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Old 07-23-09, 07:28 PM   #1
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Question Cleaning Cork Rod Handles - How?

Any advice on how to best do that?
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Old 07-23-09, 07:39 PM   #2
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Bleach will do it. Some might say it dries the cork a little much though.
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Any advice on how to best do that?
But if you clean the handles, how will you get your hands to smell so nice when you get home?
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Fish with 'em in the rain! Or just put them outside in the rain.
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Rubbing Alchohol
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Old 07-23-09, 09:40 PM   #6
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I was wondering the same thing! I'll try that ory!
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magic eraser.works wonders.
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No matter what you try to clean it with just make sure that it doesn't leave the handle slick. You don't want to make it so slippery that it is tough to hang on to while fishing.
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Old 07-24-09, 12:44 PM   #9
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Toothpaste. Very fine abrasive, apply without water with a cloth, then rinse clean. Leaves your cork "MINTY FRESH"
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Ahhh Yes, something else to help ease the cabin fever that I will be having this winter.


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Ahhh Yes, something else to help ease the cabin fever that I will be having this winter.


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If you want to get them to look brand new, so you can distinctly see the seems between the cork rings, you'll need to use a 600 or 800 grit sand paper, then use cork sealer, otherwise using hot water and a drop of mild dish detergent and scrub with a dish brush. That will do the trick, just don't soak the handles in the water just run it under quickly to get it wet. At least I've been happy with the results but on some of my older rods that had extensive use I had to wash them twice.
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That, plus re-organizing your tackle (5-6 times), reading old Bass Masters magazines (10-12 times per magazine), and surfing Bassfishin.com (200-250 times per week). Meanwhile, us southern folks will be bundled up for bad weather in jeans and windbreakers out on the lake.

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If you get really bored, Woody...you can help me install a 175 on the butt of my beast. (Wow...that sounds terrible...yet I still refuse to delete it...). I'm hoping Santa can fit one down my chimney this year.
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Any advice on how to best do that?
why??




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us southern folks will be bundled up for bad weather in jeans and windbreakers out on the lake.

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yeah we may just have to be FORCED to fish in the snow.umm in january.





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why??






yeah we may just have to be FORCED to fish in the snow.umm in january.





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Catch anything?

Dang zook, you really are crazy! haha
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Dang zook, you really are crazy! haha

of course i caught fish-like duh!!!-

crazy?? ya think??

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A cold, I'm sure.
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Because the cork handles on one of my rods has remnants of oil-based scent, line conditioner, and insect repellent.
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Cleaning my rod handles would be like not wearing my special Haynes' socks with the hole for my supersized right index toe. It might change my luck. But good point Stew.
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crazy?? ya think??

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I just used a small light application of fine steel wool and the cork was like new again.
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