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Old 02-13-2012, 02:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I got a little carried away when I cleaned one of my reels today.

Strip, de-grease, re-lube, polish rotational surfaces... re-paint?

I guess I was tired of the green.

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Old 02-13-2012, 06:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks sharp!
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have really gone wild today...

I removed the overly large fore-grip from an old brown Crucial 7' MHFA, and trimmed down the reel seat to one thread in fron of the hood. In the process, I decided to sand the blank to the bare graphite. I will also split the rear-grip, and we will see what I decide to do from there.

I like the way the rod feels better already, though Shimano would no doubt take a dim view of my alterations should the warranty ever become a question...

Whatever, I paid $25 for the rod new.

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Old 02-15-2012, 09:50 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Got the rod done. I may (or may not) add a little winding check of some sort with a dab of epoxy to shore up the cork, which is a little scruffy around where it tapers to the blank.

I didn't take any before pictures, but the rod had a L-O-N-G fore-grip, and a excessive threads on the front of the reel seat. The seat and fore-grip were pretty easy to do, but the rear grip was a PITA! It had SO much epoxy, I almost felt like giving up... But I am glad I did it, the rod feels a lot nicer now.





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You're one pretty handy dude Shaun.
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Ha ha thanks man!

But you guys never see the stuff I ruin!

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Ha ha thanks man!

But you guys never see the stuff I ruin!

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Got the rod done. I may (or may not) add a little winding check of some sort with a dab of epoxy to shore up the cork, ...
Could finish (ramp) them this way. I did these back in the winter of 2006 and now it sits on the bottom of Pueblo. Good thing I made two of them.

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I can't quite tell from that pic how you did it. Is it multi-coats of epoxy, or did you build it up with something under it? Looks great either way.

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