Help applying epoxy to guides

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    Posted: 28 Mar 2016 at 10:08am
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I'm about to finish a 12wt rod (half completed many moons ago)
My first rod and a few guides I'd glued last time I worked on it went a bit barrel shaped- Thi ends and bulging in the middle.
What's the best way to avoid this?
Is it from too much glue or should I wait for it to firm up slightly?
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Too much epoxy most likely. Best to apply 3-4 thin coats brushing lengthwise. Also make sure the blank is dead level and the rotating speed is not to fast or to slow...
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Thanks.
I use a BBQ rotisserie motor to turn the rod
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I will need to check the level though as one section is the grip and probably sitsat an angle
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Too much epoxy combined with too fast rotation pronounces that effect. Your rotisserie way well be too slow though. As above light, multiple coats. The first coat leaves ridges around the thread when I apply it lightly. After application I let it rest without rotating for a minute or two, remove any saggy, drippy bits at the bottom then do what mark says and do lengthwise brushing to even out. In effect you are trying to remove as much of it as you can, it will retain what it needs.
What epoxy are you using?
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Pro Kote.
More sparse application seems to have helped. Looking at my first rod it was definitely too much epoxy, causing a big teardrop mid wrap.
Thanks for the advice
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