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 Post subject: Hot Stick Help
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 2:05 pm 
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So I have an older hotstick. The finish layer has completely worn off. It makes me itch, I don't like it. I really don't have any fiberglass experience, but I'd be willing to try.

I was thinking of just wrapping it with tape, like how the handle of a hockey stick is wrapped, but I think this might look tacky.

What do you guys think, what's a good way to fix this?

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Adam


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 2:25 pm 
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If you dont have to b race legal Lowes lumber yard sells a really nice paint roller extension that has adjustable lengths, can be done while in motion. I had a three piece aluminum adjustable and bent it. The other advantage is the its a bit fatter and you can get a better grip while hiked out. I usually got pics of everything but not that. If u wanna see it, ask.

ps. i think it was a thirty dollar bill, they do have one priced on either side of that too [b]


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 2:46 pm 
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Thanks for the advice. I think I would prefer to resurface the stick I have. I just don't really know how to. Sorry I should have been more specific.

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Adam


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:04 pm 
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Adam,

I would try to paint on a new layer of epoxy to cover the glass fibers. You can add a filler to give you a "grippy" texture to the new finish layer. I have never done this before so take what I say with a grain of salt. Maybe someone else with more experience in this area will chime in.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:17 am 
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I would sand it down to get all the hairs of glass in order, then use linear polyurethane paint. Also called LP. You can get one part or two part. Two part is a bit more durable. If you want some roughness you can sprinkle some sand on it, but I do not think you need it. This paint can go on very thin so the diamond shapes that you have in the hotstick now will be there afterward. LP paint sticks to just about any kind of surface and is really good on fiberglass.

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Dan


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