Rod handle repair?

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Rod handle repair?

Postby Morgan » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:50 pm

The cork handle is coming apart. Is it repairable?

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Re: Rod handle repair?

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Re: Rod handle repair?

Postby Viking » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:38 pm

Couple ways, wine corks, grated with fine cheese grater mixed with outdoor wood gkue. Smear it all on, let it dry and sand with 200 grit sandpaper, then seal it. Or, Homec Depot, Wood/Cork filler in a tube. Same idea, put it on thick, let it dry, sand it and seal it.

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Re: Rod handle repair?

Postby Morgan » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:32 am

Maybe I'll do both, repair the damage and then wrap it. Think this was due to cheap cork or not taking care of it?

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Re: Rod handle repair?

Postby Vernonn » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:41 am

Viking wrote:Couple ways, wine corks, grated with fine cheese grater mixed with outdoor wood gkue. Smear it all on, let it dry and sand with 200 grit sandpaper, then seal it. Or, Homec Depot, Wood/Cork filler in a tube. Same idea, put it on thick, let it dry, sand it and seal it.


Isn't wood glue water soluble? Might get sticky when it gets wet!

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Re: Rod handle repair?

Postby mark poulson » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:14 am

Vernonn wrote:
Viking wrote:Couple ways, wine corks, grated with fine cheese grater mixed with outdoor wood gkue. Smear it all on, let it dry and sand with 200 grit sandpaper, then seal it. Or, Homec Depot, Wood/Cork filler in a tube. Same idea, put it on thick, let it dry, sand it and seal it.


Isn't wood glue water soluble? Might get sticky when it gets wet!


They make waterproof wood glue now.
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Re: Rod handle repair?

Postby Morgan » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:38 am

Should I be sealing all my cork handles with something?
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Re: Rod handle repair?

Postby Viking » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:05 pm

U40 Cork Seal, clean them all, then seal them all. Protects the cork, cleans much easier. Only drawback is it slightly darkens the cork. Do them when they're new and they last much longer, but even when they're old, just clean em then seal em!

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Re: Rod handle repair?

Postby AnglersPursuit » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:59 am

Thats not cork baby!

Cut it all off, sand glue off blank. Buy a real cork rear grip from Mudhule. Ream it to fit over the blank and up to the seat. You may need to build a bit of an arbor with tape near the seat.

Glue in place. Done.


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