I find the renfrew brand to leave more glue on the rod as well. And after a day or so in the sun it’s worse. Try the brand sports tape or Howie’s.
Dave- are you still using Bob’s wrapping method (overlap spirals up and spiral back down with no overlap)? I read somewhere that no overlap is preferred, but that may be in regards to older Sharpes cane rods.Here is my 2 cents on the topic …….personally, I recommend the hockey tape and use it on my rods. I would second some of Wayne’s comments as well. Truthfully, the electrical tape will work, but there is a bit too much stretch in it for my liking. This is the brand I use, and it seems to leave very little residue. I get mine off of Amazon. As far as cleaning the residue off of the splices …… both Bruce and Mike have great suggestions, as I will do both with my rods. One other comment, like Richard H. Mentioned ….. I will also leave some of my rods taped up during the season, and have not found the hockey tape to lose any of its holding properties. Dave View attachment 388325
Hi John ........ that is the way that I do it. Both Bob and James Reid have great videos out on this technique for those to view. DaveDave- are you still using Bob’s wrapping method (overlap spirals up and spiral back down with no overlap)? I read somewhere that no overlap is preferred, but that may be in regards to older Sharpes cane rods.
I'm working on a step by step plan. Once I've fully tested it and it pays off I'll let you know. Might be a while.more great insight . i was hoping brent would weigh in . i will be seeking some bronze wool , i have the goof -off . i will also grab some better tape .
thanks so much for the many great answers ! now , can any of you tell me how to make a million dollars without doing any work ?
thanks , jim
Mike,Wayne has it right ...
I've been taping my Scotties with Refrew clear tape. It stops stretching and keeps everything tight. 3M also makes this tape.
This tape is annealing tape, or also known as amalgamating tape. It is extremely durable, weather resistant and not temperature sensitive. It is in fact electrical tape and used on high voltage splices and stress cones.
Stay away from the vinyl tape (electrical) for bamboo splices, it continues to stretch and will fail on the splices.
To remove the residue, use dish soap and rinse with water. I would only trust my thumb nail for additional scraping against the blank.
Typically, when taping splices only for a day, the residue is very minimal with this tape.
This does seem a bit pathological … for almost ANY tape. Leaving the stuff on for a long time, having it dehydrate, and possibly having the material and sticky stuff chemicals baked and altered by UV light probably doesn’t help. But it seems like maybe the actual surface finish, even if you get it visually very clean, might have some issues in those areas now - a mono-layer of stuff still there from many previous tapings, or maybe the tape itself has messed with the surface of the finish to cause it to bind differently.after i wrote my second post , i went down to the shop and worked on removing the crud . i used , in no particular order , googone , dawn and water , low heat from the hair dryer , ice and a fingernail brush , as well as my handy dish scraper and my fingernails . all i can say is , if i had a choice between hugging a porcupine and doing that , i'd have to think over a spell . over an hour on 1 rod and still plenty to do . and i have 2 more that will need to be done ! 😢 i think that i can attribute my problem to , 1. poor tape , 2. leaving them taped up all summer and then taping over the residue when i went out the other day . what a total PITA . i will def need to change my m.o. if i want to keep the rods in regular rotation , which i do .
it's all about doing and learning , eh ?
many thanks everyone .