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    Re: Shoulda gone fishing

    it happens... i have built hundreds of rods over the years and i have had a few oops....
    if you fish for trout you will catch trout!! if you fish for steelhead you might catch steelhead!!

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    Re: Shoulda gone fishing

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    Last edited by monkey916; 01-16-2017 at 07:25 PM.
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    Re: Shoulda gone fishing

    Live and learn as they say. My experimental epoxy mix is setting up just fine after less than 2 hours. Nothing wrong with the U-40. Operator error all the way. Oh well there are some rain days coming up so I will now have something else to do.
    I did a little reading and the general opinion is there is no shelf life on the rod finish epoxies so I don't really need to worry the material going bad.
    Last edited by Grncrestliner; 01-16-2017 at 05:56 PM.

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    Shoulda gone fishing

    I started building a rod on Friday and I have the lower section built and wrapped. I mixed the U-40 Dura-Gloss at noon and applied it to the wraps on the lower half. It has not even begun to set up after almost 5 hours on the turner. The liquid left in my plastic mixing cup is still free flowing, not even sticky yet. The only thing I can come up with is I put 2 parts out of the same bottle and not 1 part hardner and 1 part resin. I know for sure I put the hardner in the cup and maybe I put in 2 parts hardner and no resin. I had a problem with a sticky syringe and went to get a new pack so I walked away and came back. I am just guessing at this point anyway. I am now cleaning the threads with thinner and going to start over on another day. I think the only way I can make sure all of the bad epoxy is gone is to replace all of the thread and start over. No material wasted just time. I am glad I did not try an intricate pattern, I just kept it simple with only 2 colors of thread. Not my first build by any means but my first big OOPS.

    I also just mixed a small batch of the U-40 just now to see if it sets up tonight.

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