The Valhalla Sword

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steelfish

Quote from: Donnyboat on May 27, 2022, 10:22:46 PMwere can I get it & what quantities can we buy it in, keep well, cheers Don.

hey compadre, you can get Epoxy D-II with the guys of voodoorods.com

https://voodoorods.com/t/diamond-ii-epoxy


thanks for the comments amigo.
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Donnyboat

Thanks for the update, only just got back to this, cheers Don.
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also if I buy to much of the diamond ii epoxy, will it set in the container, I see they sell it in a 2oz pack or a 32 oz pack, 32 oz maybe to much for us hobby blokes, but 2oz not quite enough, cheers Don.
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steelfish

Don

if 2oz is too small for you, you can 4oz or 8oz kit, the epoxy will not set in the container as long as you dont mix the two parts.
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thorhammer

Quote from: Breadfan on May 27, 2022, 01:59:56 PM@Breadfan, yes amigo thats epoxy on both sides of the reelseat, I call them "epoxy bumps", are made just like the epoxy ramps, not much detail to add on them other than clean the part on the shrink tube where you are going to pour some epoxy really good with DNA in order to clean the zone from any grease or contamination and get that even job on the epoxy, (secret here so, sshhh) I dont do them on every rod but only on the ones that I need to cover some mistakes or "details" (that dont pass my OCD) with the connection of the shrink tube and reelseat  ;D  8)

Oh, I get that. That was the reason I was asking. Every now and then mine don't look just the way I want it to and this makes it all come together. Thank you for explaining this. It is stored away in my head for future builds when its called for.

Compadre, outstanding work! Something I do on those ramps: One coat to get a profile. Paint black with testor's. Second coat (I prefer D2 as well these days) to finish. Gives a really nice, professional look, whether I'm going on cord, cork or shrink. Very difficult to get an exact straight edge on heat shrink, let alone cork tape, and cord is going to be asymmetrical due to whip pull. This is very important; fish WILL NOT bite on rods with crappy grip transitions. Fact.

steelfish

Quote from: thorhammer on June 21, 2022, 06:48:35 PMCompadre, outstanding work! Something I do on those ramps: One coat to get a profile. Paint black with testor's. Second coat (I prefer D2 as well these days) to finish. Gives a really nice, professional look

thanks Amigo, thats a nice tip


Quote from: thorhammer on June 21, 2022, 06:48:35 PMfish WILL NOT bite on rods with crappy grip transitions. Fact.

yep, its an established fact, so, please dont do it.
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