painting a rod for teaching purposes

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painting a rod for teaching purposes

Post Number:#1  Postby windknotz88 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:21 pm

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I'm looking to paint up one of my old rods for teaching purposes. Doesn't have to be pretty so long as my students can see it well and it shows up on camera. I want to do it to my six weight TFO BVK. Now, what paint brand and type should I use, how should I prime it, and will i need some steel wool to sort of rough it up so the paint sticks> If so what kind of steel wool, specifically. links would be much appreciated.
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Post Number:#2  Postby VGB » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:31 pm

I have only painted fibre glass not graphite that have stood the test of time. I rubbed down the blank with fine wet and dry to take the original varnish off, which left a surface that was sufficiently rough to act as a key for the paint, so I didn't have to use primer. I put on a couple of coats and left the paint for about a week before using metallic paint t-cut to smooth the finish. I washed off any residue and left the paint a couple more days to stabilise. I finished with a couple more coats of clear lacquer polyurethane varnish and another quick go over with the t-cut. The paint and lacquer were bog standard car products. Allowing the paint to dry and stabilise before polishing down and a dust free environment seemed to be the key to a good finish. I would recommend a couple of practices on some broken rods first.

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Post Number:#3  Postby Paul Arden » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:41 am

Make sure that you first clean the blank with alcohol to remover any grease from fingers etc. Are you planning on stripping the blank first?

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Post Number:#4  Postby windknotz88 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:37 pm

I've been told to rough it up a little with either #4 steel wool or 400 grit sand paper to strip the finish and help the paint stick. What brand/type paint should I use?and what brand/type sealant?
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Post Number:#5  Postby windknotz88 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:48 pm

Oh and no, I'm not totally stripping it, just covering the guide sections with putty and tape. Only doing segmented of white, as it should be quicker and the zebra look should provide a lot of contrast for the students to see better.
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Post Number:#6  Postby Lasse Karlsson » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:56 pm

Is it important that it lasts?
Otherwise, as Paul says make sure the blank is degreased, then just spraypaint it. Thin coats until its covered.
Use a spraypaint from the automotive field.

Before I got my hands on factory made white rods, I spraypainted my teaching rods that way. It will wear of where the line touches alot, but so does the paint on factory rods. Just repaint the parts if needed.


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Post Number:#7  Postby VGB » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:13 pm

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Post Number:#8  Postby Bernd Ziesche » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:48 am

There is a fine Hot Torpedo available in white color. :cool: Love it! :yeahhh:
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