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RBF: Lamiglas LTD blank problem
Posted 27 April 2014 - 08:21 PM
About 5 or 10 years ago I noticed that the bare blank between the wraps looks 'flakey', like cellophane peeling off. There isn't anything actually coming off, but it has that appearance. If I wipe the rod with liquid, like alcohol, naphtha, or water the effect disappears and looks normal, like it had for the first 15-20 years. As soon as the liquid evaporates, the effect returns. There was no finish applied to the blank between the wraps.
I tried waxing a section but that didn't help. I thought of applying a thin epoxy finish but if it didn't work then I'd have it sealed underneath.
Anyone ever come across this before and know how to fix it, or how not to?
I tried taking pictures of the rod but the effect doesn't show up in pics, but here they are anyway.
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