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Making Spectra/Dyneema line "slick" again

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I'll have to try that. Armor all should not hurt the line. Did you spray the line while it was on the handle and work it in with your fingers?

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oh monkey i know your not a cheater <_>

;)

I'll get him fair and square, someday, somehow.

I -almost- filled his indoor rods with sand this weekend for april fools however.

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What Monks isn't telling you is that he picked up a B-Series vented this past weekend, trying to up his odds of winning. ;)

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;)

I'll get him fair and square, someday, somehow.

I -almost- filled his indoor rods with sand this weekend for april fools however.

Try the bullets from .22 shells next time. They fit perfectly inside 1/4" rods.

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Try the bullets from .22 shells next time. They fit perfectly inside 1/4" rods.

*NOTED* for next year.

:lol:

Is judging STACK events that tough that you need to go armed?

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*NOTED* for next year.

:lol:

Is judging STACK events that tough that you need to go armed?

Nah! Even if they were you couldn't get a license to arm yourself.

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We used to use Armor-All on Spectra linesets to restore the "slickness".

Does anyone else do this? Any other options?

Which Armor-All product did you use?

When I was competing I used silicon spray! I sprayed it into a small rag and pulled the line through it.

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Which Armor-All product did you use?

When I was competing I used silicon spray! I sprayed it into a small rag and pulled the line through it.

I just used regular Armor-All, sprayed it on either a rag or a sponge and ran it down along the lineset.

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This is interesting... Has anyone tried Armour All on Berry Blue Lines? I have a lineset that is a little gritty, and I've washed it once which helped for a while. But I don't want to destroy it -- anyone tried the Armour All trick before with this brand?

Later, Doug

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I just cut down a very old line set to 2 small ones. I noticed how stiff and gritty they were and remembered this forum. Got out the Armor-All from the car and wiped down the lines. They feet new now. I havn't flown them yet but they feel slick and soft. I got these lines in 2002 and fly on the beach 100% of the time. I will fly them tomorrow. It will also be my first time with a 40' set.

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What's the report, MrDenny? Did the Armor-All work OK? BTW, what type of lines were they? I'd still like to try the trick on some Berry Blues. If no one's ever tried it, I might try it anyway.

Later, Doug

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What's the report, MrDenny? Did the Armor-All work OK? BTW, what type of lines were they? I'd still like to try the trick on some Berry Blues. If no one's ever tried it, I might try it anyway.

Later, Doug

I like and use the Berry Blue lines too, l believe it is still spectra line, but it is wound finer, which is why it feels so smooth. Let me know how you make out with that. Thanks

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What's the report, MrDenny? Did the Armor-All work OK? BTW, what type of lines were they? I'd still like to try the trick on some Berry Blues. If no one's ever tried it, I might try it anyway.

Later, Doug

Opps I forgot to get back. The lines flew much better. I have a Armor-All in the car that is packaged like baby wipes. I think I will take that with me when flying and just give a quick rub down as I bring in the lines when ever I think of it. It should extend the life of the lines or at least make them feel newer until the crap out totaly.

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I just cut down a very old line set to 2 small ones. I noticed how stiff and gritty they were and remembered this forum. Got out the Armor-All from the car and wiped down the lines. They feet new now. I havn't flown them yet but they feel slick and soft. I got these lines in 2002 and fly on the beach 100% of the time. I will fly them tomorrow. It will also be my first time with a 40' set.

Thats new I quoted myself.

Just wanted to update the results of the Armor-All. A month and a half later 20 to 30 outings. The lines have picked up lots of sand. Once you do this to a set I think you are stuck doing it often. I don't think I will do it to another set . I am enjoying having the 40' and 30'sets.

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