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I have noticed that as I upgrade my rods more of them have cork grips not foam. Other than washing them after each use with water is there anything that I could put on the cork to keep it from drying out?
Would washing with a mild soap be helpful or would it dry it out even more?
 

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gotta use cork seal on them it helps them last longer ,I put one coat on and that is it .when it get old and dirty ookin I take a very fine sand paper and sand it down a bit then reapply
 

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I make custom rods and use only cork for grips. I have rods that are 30 years old and dont have any problems whatsoever. I bought the cork sealer but never use it. I have resanded the cork with 400 grit sandpaper but it really didn't need it. What I do is wash the rods with a garden hose and brush the handles with tire brush and kitchen bab-o.
 

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The cork from 30 years ago is not the same as teh cork today. GRanted, if you don't take care of the cork, leave it out in teh sun, etc - it will get screwed up. Take care of it, adn it will last a long, long time.
 

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filo1 wrote:
Where would I get something like that?

Bait and tackle shop, Cabelas, BPS, other?
I buy it from janns net craft ,it is only 5 bucks and you can do about 20 rods
 
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