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#10974581 - 07/13/15 05:04 PM Preserving Sharpie autographs on rods
DAN-O Offline
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Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 2443
Loc: MANSFIELD, TEXAS, USA
Does anyone in the DFW have a way to preserve a Sharpie signature on a Rod? I am giving it to my dad as a present, but want to preserve Gary Klein's autograph first so that it will not fade or rub off over time. I think PROKOTE would do it, but need a spinning rod holder because it is self-leveling. Any rods builders around that could help me out please?

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#10974891 - 07/13/15 07:28 PM Re: Preserving Sharpie autographs on rods [Re: DAN-O]
Old Tracker Offline
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Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 71
Loc: Valley View TX

This should work; apply color preserver over the signature; I use Flex coat brand available from Barlow's (you can also use Elmer's glue watered down to a milk like thickness). This should protect the signature from solvents in the finish . Apply the finish (I use Flex-coat but Prokote should work) over the area, then use a hair dryer on hi to blow all of the excess finish from the rod. At this point you should be able to manually turn the rod 180 deg every 5 -10 minutes, after 30 min you start lengthening the time between turns. The hair dryer should have removed enough finish that it won't sag.
A card board box with V notches in the sides works great as rod a holder while you are turning the rod and will keep the excess finish from blowing everywhere.
Try this on a rod you don't care about with your own signature first.
If you have any questions send me a PM.
Let me know how it worked.

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#10975427 - 07/13/15 11:35 PM Re: Preserving Sharpie autographs on rods [Re: DAN-O]
DAN-O Offline
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Registered: 02/21/04
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Loc: MANSFIELD, TEXAS, USA
I will PM you tomorrow for more details. Really want this done right so that the signature lasts forever...if possible. It will be a forever reminder for the trip I have scheduled with Gary and dad in late November.

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#10975435 - 07/13/15 11:42 PM Re: Preserving Sharpie autographs on rods [Re: DAN-O]
Anchorman Offline
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Registered: 03/02/15
Posts: 1172
Loc: Small Town NE Texas
I would think a couple of coats of clear coat lacquer would work. But you would want to test it first.
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#10975748 - 07/14/15 08:33 AM Re: Preserving Sharpie autographs on rods [Re: DAN-O]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 3670
Loc: Longview, Tx
Devcon two ton 30 minute epoxy. It is what I and most other tackle makers use to clear coat crank baits. You can't beat the durable, high gloss finish.

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#10975778 - 07/14/15 08:46 AM Re: Preserving Sharpie autographs on rods [Re: DAN-O]
DAN-O Offline
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Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 2443
Loc: MANSFIELD, TEXAS, USA
Anything with acetone will streak the sharpie. Are they acetone free?

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#10975806 - 07/14/15 08:55 AM Re: Preserving Sharpie autographs on rods [Re: DAN-O]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
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Loc: Longview, Tx
D2T epoxy will not streak sharpie markings.

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#10977757 - 07/14/15 11:21 PM Re: Preserving Sharpie autographs on rods [Re: DAN-O]
03svtsnakevert Offline
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Registered: 04/05/12
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Loc: Copperas Cove, TX
If you could get it to me I would prokote it for you...I have a rod dryer

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#10977778 - 07/14/15 11:45 PM Re: Preserving Sharpie autographs on rods [Re: DAN-O]
HawgWrangler Offline
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Registered: 09/20/11
Posts: 116
Loc: Lake Lewisville
DAN-O,

I've done this twice, once myself and I used an automotive clear coat. The second time my firend that cusim paints crankbaits did it for me using the D2T Epoxy. Both ways, the most important thing was testing/practicing and using the shoe box with "V" notches cut in the ends to hold and spin the rod while coating/drying.

Good luck.
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#10978079 - 07/15/15 08:27 AM Re: Preserving Sharpie autographs on rods [Re: DAN-O]
DAN-O Offline
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Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 2443
Loc: MANSFIELD, TEXAS, USA
Thoughts on using clear shrink wrap?

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#10979797 - 07/15/15 09:45 PM Re: Preserving Sharpie autographs on rods [Re: DAN-O]
Pearlandtexan Offline
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Registered: 07/06/09
Posts: 428
Loc: Pearland/ Broaddus
Perma gloss might be an option......or lumiseal


Edited by Pearlandtexan (07/15/15 09:49 PM)
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#10980608 - 07/16/15 10:14 AM Re: Preserving Sharpie autographs on rods [Re: DAN-O]
DAN-O Offline
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Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 2443
Loc: MANSFIELD, TEXAS, USA
Decided to go with the D2T recommended above. It worked great. No Sharpie smears and hopefullt preserved now forever. Thanks for all recommendations.

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