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drewtits
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Australia
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Posted - 30/01/2013 :  08:05:09  Show Profile Send drewtits a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey all,
The end of my reel seat is on a 45 degree angle, and I'm looking to change my ****ty stained Eva grip to a cork one.
My question is is there a trick or a cheats way of making the cork meet the reel seat perfectly or just cut the angle and hope for the best?
Any help is super appreciated!
Regards, drewy

beats
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Posted - 30/01/2013 :  19:29:18  Show Profile Send beats a Private Message  Reply with Quote
could use a protractor to work out the angle then just cut it & tape the blank till the cork sits true & trial fit & keep sanding & fitting until it's a snug fit at the real seat, the cork won't be tight anway as your going over the widest part of the blank to fit it. then cut to length allowing for a but cap to seat on the blank as well.
once its fitting give it a light scoaring on the inside with a small round file & blow out the dust & loose particals, scuff the blank lightly with some 120grit sand paper between the tape seats & clean the blank with metho on a rag.
glue it on with reasonable amounts of 24hr epoxy glue clean off any glue that squeezed out with metho, fit the but cap & reclean & leave to set for a few days before you put a bend in it.

thats if you really really like the rod, otherwise time to update.
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SkyeWarrior
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Posted - 30/01/2013 :  19:52:08  Show Profile Send SkyeWarrior a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Beat me to it Greg. All I'd add is that you're staining EVA, cork will show up the dirt worse .

As an alternative, you can now get some rod building heatshrink and put it straight over what you've already got. Will clean up the look and put a bit of grip/pattern on there to boot.

Stevo
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Dishley
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Posted - 30/01/2013 :  21:39:55  Show Profile Send Dishley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SkyeWarrior


As an alternative, you can now get some rod building heatshrink and put it straight over what you've already got. Will clean up the look and put a bit of grip/pattern on there to boot.

Stevo



Now that sounds interesting, do you have any links to any more info on this??
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SkyeWarrior
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Posted - 30/01/2013 :  23:26:00  Show Profile Send SkyeWarrior a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Dish, take a look at this :-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-eDBCibkbk

You can get it from The rodworks - have got a couple of rods I need to fix up my self...

Stevo
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paulo
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Posted - 11/02/2013 :  20:54:54  Show Profile Send paulo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
As suggested, try and match the angle and s-l-o-w-l-y sneak up to a neat fit - less haste, less waste.

Another option might be to use some tennis racquet grip tape???

I also think you can get cork tape similar to the tennis racquet tape.

Good Luck and I hope this helps.

Paul
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