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crappiefarmer
02-12-2014, 08:37 PM
I have cork handles on rods that have gotten a little grimy. What is something that works good to clean them?CF

bistineaudon
02-12-2014, 08:52 PM
try vinegar works great for me

Kevin22
02-12-2014, 08:55 PM
mr clean original magic eraser. Works like a charm.

Crappie chasin fool
02-12-2014, 08:57 PM
It may be the totally wrong way to do it but I sand all mine with 1000 grit when they get nasty. Takes the top layer off but don't leave scratches

Cray
02-12-2014, 11:42 PM
Dawn dish washing soap and warm water. Light scrubbing with bottle brush.

jackie53
02-13-2014, 12:25 AM
WD-40!!! let set for 4-8 hrs wipe off with cloth !!! spray on again wipe it off with a paper towel!!!! Then a light coat of REM oil(walmart)!! let the Rem oil soak in ready to go fishing!!

bkabina
02-13-2014, 05:37 AM
mr clean original magic eraser. Works like a charm.


This^. Then u40 cork seal when dry.

Rick from Lafayette
02-13-2014, 08:37 AM
The absolute best method I've discovered was Brillo / SOS soap pads. The amount of cork that is removed is so miniscule you can't even measure it, yet the soap in the pads cleans the cork handles like new.

Kevin22
02-13-2014, 08:39 AM
The absolute best method I've discovered was Brillo / SOS soap pads. The amount of cork that is removed is so miniscule you can't even measure it, yet the soap in the pads cleans the cork handles like new.

You are not removing any cork, you are removing the cork sealer that protects the cork. Be sure to re-seal with u40 every time you scrape or sand a cork handle.

kyjohn
02-13-2014, 08:43 AM
mr clean original magic eraser. Works like a charm.

theysaid x 2 You won't believe how good it works!

REDEYE50
02-13-2014, 08:48 AM
where you get it and what is u40?
theysaid x 2 You won't believe how good it works!

nware14
02-13-2014, 09:54 AM
409 works pretty good

bkabina
02-13-2014, 10:47 AM
where you get it and what is u40?


Walmart, dollar store or any place with home cleaning supplies should have the magic eraser.

Heres se a link for u40.

http://www.mudhole.com/U-40/U-40-Cork-Seal-2-oz-?search=Shop+Our+Catalog

fishinnut
02-14-2014, 02:43 PM
I use a scotchbrite pad and dishwashing detergent. Like brand new. Never sealed after.

Kevin22
02-14-2014, 02:48 PM
where you get it and what is u40?

You can get the mr clean magic eraser pads at almost any store... its in the cleaning supplies section.

If you LIGHTLY run it up and down your cork a few times without scrubbing too hard you will not have to re-seal with u40. If you scrub the heck out of it, use sand paper, a stiff tooth brush, tooth paste, or a rough cleaning pad you will take off the outer layer and need to reseal it. If you do not reseal it, the oils from your hands will get into the cork and eat away at it and you'll start losing small chunks of cork. If you are cleaning up a $40 rod then I wouldn't even worry about sealing the cork, but if you are cleaning a $100+ rod I would think you would want to protect your investment and seal it up.

gridtel
03-02-2014, 10:00 AM
Magic eraser works awesome! Doesn't damage cork.