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 Post subject: Cork Repair?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:39 pm 
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Has anyone here tried filling a hole in cork grip with wood filler? Do I need some kind of sealer after drying and sanding? Does it work worth a durn, or should I send it back for warranty repair?


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 Post subject: Re: Cork Repair?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:53 pm 
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Yeah, you will need to sand and put a coating on the grip to keep the wood filler in the hole.The draw back here is that you may not like the feel of the grip once it is sealed. You might wrap sheet foam around the grip instead

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 Post subject: Re: Cork Repair?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:00 pm 
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JT -- what about Doug J's advice to sand down cork, mix it with glue, and put it in? Would that be any different? Would I still need to put a sealant on it since it's just basically cork? You're my mentor, Dude. I trust what you have to say on the matter.


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 Post subject: Re: Cork Repair?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:11 am 
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Here’s a pretty good summary of your options Phil. I have an old 4wt and cork is showing it’s age. I found this a while back but I have not done anything yet. Do some before and after pics I’m curious how it’ll come out.

http://blog.mudhole.com/repair-fishing- ... es-winter/

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 Post subject: Re: Cork Repair?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:32 am 
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Use sticky tape designed for tennis racquets or golf clubs if you don't mind the look

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 Post subject: Re: Cork Repair?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:51 am 
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Doug J 's idea is sound.That tennis racket tape that Brock mentioned is what I meant when I said to wrap it with sheet foam. That is also a good idea because you can get a good grip on the rod.

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 Post subject: Re: Cork Repair?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:07 pm 
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I would go with the wood filler as shown on the Mudhole link. It will fill any little holes no problem and should stay in place. The problem I see with the tape is it not sticking after a while and coming undone. Plus starting it and ending it may look a little off beat. The one thing with the wood filler is that its harder then cork so sanding it down you have to take your time that you don't sand more of the cork then you do the filler. Get it on as smooth as possible right off and if need be lightly hit it with sand paper before its totally dry and then finish sand after its cured.


Just read Phils post again, If its under warranty I wouldn't fool around with it just let them handle it. You playing around with it may void any future warranty.


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 Post subject: Re: Cork Repair?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:36 pm 
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What brand of rod is it? If it’s a Scott then break the tip send it back and they will more than likely send you a brand new rod.


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 Post subject: Re: Cork Repair?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:24 am 
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bream wrote:
What brand of rod is it? If it’s a Scott then break the tip send it back and they will more than likely send you a brand new rod.


It's an Orvis Zero Gravity rod -- bought it on the cheap after the first Helios rods came out years ago. I don't know how much the "lifetime warranty" would actually cost, but I think it's around $60. Worse, it takes 4-6 weeks. I wouldn't purposefully break it to send it back, JJ. You know me better than that. Heh.


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 Post subject: Re: Cork Repair?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:28 am 
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Phil call Orvis. Don’t tell them you got I cheap or anything just explain you’re not happy with the quality of the product and I’m sure they’ll make it right. I worked there for a while and the goal was always to make people happy I’m not sure about how long the repair would take but I’m sure they’d fix it. You might even go over to the shop in Foscoe and see what they can do. You paid for the warranty in the price of the rod so you might as well use it.

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