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Hi there everyone  , i have  about seven rods  with missing tips and/or rod guides    that i would like to repair  but  being  old and of very little  value i do not want to buy   anything expensive  to cover the threads  with  , my question is  to  those of you that have done  this before    can ordinary  wood varnish  do the job  or do i have to get  marine grade varnish ,  thank you for your reply .

  

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The problem is that there is flex in the rod & this will crack something like a wood varnish imo.

Id be more tempted to use an epoxy of some sort, maybe 2 part like araldite?

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Use thread filler to seal the thread, then use an epoxy rod binding finish. Buy them from a quality tackle store.

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48 minutes ago, Berleyguts said:

Use thread filler to seal the thread, then use an epoxy rod binding finish. Buy them from a quality tackle store.

Have to agree with this good advice 

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If they are old and hold no value, are they worth repairing?

As @Berleyguts suggested, use proper thread finish on the thread and rod finish like flex coat.

But personally i sand my graphite blanks to give a matte/flat finish.

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2 hours ago, leonardgid said:

Hi there everyone  , i have  about seven rods  with missing tips and/or rod guides    that i would like to repair  but  being  old and of very little  value i do not want to buy   anything expensive  to cover the threads  with  , my question is  to  those of you that have done  this before    can ordinary  wood varnish  do the job  or do i have to get  marine grade varnish ,  thank you for your reply .

  

if you just want to get them back to functional and don't care so much about looks, I'd go for a few coast of filler on the bindings followed by a few coats of rod varnish, Available from most tackle shops and not expensive.

 

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