I did a sbs for silkline renovation in a German Forum and I try to translate it in english:
I had the idea to do a sbs too late so I have no pictures of the old line taken from a Young Pridex reel.
With many hints from Wolfram Schott and Andreas Schumacher I did this:
- I washed the old line with acetone. Be carefull doing that because acetone is flamable. I did this three times till the acetone was clear.
- Let the line dry thoroughly.
Put the dry line in Linolja linseed oil.
This is a sunbleached linseed oil for furniture.
Put the linseed oil and line in a desiccator with vacuum, to get the line soaked all the way through.
When the air comes out of the line there is some foam.
After all the foam is regressed, take the line out of the oil. You may need it next time.
Wipe out the surplus oil.
A bit heat may help. My line was in an oven for one hour at 100 degrees celsius.
Let the line dry in the sun. This is very important. The lineseed oil molecules will react with each other in sunlight but it takes time.I did this vacuum thing three times with my line.
See next post.