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   Old Thread  #15 6 Apr 2021 at 7.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That was the done thing at one time

I bought a couple of 10 foot HiS rods, got some large clear shrink tube of the bay and did them, looked very good to me, got slated by Gerry though for not getting the true feel of the cork and the blank

Removed t when I flogged them, looked like new
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   Old Thread  #14 6 Apr 2021 at 5.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #13 6 Apr 2021 at 4.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The home bargain ones are called erase away in cleaning section. cut a piece off dip in water , light rub job done 👍
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   Old Thread  #12 6 Apr 2021 at 2.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Thanks all, the plastic is off. With lockdown and self isolating, the rods haven't been on the bank yet, so no harm done.
Just need a magic sponge now from Home Bargains!
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   Old Thread  #11 6 Apr 2021 at 12.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Take it off, very bad idea to leave it on
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   Old Thread  #10 5 Apr 2021 at 2.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #9 4 Apr 2021 at 2.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Never leave the plastic on , water gets behind and rots the cork due to being permanantly wet.When i did refurbs i did hundreds due to this.
Get yourself a magic sponge ,1 in home bargain and will last years gets them looking like new again.
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   Old Thread  #8 4 Apr 2021 at 2.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No point of having lovely cork and then ruin it with plastic coating.
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   Old Thread  #7 4 Apr 2021 at 1.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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These are second hand so they have the plastic removed already. Stunning rods so I want to protect them and keep them looking beautiful.
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   Old Thread  #6 4 Apr 2021 at 1.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I do,I have a pair of torrix custom 10 and leave the plastic on Also just had a pair of Nash dwarf cork 6 for travelling light and I keep plastic on them too.
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   Old Thread  #5 4 Apr 2021 at 1.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Does everyone leave the clear plastic on the cork or remove it?
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   Old Thread  #4 4 Apr 2021 at 1.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I leave mine as they come and when they get grubby, a soap filled Brillo pad brings them up like new
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   Old Thread  #3 4 Apr 2021 at 12.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I use gun oil on mine 👍
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   Old Thread  #2 4 Apr 2021 at 12.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Baby wipes clean them up nicely
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   Old Thread  #1 4 Apr 2021 at 12.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi guys.
I'm getting a new set of torrix with Cork handles. Had Cork handles for years and they always get a bit grubby even with regular wipe downs etc. Do you guys use anything to seal or protect them? Also, is it possible to give them a very light sanding and the coat with anything?
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Jez Walker
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