Top 3 Workshop Accessories for the Best Epoxy Finish

The epoxy finish process is the most important make or break point for building custom fishing rods, so we’re here to help with 3 workshop accessories that you can depend on for better epoxy finish.

Essential Rod Building Equipment for Epoxy

Before taking your custom rods out on the water, the final step in rod building is applying the epoxy finish that seals each thread wrap and flexibly bonds to prevent any water penetration. Needless to say, this is not a step to skip as epoxy is essential to the look and performance of the finished fishing rod.

Tacky finish, bubbles, and other unfortunate errors arise when working with epoxy. There is no doubt that experienced rod builders learn to avoid epoxy imperfections through practice, but even the best builders can use a helping hand in crunch time.

Whether building for business or pleasure, investing in the right equipment for you will always pay dividends in the quality of your finished custom rods. Developing workshop accessories that facilitate finer epoxy finish is one of many missions of CRB Products.

Now it’s time to see the top 3 equipment upgrades designed to bring rod builders like you peace of mind in the epoxy process!


1. Better Mix & Extended Pot Life with the Epoxy Mixer

Get the perfect epoxy to finish your custom fishing rods with CRB’s hands-free Epoxy Mixing System. Great for any rod building workshop, this mixer will turn any 1:1, two-part epoxy into the best finish possible to coat decorative thread work, guide wraps, and more!

The epoxy mixer not only mixes epoxy for you, it extends the pot life of the epoxy finish for more working time. The benefits are simple, perfectly mixed, bubble-free epoxy – Every time!

The EM1 features an 18RPM mixing motor with 6ft power cord, plug and switch mounted on a powder coated steel base, and non-slip foot pads.

It will accommodate both the MC125 (2.5oz) mixing cup for larger batches of finish and the MXC1.0 (1oz.) mixing cup for smaller batches. The Stand also features a docking station for your brushes and mixing rod (Mixing rod provided and five 2.5oz mixing cups).


2. Try the Drying Tent to Protect Curing Finish

If you’re tired of finding dust, bugs, and other contaminants dried in your epoxy finish, CRB developed the Tent Drying System in order to keep all that unwanted debris out.

Guarantee the best epoxy finish with the protection of the CRB Rod Drying Tent.

A total of 110” in length (2 x 55″ segments when assembled), can fit up to 9ft rods. 110″ Length x 13″ Width x 12″ Height. This tent is a basic “Dryer Box” that fits over your existing power wrappers, CRB aluminum base stations, and CRB single and triple rod dryers.

Just assemble and drop it over – light weight for single person operation, windows to keep an eye on your rod when drying, collapses into a convenient carry bag for storage. The CRB Tent Drying System allows for a controlled environment so that your rod build can dry safely within the enclosed tent.

Along with 6 conveniently placed viewing windows, the Tent Drying System keeps your rod accessible so you can keep an eye on your rod and if necessary, add more epoxy or adjust any guides before the rod dries completely.

The bottom of the CRB Tent Drying System is open so it can be placed over your rod when rotating in a rod dryer and removed (lifted off) when the rod is dry or touch-up is needed. This protective system will also completely cover rods drying in an American Tackle Power Wrapper, CRB Single and Triple Rod Dryers.


3. Preserve & Revive your Stock of Epoxy Finish

CRB’s Epoxy Bottle Warmer is used to decrease the viscosity of all liquid style epoxy finishes and glues. This bottle warmer is definitely a workshop essential when working with two-part epoxy finish and more!

The unit will accommodate up to 32oz kits, and the included basket allows the warmer to be used with smaller sizes as well. Just add 2-4 cups of water to the warmer depending on the size of your epoxy bottles.

Plus, it decreases viscosity for easy pouring and mixing!

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