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I'm wondering if I should use the cork sealer on all my new rods? Does anyone else do this? There is a sealer made for cork on fishing rod handles.

I use my rods for a very long time. I figure since my new rods cost a little more why not seal the cork handle?

Good ideas? Or not a good idea?

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Also like to seal mine... stay quite a bit cleaner and dirt wipes right off.

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I'm wondering if I should use the cork sealer on all my new rods? Does anyone else do this? There is a sealer made for cork on fishing rod handles.

I use my rods for a very long time. I figure since my new rods cost a little more why not seal the cork handle?

Good ideas? Or not a good idea?

What's the name of the dealer you use?

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I seal all my cork handles before they ever get to the water.

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What's the name of the dealer you use?

U-40 is what most people use.

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I'm wondering if I should use the cork sealer on all my new rods? Does anyone else do this? There is a sealer made for cork on fishing rod handles.

I use my rods for a very long time. I figure since my new rods cost a little more why not seal the cork handle?

Good ideas? Or not a good idea?

Very good idea...:Victory:

Seal them all up with U-40 cork sealer as stated....

 

Tight Lines! :fishing1:

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U-40 all of mine (it helps me catch bigger fish)

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I do. U-40 as mentioned above.

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I don't but that i because i don't like cork handles except on my fly rods and i haven't sealed those....i figure the added grime acts as a sealant by itself and can easily be cleaned with a little fine sandpaper if i feel so inclined to do so.

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Blood and fish slime seem to keep cork good for decades.

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can i buy cork sealer at any local dealer like a ace hardware or lowes? i tried looking online but everything has to be shipped for the-40

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can i buy cork sealer at any local dealer like a ace hardware or lowes? i tried looking online but everything has to be shipped for the-40

 

No, but I can suggest if you have any specialty fishing shops in your area, any rod builders, etc., they might have, or be able to get it for you.

 

I bought it from a local fishing shop here in VA.

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No, but I can suggest if you have any specialty fishing shops in your area, any rod builders, etc., they might have, or be able to get it for you

 

I bought it from a local fishing shop here in VA.

Oh good,idea i think delaware tackle lives really close. That could be an option. I just checked walmart, lowes, hone deopt nada

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EBay or Amazon U40 cork sealer

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I just clean them every now and then with magic eraser, I don't seal them.

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I don't seal mine, I don't like the finish that it leaves behind. Besides with a piece of scotchbrite, a little dish soap and some elbow grease they will look brand new in 5 minutes

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1. Clean if dirty with

 

http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Amagic%20erasers

 

2. Seal with

 

http://www.u-40.com/corkseal.html

 

One coat is all you need.

 

Some manufactures seal cork prior to selling, others don't you can ask the manufacturer, since only one coat is recommended on initial seal.

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