STAN M· Registered
First off be prepared to be careful and have patience. Use a very sharp Stanley type blade and small areas at a time holding the blade vertical (guillotine style) and gently scrape the varnish off along the length of the rod. You could well go through a few blades just keep using sharp ones. Dont flatten the blade at all or you can dig into the blank. Then you can give it a final clean off with wet and dry, (preferably wet) starting around the 600 - 800 gauge and moving up to 1600 - 2000.Purchased a second hand rod today, on the tip section the upper layer of laquer/varnish is flaking off, my question is how do I get it all off? Is there any technique or material I can use to this effect?
Thanks in advance.
If I`m rubbing a fly rod I can go to 5000 or even 8000 gauge micro mesh.
Have fun it`s a pain in the butt of a job :blink: