Seeker CEX Ulua 93H Pic Heavy!! “Maraca” Customer Rebuild

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Good Afternoong Guys!

**Pictures uploaded out of order**

Finally had some time to take on some projects for some customers.

On the lathe this week is a 9’3” CEX Ulua 93H

I affectionately named this rod “The Maraca” as there was a tint Bit of loose epoxy from the buttcap that broke lose and made a little rattle noise that has since been removed.

This rod had a little bit of a rough life. It has been well fished, as all rods should be!

The first step was to remove the handle, guides, thread and excess epoxy.

Use just a tiny bit of heat to soften up the epoxy and I run a new razor blade along the foot of the guides.

Once the guide is off, the real work begins...

Peeling off the thread, strand by strand as to avoid damaging the rod with a blade.

Next is the sanding!

I use acetone to soften up the epoxy and a 500grit wet sand to get all the old coating off then 600-800-1000 to smooth it out.

Applied 3 coats of CPXtra with a foam brush.

Installed 32”handle w/winding check.
Will add turkshead towards the end.

Voodoo Black Charcoal Size D
Gudebrod Size D Nylon in navy blue. Not sure what color code. My last 100yd spool.

Guides will be Alps XN’s in black.

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hudamang

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It's pretty f'n cool to see your passion for this hobby include slaying fish, acquiring lots of cool gear, to full on restoration on blanks/rods. This thread is proof that you don't own 100% of the CEX rods out there yet even though they might all be at your house haha.

Beautiful rebuilt!
 
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Sep 10, 2016
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It's pretty f'n cool to see your passion for this hobby include slaying fish, acquiring lots of cool gear, to full on restoration on blanks/rods. This thread is proof that you don't own 100% of the CEX rods out there yet even though they might all be at your house haha.

Beautiful rebuilt!

Haha not even close to 100%....

One day I’ll have some good ones. 🤣
 
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