Two Questions

Bill A

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Nov 28, 2006
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Bend Oregon
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Bill
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16 foot skiff
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My first question is what the best way is to get rod finish to cure evenly with no lumps. I was planning to use Duragloss finish from the Cabelas Tackle Craft Catalog.
My second question is how you guys label your blanks with a person's name so that the printing/ lettering comes out looking so good. Do you write on a piece of scotch tape on a flat surface and then transfer it onto the blank? Also once the lettering is applied to the blank, do you just apply rod finish over the top of it?
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</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Thanks so much for the help. I have really admired a lot of your work you have shown on this site. Several of you guys are incredibly talented. Thanks so much, Bill
 

No fences

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Feb 25, 2006
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Over there
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Adam Henry
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21' Triumph CC, Malibu yak
My handwriting is terrrible. Try decal connection for made to order waterslides . It really adds a clean touch and they run about 4.00 a piece
 

Zombie

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Aug 21, 2006
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Randy
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Bennington
Bill,
To answer your first question, I use Aftcote finish and apply it with Testor's paint brushes. Once the area is covered I spread the finish using long lenghwise strokes. Once that's pretty even I hit the surface edge very briefly with a heat gun again using lengthwise strokes. The finish will thin just a bit with the heat then I pretty much leave it alone until it cures.

On your second question, I make my own decals on an Alps printer. I create the design, name, or whatever on a logo program then print it out to size. I give the decal a coat of Krylon clear and let it dry overnight. Next day it's ready to go on the rod and get finish on it.

That's just the way I do it, other guys may do it differently. Hope it helps, Randy.