Protecting Reel Seats

By Gerald L. Myers

Here's a tip from the Volume 4 - Issue #5 issue of RodMaker magazine:

RodMaker Magazine

"Normally I use reel seats with gold hoods. In order to protect them during various rod building tasks I will use masking tape on the hoods in order to protect them from scratches, flue, etc. I have had two expensive rods ruined by taping directly on the hoods. Pieces of the gold plating came off when the masking tape was removed. Since using the wax paper over the hoods and then taping over that, I have not had any further problems. A man taking my basic rod building classes informed me that he had done electro-plating for years and that even finger prints on the metal before electro-plating could cause the plating not to stick in those areas." ~ Gerald L. Myers. . . Lewistown, OH

Publishers note:

If you have any tips or techniques, send them along! Help out your fellow rodmakers! ~ Publisher, FAOL

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