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U-40 cork seal good idea on a 894NRX rod ?

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I want my cork to look good for a long time on my new loomis NRX rod thing was 600$ so i would like to not mess it up I ordered some u-40 cork seal good or bad idea and why ?

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It will do the trick for you. I use it on my cork rods, 

including a St. Croix Legend Tournament. Keeps it

in good shape.

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It'll keep the cork looking and feeling like new.  You can easily remove it with Magic Eraser or fine grit sandpaper.

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I use it on all of my cork handles too.

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I use it on all *my* rods.  Rods that I purchased at retail.  For rods sent to me for evaluation, I leave them unfinished since I want to know how they hold up, and be able to report back to you all on that detail.

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Agree, good stuff.  Only one coat, as the instructions state.  Two will not be better.

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2 hours ago, J Francho said:

It'll keep the cork looking and feeling like new.  You can easily remove it with Magic Eraser or fine grit sandpaper.

The magic eraser won’t mess up the cork?

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Nope.  I use it to clean old cork, and then seal it.

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I have had a few experiences with U40 that I will detail for those considering using U40. From my experience with the Megabass Destroyer USA and NRX models it shows all the imperfections in the cork, however, it does protect the cork from mud, dirt, debris from getting into the cork. Ultimately, I think that U40 is a great product that does the job it was designed to do. Has anyone else had the same experience? I bought a NRX 853C and the cork looked flawless however after applying U40 the cork didn't look as good. I however would still recommend it!

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9 minutes ago, J Francho said:

Nope.  I use it to clean old cork, and then seal it.

I've used mineral spirits in the past, but like the idea of a magic eraser better.

 

I have noticed that U-40 seems to make the dark spots on cork look even darker.

 

Where's the best place to get U-40 now.  Recently when I've looked online the shipping was more expensive than the product itself.

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Mineral spirits will remove the wood filler, too.  Magic Eraser is a less harsh.  I usually bundle the U-40 in with a bait order from TW.

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44 minutes ago, J Francho said:

Mineral spirits will remove the wood filler, too.  Magic Eraser is a less harsh.  I usually bundle the U-40 in with a bait order from TW.

Even though the MS recommendation was from a trusted source (that I don't remember), I had some doubt.  Magic erasers sound great - what won't those things clean :)  

 

 

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I use denatured alcohol from my painting  stuff.  Cleans real good and dries immediately so will not dissolve any filler.

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When I bought my NRX 894, I ordered U-40 with it. No problems at all although I was worried I'd mess up the application. Very easy to apply. I used it on a few other rods before I did something to dry out the tub of u-40.

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I should mention, don't toss the Styrofoam seal.  Gently peel it back, and stick it in the lid.  That'll keep it from drying out.  I know from experience.  Very disappointing to go to seal cork, and its dry.

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i clean the cork with Dawn soap and warm water, let dry and apply a coat of U40 on all of my rods.

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I agree it does what it is supposed to do. It does change the look of the cork and in my experience the feel slightly.  Having said that I always use it on new cork!

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