 13, 2018 03:15PM

Ream it, and save yourself a hernia.
Norm

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Re: EVA Question
Posted by: Mike Martin (---.hsd1.tx.comcast.net)
Date: February 13, 2018 03:19PM

Thanks guys....I read you loud and clear!

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Re: EVA Question
Posted by: Matthew Paul (---.lightspeed.milwwi.sbcglobal.net)
Date: February 13, 2018 06:21PM

not only is it the right way it also is good practice if you ever need to ream cork for a good fit on that special rod.
you know that cork isn't cheap also for reaming foam cores for reel seats all part of the learning curve in building top quality rods for your self or friends/customers knowing that you did your very best no cut corners

The best day to be alive is always tomorrow !!
Think out side the box when all else fails !!!
Wi.

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Re: EVA Question
Posted by: Robert Hummel (---.lightspeed.dybhfl.sbcglobal.net)
Date: February 13, 2018 07:03PM

Ever since I learned the trick of using rubber cement to lubricate the blank I haven't had an issue sliding a grip on as long as it was in the ballpark..

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Re: EVA Question
Posted by: Grant Darby (---.wavecable.com)
Date: February 13, 2018 09:15PM

There you go. And it can be a pretty good sized ballpark. Still amazes me how many people still want to ream.

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Re: EVA Question
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: February 13, 2018 09:27PM

Reaming is easy and it works, I’m sure rubber cement also works. There is more than one way to skin a cat. Pick the method you like and use it.
Norm

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