Braided fishing line wrap.

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  1. Paycheck

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    So after making a handle for my Altitude, I was playing with an idea I had for a while. I superglued one end of a braided fishing line, wrapped the handle, then superglued the other end and covered it in fiberglass resin. Gives it a nice grippy texture.
    Those of you who think their handles are too slippery can try this, if you want.

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    @Paycheck what size line?
    I keep looking for “bank line” in local stores but can’t find any.
     
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    Just a 50lb braided line. You can find them at Academy or pretty much any store selling fishing equipment.
     
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    What epoxy did you use? I'm looking for something that dries clear, not dingy yellow.
     
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    I used Bondo resin. If the line was white, you'd see the "dingy yellow", but it looks clear when the material is dark.
     
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    Everfix or evercoat marine epoxy resin dries clear and is a 1 to 1 mix ratio. Which I am a fan of.
     
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    Interesting. It does look nice on the green braid. I never considered background color would effect the look of the dried epoxy.
     
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    I'm gonna check this out. Thanks.
     
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    I've used minwax wood hardener over paracord before and loved the way that turned out. Paint on a couple coats and you cant even tell the paracord is coated but it is hard as a rock.
     
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