Here's a question from the January/February 2000 issue of RodMaker magazine:
"I have considerable problems with epoxy and rod finish but
almost none with color preserver. Couldn't I just keep on
putting on more and more coats of color preserver until I got
a thicker coating and be just as well off as if I had used
Epoxy? Brett. . . Birmingham, AL
Allow me to reiterate something Randall Kaufmann once said
and which would be appropriate in your case- "You can get
away with almost anything, but there will be some drawbacks."
The fact is, color preserver will serve as a fair finishing
medium, but only for a while. There are no color preservatives
of which I am aware that were designed to be used as a final
top coat on thread wraps. So the long term durability of color
preserver used in such a manner is very suspect. While it will
get you by in an emergency or as a temporary spot repair, I
wouldn't recommend it as a final finish.
I think you could learn to achieve good results with epoxy rod finish
with some practice and adequate background information on its use.
If that still doesn't appeal to you, why not try one of the
Urethane wrap finishes which are as easy to apply as color
preserver but will give you a much better and longer lasting
finish. ~ Tom Kirkman
If you have any tips or techniques, send them
along! Help out your fellow rodmakers!
~ Publisher, FAOL