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Removing Cork From A Rod

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1 Removing Cork From A Rod on Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:14 pm

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I'm thinking of making 1 of my full cork rods into a split grip. How hard is it to remove the cork, and make the blank all nice and shiny.? Also what materials do I need to dress up the blank..?

TIA.. Cool

2 Re: Removing Cork From A Rod on Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:19 pm

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It will take some work to get it back down to the blank. Are you buying a split rod seat kit, should have all that you need to put it back together.


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3 Re: Removing Cork From A Rod on Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:20 pm

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A split rod seal kit...????? Didn't know I needed one.. Embarassed

4 Re: Removing Cork From A Rod on Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:27 pm

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Well just think they sell kits to set them up right, look on Cabela's they have them.


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5 Re: Removing Cork From A Rod on Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:28 pm

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O.K...thanks Jeff

6 Re: Removing Cork From A Rod on Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:32 pm

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Shot me a picture of the handle maybe there is a different way to do it simpler.


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7 Re: Removing Cork From A Rod on Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:41 pm

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Will do, although it's a standard cork handle on a Shimano Clarus.

8 Re: Removing Cork From A Rod on Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:53 pm

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Shouldn't be too hard utilizing the existing cork.
Probably can razor blade and peel most of the cork rings off being careful not to cut into the blank. Finish sand on a rod wrapping machine.
One thing I can say about the Clarus rods. They may be painted and if you sand it, it might end up another color Shocked
I believe that the best way to refinish a blank is to use a one part urethane finish.
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Do you like the split grip?
I'm kind of convinced that the rod manufactures are pushing them because it saves them money because it uses less of the dwindling Portuguese cork supply


9 Re: Removing Cork From A Rod on Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:00 pm

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Well, I was thinking of cutting the cork back, then putting a clear coat on the blank. And yes I like the split grips, I have other rods with them. Thanks for the link.

10 Re: Removing Cork From A Rod on Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:02 pm

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I'm guessing there's going to be an adhesive that you're going to have to sand off

11 Re: Removing Cork From A Rod on Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:04 pm

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IN2DEEP wrote:I'm guessing there's going to be an adhesive that you're going to have to sand off

Hmmm, I wonder if it worth it. Maybe I should just buy a new rod..that's all I need, I don't have room for the ones I have now..lol

12 Re: Removing Cork From A Rod on Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:06 pm

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If you modify that Clarus, you will be voiding the lifetime warranty

13 Re: Removing Cork From A Rod on Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:08 pm

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IN2DEEP wrote:If you modify that Clarus, you will be voiding the lifetime warranty

Yeah, I know. Screw it, I'll buy another. Thanks to you and Jeff for your help though.

14 Re: Removing Cork From A Rod on Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:24 pm

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IN2DEEP wrote:If you modify that Clarus, you will be voiding the lifetime warranty
life time warranty? is it only on that model? I took gilbert`s shimano crucial cu-60MLA 6`0" cuz it broke in the middle and they told me it has one year warranty.

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15 Re: Removing Cork From A Rod on Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:32 pm

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Aquaholic38 wrote:
IN2DEEP wrote:If you modify that Clarus, you will be voiding the lifetime warranty
life time warranty? is it only on that model? I took gilbert`s shimano crucial cu-60MLA 6`0" cuz it broke in the middle and they told me it has one year warranty.
As far as I know, lifetime warranty on Clarus on up and a Crucial is higher up in the rod line.
Did Shimano tell you this?

16 Re: Removing Cork From A Rod on Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:43 pm

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As far as I know, Clarus on up have Lifetime warranties. I broke a Clarus 1 1/2 yrs ago, my fault I broke the tip off, and told the guys at Long Fin. He said go grab another rod, as they have a lifetime, then over the counter exchange/ warranty.

A Crucial also has the lifetime, someone just didn't want to replace it, unless it's BPS, they have a 1 yr. over the counter exchange, after that you have to go to Shimano.

17 Re: Removing Cork From A Rod on Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:44 pm

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IN2DEEP wrote:
Aquaholic38 wrote:
IN2DEEP wrote:If you modify that Clarus, you will be voiding the lifetime warranty
life time warranty? is it only on that model? I took gilbert`s shimano crucial cu-60MLA 6`0" cuz it broke in the middle and they told me it has one year warranty.
As far as I know, lifetime warranty on Clarus on up and a Crucial is higher up in the rod line.
Did Shimano tell you this?
yeah, i went to shimano cust. service on irvine to picck up my curado and showed the guy on the counter the rod. and thats what he said. may be i should call?

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18 Re: Removing Cork From A Rod on Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:46 pm

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A Shimano tech told you that..? Maybe they changed the warranty this year then..? I'd still call them to get confirmation on that.

19 Re: Removing Cork From A Rod on Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:49 pm

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Hammer 4 wrote:A Shimano tech told you that..? Maybe they changed the warranty this year then..? I'd still call them to get confirmation on that.
i will, see what happens

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20 Re: Removing Cork From A Rod on Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:08 pm

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Yeah, please let us know what the outcome is.

21 Re: Removing Cork From A Rod on Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:09 pm

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I think it's just you Eddie,

22 Re: Removing Cork From A Rod on Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:11 pm

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miller wrote:I think it's just you Eddie,
They couldn't understand him green happy J/K No really Rolling Eyes

23 Re: Removing Cork From A Rod on Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:20 pm

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All the way down to the Convergence
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24 Re: Removing Cork From A Rod on Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:52 pm

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IN2DEEP wrote:
miller wrote:I think it's just you Eddie,
They couldn't understand him green happy J/K No really Rolling Eyes


lol!

25 Re: Removing Cork From A Rod on Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:51 pm

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IN2DEEP wrote:
miller wrote:I think it's just you Eddie,
They couldn't understand him green happy J/K No really Rolling Eyes

hahaha I should`ve gone drunk and made more sence!!

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