Capt Neil, I have a custom rod, Ugly Stik blank. It has become dull and I was wondering if it can be restored. It was a gift from my nephew, and the rod builder passed away, so it has sentemental value. any suggestions? Steve
Are all the components in good shape, not damaged?
With out seeing the rod and assuming all is in good order I would take rod in shower and wash it in warm water(using soap and face cloth). Rinse good and dry. Let sit a day.
Spray Pledge (furniture polish) on a soft cloth and wipe it all over the rod. This will bring shine back if finished is in good shape.
If the finish is in bad shape I would wipe the rod down with 91% isopropol alcohol. Light brade the wraps with a scotch pad(about 400-600 grit) and clean again with alcohol. Then apply a coat of epoxy finish to the wraps and blank area if need be. Let dry for several days and then apply a coat of wax to the rod.
You can call me or email me if you need more info.
Have Fun Fishing. Capt Neil
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