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RBF: Replacing thin cork on old metal rod handles


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:05 PM

I've accumulated several older hollow metal rods that have sections of cork missing or disintegrating on the handle. The cork is only 1/8"-3/16" thick with a thick 1/2"-5/8" diameter wood bushing underneath. The wood appears to go under the metal reel seat.

I'm wondering if anyone else has restored these and if there's a different procedure than the normal method which would be dealing with very thin fragile sections of cork.



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