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typhoon

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Re: cleaning cork ?
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2011, 05:23:25 PM »

Toothbrush, baking soda and water to start. Stains deeper in pits would need to be sanded out as described by others.
Bleaching cork results in a very brittle product and should be avoided.
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Re: cleaning cork ?
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2011, 05:54:51 PM »

this hurts to read. you're gonna end up staining it yourself anyway, who cares
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Re: cleaning cork ?
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2011, 12:23:51 AM »

just put a cork in it,  :o ;D  and just buy a NEW rod and forget about it and stain you own cork, geez.. ???.they arent that expensive... ???....holmes*
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Re: cleaning cork ?
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2011, 04:50:18 PM »

when ur 14 and dont got a job they are ^ coho
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Re: cleaning cork ?
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2011, 10:06:02 PM »

when ur 14 and dont got a job they are ^ coho

oh really? cause yesterday somebody gave me a phone call braggin how they have $300 in there pocket and talking about buying a new sage or loomis baitcasting rod? must be another friend of mine named rylee  ::)  ;)

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Re: cleaning cork ?
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2011, 10:27:13 PM »

Save your money, polish up the HMX and it will serve you well
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Ken D

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Re: cleaning cork ?
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2011, 09:07:24 AM »

Use a scrub brush, dishwashing soap and warm water in the laundry/bath tub first.  If that doesn't work try an SOS pad with a dry bleach type product like Ajax or Comet.  Last thing you want to do is replace the cork - BIG bucks :)

I'd second the spendy part. I'm the only commercial game in town up here, and ~attempt~ not to get stupid with pricing. Except for corkwork. The work is not hard, or technically challenging, but spendy for what it is.  I request 4.00 an inch for repair corkwork, a little less for fresh, as it's in the package price of a new rod.
And folks are happy to pay that, as it's lower than other places, and no mailaway costs or delay in the transport system.
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