How could I forget you dude, my bad bro!!! Probably cause you're messing with the big boys in the offshore forum....you can do either way.
sometimes i do, other times just wrap without finish till end.
we usually can put a coat of CP on threads, then guide and finish.
If only I had that luxury, or the motivation to get up an hour earlier. Haha...build in the morning
That's a good point - I really want to strip a few of my older rods and rewrap them but the entire process of taking a razor blade to the blank is a scary proposition...It will make it easier to replace a Bad Guide down the Road.
I never do -- I just do the underwrap, do the overwrap over it (dry), and then finish the whole schmear at once. I have nowhere near enough time to do multiple coats of thread epoxy.Stupid question - underwraps - coat of finish before installing the guides??
I should really stop by. I'll wait until I have few builds 100% done, then I will bring them over and you can rip me apart.....NO FEAR....stop over i will give you something to use..take the fear away.
I am doing D over the A underwrap. I don't even really know why I am doing an underwrap to be honest. No buttwrap, nothing fancy, just black stealth surf stick. Hell, I would even attach my VS with electrical tape if the reel wasn't a rod whore...Dark gray under on black over....I never do -- I just do the underwrap, do the overwrap over it (dry), and then finish the whole schmear at once. I have nowhere near enough time to do multiple coats of thread epoxy.
For me, the big benefit of coating the underwraps is that doing so allows you to use thinner thread on the overwrap. Take a saltwater boat rod, for example, that you want to do an underwrap on: you really don't need anything heavier than Size A thread on the overwrap, but it's very hard (at least it is for me) to wrap A thread directly over an A underwrap. To get around this, I usually use Size C or even Size D for the overwrap, as the larger threads don't get "caught" in the grooves of the underwrap. If you finish the underwrap, using A on the overwrap is a piece of cake.
But to me the extra time isn't worth it -- I wrap everything first, and then finish everything all at once, with a single application of Threadmaster High Build. This has worked great for me.