Cleaning rod cork?

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Cleaning rod cork?

Post by jmb27 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:55 am

What do you use to clean the rod cork? How often do you apply U40?

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Re: Cleaning rod cork?

Post by fishingandfords » Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:15 am

Mr clean magic eraser. Done deal

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Re: Cleaning rod cork?

Post by GRH » Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:26 am

jmb27 wrote:What do you use to clean the rod cork? How often do you apply U40?
The link below is to an earlier thread that has some good information about cork handle maintenance:

http://forums.tackletour.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=34651

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Re: Cleaning rod cork?

Post by DougL58 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:20 am

fishingandfords wrote:Mr clean magic eraser. Done deal
X2

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Re: Cleaning rod cork?

Post by Montanaro » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:38 am

DougL58 wrote:
fishingandfords wrote:Mr clean magic eraser. Done deal
X2
X3

Don't know how it works but it'll clean anything

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Re: Cleaning rod cork?

Post by jmb27 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:44 am

Thanks for the info everyone...

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Re: Cleaning rod cork?

Post by Pegasus » Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:57 am

fishingandfords wrote:Mr clean magic eraser. Done deal
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Man, I think magic eraser is too harsh. I tried it once I didn't really like the results.
Dawn and a light scrubber sound like the ticket

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Re: Cleaning rod cork?

Post by rockchalk06 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:01 pm

Another vote for the Magic Eraser here. I soak it and use lightly as to not pull all the filler out.

This will be my first year with U-40. I was basically told put on one moderate coat and then reapply in a year.

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Re: Cleaning rod cork?

Post by GOOD YEAR 71 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:20 pm

Pegasus wrote:
fishingandfords wrote:Mr clean magic eraser. Done deal
Man, I think magic eraser is too harsh. I tried it once I didn't really like the results.
Dawn and a light scrubber sound like the ticket
I agree the coarse side is too abrasive, but not the sponge side. It's just a sponge. Warm water and Dawn, any surfactant should work, breaks down surface oil easily. Piece of cake.

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Re: Cleaning rod cork?

Post by Chode » Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:36 pm

GOOD YEAR 71 wrote:
Pegasus wrote:
fishingandfords wrote:Mr clean magic eraser. Done deal
Man, I think magic eraser is too harsh. I tried it once I didn't really like the results.
Dawn and a light scrubber sound like the ticket
I agree the coarse side is too abrasive, but not the sponge side. It's just a sponge. Warm water and Dawn, any surfactant should work, breaks down surface oil easily. Piece of cake.
def only use the spongy part and just wipe down like a baby's butt

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Re: Cleaning rod cork?

Post by KP Duty » Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:49 pm

Been using rod wrap about 15 years now, but before that it was a soft toothbrush. I went to rod wrap because I'm crazy ocd/add and no matter how careful I was I lost filler. I'm that guy who puts plastic mats over his carpet mats so they stay looking brand new, so I may be extreme.

On a side note; if I'm selling a rod, I'll tape off the butt cap and reel seat with masking tape and hit it with 1500 grit. It doesn't take any off really, but it smears fresh cork dust around and it looks new. Just pack it in the rod tube without touching the handle. My blanks and reels are cleaned with meguiars instant detailer and once a season get Klasse all-in-one.

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Re: Cleaning rod cork?

Post by basscattrent » Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:44 am

Mr :lol: generic clean :big grin: as I have been known to be a cheapskate on most things other than fishing equipment.

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