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Cleaning cork #14203795 11/27/21 01:20 PM
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What is the best method to cleaning cork rod handles without damaging them? Many years ago I used rubbing alcohol on a rag and it worked great, but not sure if that would dry out the cork and cause problems later on and I don't have those rods anymore to know.

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Magic Eraser with warm water and Dawn dish soap.

Re: Cleaning cork [Re: davidsears] #14203804 11/27/21 01:28 PM
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I've had good luck with Dawn and a regular rag.

Re: Cleaning cork [Re: davidsears] #14203819 11/27/21 01:55 PM
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Thanks guys, I have Dawn so that's a good deal.

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Clorox wipes

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Originally Posted by Minner Bucket
Clorox wipes

This ^^^^^



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Yep the magic eraser process works great. When they are clean then you can re-seal them. I did all my rods this way a couple of years ago and then used u-40 cork seal on all of them. They all still look good.

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I wet a Terry cloth washcloth with warm water tgen scrub the handle.

Re: Cleaning cork [Re: davidsears] #14205724 11/29/21 01:19 PM
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Comet Cleanser hands down, wet the cork, apply the comet powder to the cork and use a wet sponge work the cork over building that blue lather, rinse...it will look brand new, and not remove any of the cork.


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Baby wipes. No harsh chemicals and also softens the cork.


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Mr Clean Magic Eraser...you all can thank me later

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I use WD 40 on a rag I wipe the hard water scum off the rod then wipe the cork. I have rods that are 20 years old so I know it works.

Re: Cleaning cork [Re: davidsears] #14207226 11/30/21 07:31 PM
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rubbing alcohol and a cloth makes it look like new in no time I can do 20 rods in 30 minutes


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Originally Posted by Champion1
rubbing alcohol and a cloth makes it look like new in no time I can do 20 rods in 30 minutes



I've used that in the past and it worked great, but I was worried that it might dry out the cork in the long run. Is that not a concern, do you have rods that you've had a long time using this method?

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