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Hi

apologies in advance, as I know the answer to this is somewhere within the forum, but I can't for the life of me find it now that I need it...

I've been building a few rods recently with Prowrap Colourfast 862 Twilight Black, & am suffering from the wraps looking a kind of mid-grey, particularly under artificial light. This seems the same whether or not I used CP.

I recall reading a post, possibly from Stan, that suggested a particular thread, however I can't for the life of me find it - I seem to recall it might have been either Fuji or Pac-Bay Nylon (not NCP) that was recommended for a "proper" black...

Anyone able to advise, or point me to the posting...

Many thanks

Mart
 

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Was indeed myself. No idea why they give these names, it`s either black or it`s not black. The prowrap "twilight" is exactly the same as PacBay "midnight" black, both go grey especially in sunlight.

I use the Pacbay "midnight" black but in nylon, not the NCP and do not add any CP after wrapping. :):)

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Thanks Stan, much appreciated.

Just one more question, what do you do with under wraps to stop them moving if no cp?

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Thanks Stan, much appreciated.

Just one more question, what do you do with under wraps to stop them moving if no cp?

Cheers

Mart
Fair point, most underwraps I do are coated in CP to prevent movement. The ones in the picture above, black, I used metallic black and coated them with CP, simples !! Looks exactly the same as the nylon black when coated.:)

That`s another secret gone :eeks:
 

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Thanks Stan, purely by chance I just got some metallic black a couple of weeks back but not tried it yet...

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I bought 4 spools of Pac bay black but its not black its grey. I still used it but why do they lable it black when its grey ? If id wanted grey thread id have ordered it.
 

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I bought 4 spools of Pac bay black but its not black its grey. I still used it but why do they lable it black when its grey ? If id wanted grey thread id have ordered it.

They don`t label it black the call it "midnight black" which in itself is a hint that it`s :poop:. No idea why mind you except I reckon the manufacturer has simply screwed up with the colouring. :)
 
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