Trim Shrink Tube at Butt Wrap?

Jun 25, 2008
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Should I trim the shrink tube? How much? Flush? And how far up should I flow the epoxy. Thanks for not laughing at my first cross pattern.
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dalurker
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i float the clear over the whole thing... but that's me...

you do what you think you'd like... hell, IT'S A CUSTOM!!

welcome to the world o' "Custom Rod Insanity"!

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    Me I’d put it on over the finished epoxy so it looks like it does now. That way when you change the cork tape it’s easy. Reapply the cork and new shrink tubing and bam done. Or go Turks head which is what I prefer to do.
     
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    @classtimesailer :
    if you're goin' the Turks Head route, there's no need for shrink tube. waste of $$.

    seeing that you already have it applied, go ahead and cover the shrink tube with a Turks Head for a nice finish to your corktape handle.

    your next question will inevitably be how to finish the Turks Head... that's another post.
     
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    Turks overlaps the end of the cork and the rod covering the transition. Use tarred siene no need to treat it with anything. No shrink tube underneath. Just tighten the hell out of it.
     
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