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    Any one got any tips for cleaning Neoprene or cork handles

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    ED (The ORIGINAL and REAL one) Guest

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    soap and water and a small nail brush

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    Geoff Cowen Guest

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    Wrap PVC electricianís tape around the handle give it a good rub so it sticks well and leave it for about 30 minutes. Remove the tape and you have a nice clean handle. I have only tried this on Cork handles so be careful with the Neoprene.

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    Richard Drayson Guest

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    As Eddie says, hot soapy water & nail brush.
    A small amount of kitchen scouring powder for stubborn marks may help.

    Rinse and allow to thoroughly dry.

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    Wolfman Woody Guest

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    Yes, agree and a little bleach on stained cork. Trick is, don't let groundbait set like concrete on them to begin with.

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    That was the problem, and Irish groudbait seems worse than normal. Thanks lads shall try all of them.

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    Budgie Burgess Guest

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    Fairey Liquid and a nail brush in the bath!Gets duplon and cork like new.

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    Ron Troversial Clay Guest

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    I've never bothered to clean a handle in my life.

    A mucky handle gives the rod character, and you can look back at the various stains that were unique to particular successful days fishing.

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    Richard Drayson Guest

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    Ron says "I've never bothered to clean a handle in my life."

    Then you obviously don't have a sister-in-law like mine. I needed to borrow a carp rod from her the other week and I had to spend 1/2 hour scrubbing 1000's of mackerel scales off it.

    To be fair though, she only uses it for mackerel fishing anyway.

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    Geoff Cowen Guest

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    Hope you don't have the same policy with your underpants Ron!

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