Rehabbing Old Glass

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  1. eric perez

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    Hello...

    I have some old rods... mainly E Glass or S Glass... that Im looking to clean up a littler for my son to use... make em look nice. Is there a product that anyone has used to remove blemishes and haziness from the glass coat and blanks? Maybe something like a car wax or a light polishing compound or something? Im assuming anything abrasive is a no go...

    lemme know if you Guys have McGyvered anything for this app??

    appreciate it...

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    Flexcoat is just reapplied.
     
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    swami 805 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Fresh flex coat for the wraps, Mop-N-Glow on the blank part will shine it up.
     
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    I actually polish the blank to see how the original gloss coat is holding up. If it is obviously toast,I sand with 600 or 800 grit wet/dry sandpaper. Rinse,and then use CPXtra to provide a very thin coat or two of finish before rewrapping. Thread finish,for the most part,is not necessarily the best option. Hence,my suggestion for CPXtra. I actually prefer to remove and replace the guides. I do this before I refinish the blank. If the rod isn't very old and the guides are in good shape. Just polish it all and decide from there which way is best for you.
     
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    Watch Saltydawg's videos using CPXTRA. Very helpful, and produces great results. Have done it many times, not too tough, take your time, and do exactly what he says.
     
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    X2 on saltdawgs video if you're going to strip it and re wrap it, CPXTRA works great. A lot of work if the rods are nothing special though, pretty much like building a new rod. A couple bucks for some Mop-N-Glow for a quick blow over.
     
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    thanks Guys... appreciate the responses... Ill check out the video and try some of this stuff out... see how it goes... heres a couple... original Sabre Grafast blanks... custom wrapped... 7'0" 15-40... 30 years old... they still fish perfect... have caught a crap ton of fish on em... just want to do a little refurb... and theyll go for another 30 years!

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    Heat gun really helps getting thread and epoxy off.
     
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    I have a few grafast rods and the glass is hazy. Haven’t figured out a way to get them clear again. I’ve sanded the finish off and it helped a little but not much. Still fish nice though
     

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