[QUOTE= I know standard procedure is to dip, wrap then coat the wraps. But has anyone tried putting the eyes on then dipping, thereby coating the rod and the wraps in one step? This of course would be a bamboo rod.[/QUOTE]
That may standard procedure for you, but not for me and a lot of folks. I wrap the guides, then finish the guide wraps using this method..
Then dip the entire rod. I like the look of the rod and wraps having a unified finish. That being said, the last couple of rods I have built ave been impregnated and then polished, guides wrapped and then just finish the guide wraps. The matte finish blank is kinda growing on me...
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