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kellerqx
11-22-2010, 05:26 PM
I have several rods with cork handles. The cork has become slick/hardened and discolored. I would like to recondition them to improve the feel and continue using them. What is the best method for reconditioning?

Wannabe...
11-22-2010, 05:29 PM
Soap and water goes a long way. Try that first and get more aggressive as needed. Next thing would be something like soft scrub with a paper towel, then scrubbing with an abbrasive pad like a 3M scotchbrite. Last ditch is a medium, followed by a fine sand paper. Once clean, you can get a cork conditioner and sealer from mudhole.com.

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deathb4disco
11-22-2010, 05:53 PM
Soap and water goes a long way...

Agreed. Try adding a little bleach to the water, too. Works wonders.

The Lip RIPPERS
11-22-2010, 06:00 PM
Good tips already, once the top soiled film is gone let e'm dry good and then apply U-40 cork seal.

Locator79
11-22-2010, 06:37 PM
steel wool with clean them right up

jimfish
11-22-2010, 07:06 PM
Soap and water goes a long way. Try that first and get more aggressive as needed. Next thing would be something like soft scrub with a paper towel, then scrubbing with an abbrasive pad like a 3M scotchbrite. Last ditch is a medium, followed by a fine sand paper. Once clean, you can get a cork conditioner and sealer from mudhole.com.

Wannabe...

Fine scotch brite pad does a good job.