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Old 07-07-2016, 07:28 PM
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Default Cleaning Cork Grip

Recently I acquired a used Orvis rod in need of a good cleaning. A suggestion from a fellow forum member promoted me to try a magic eraser on the cork. I was really amazed at how well it cleaned it and how easy it was to do. Absolutely no harm done and it looks like new. Here's before and after pics.
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:13 PM
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Wow, what a difference. That's good to know.

I would have taken some light sandpaper to it, but I doubt it would have come out as good.

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Old 07-10-2016, 07:46 PM
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Magic eraser works well, especially the wal mart knock off - cheaper than Mr. Clean.

Dish soap like dawn or palmolive and a spunge with some warm water works well, too.
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:23 AM
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A good tip with the Magic Eraser, thanks.
You did a great job of cleaning.

I prefer the patina (a fancy name for crud) of the original grip. It looks its age and I wouldn't need to worry about it getting dirty. Also, ridging sometimes occurs with old cork that has been cleaned and then gets wet. I really don't like the feel of ridged cork grips.

It looks like nice rod. Good fishing!
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Old 07-11-2016, 06:36 PM
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This is the rod I purchased for $15 at a flea market. I don't think there's a whole lot of mojo on it. I think it was just dirt from sitting around maybe in someones attic, basement or barn it had cobwebs and crud on the eyes. It's a new rod for my collection and I want my new rods to be clean. I'll add my own mojo.
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Old 07-11-2016, 07:39 PM
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John,

That sounds like a good idea. I don't have any mojo
[Heck, I don't even have any jo, so how would I have mo'?]
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