"Designed for Rod Builders – by Rod Builders"

Experienced rod builders know what they want in a rod finish: extended working time, easy leveling, good bubble release, thread saturation, ultimate clarity and protection from UV yellowing. ProKote™ answers these needs while providing the industry's first medium build epoxy.

The Difference is Clear.

ProKote™ rod finish has been tested to be the #1 epoxy. ProKote™ has the finest UV inhibitors available in a commercial rod finish. The clarity is unsurpassed by any other finish - period. It remains flexible without staying soft or becoming too hard and cracking. The leveling properties in this finish are 2nd to none while micro bubbles release with ease. In 1,500 hours of weatherometer (WOM) Xenon Arc testing by an independent laboratory, ProKote™ Rod Finish proved to be the #1 brand of thread finish epoxy for rod builders. Tests for quality and overall coating performance were performed.

Controlled laboratory testing proved dramatic superiority over the other brands. Tests on ProKote™ note an 87% clarity retention compared to the leading manufacturer, while UV Yellowing was the lowest of all brands tested. Laboratory Tests note that ProKote™ Rod Building Finish is 207% better at non-yellowing and 187% better at a 60 degree gloss reflectiveness than the leading brand of rod building finish.

Please note: Epoxy finish typically has a 1 year shelf life depending on conditions. 

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ProKote is a very good product!

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I really like the ProKote as it is thin enough and levels really well. No problems with bubbles. Great product. I normally put two coats on the Chevron wrap area and just one coat on all guide feet. I fish for a living and my clients are always admiring some of my work. Plus you can build your own rod from scratch and still come out under the cost of purchasing a new complete rod with a design that is factory. It just makes it nice to have your own designs on your personal or clients rods.
I would recommend this product as it does its job really well.

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ProKote is a very good product!

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I really like the ProKote as it is thin enough and levels really well. No problems with bubbles. Great product. I normally put two coats on the Chevron wrap area and just one coat on all guide feet. I fish for a living and my clients are always admiring some of my work. Plus you can build your own rod from scratch and still come out under the cost of purchasing a new complete rod with a design that is factory. It just makes it nice to have your own designs on your personal or clients rods.
I would recommend this product as it does its job really well.

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Takes a little longer for a strong cure

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Flexcoat and other finishes cure faster and harder. Prokote seems softer and more flexible. It takes one day till its not tacky anymore, and at least a few more days to get a strong set. Otherwise I like it very much, very predictable with heat as well.

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ProKote Rod Building Thread Finish

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This product is very easy to use, goes on easily and self levels, what more could you ask for in a thread finish? Plus it looks great once fully cured!

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EXCELLENT PRODUCT

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I FIRST STARTED BUILDING RODS IN 2002. MOSTLY JUST FOR MY OWN PERSONAL NEEDS. I SOON BEGAN BUILDING FOR OTHERS AS THEY SEEN THE VALUE OF CUSTOM CHOICES. SOME WANT AN OLD SENTIMENTAL ROD FAVOURITE STRIPPED DOWN AND REBUILT WHILE OTHERS ARE INTERESTED IN A COMPLETE NEW BUILD FROM THE BLANK UP.

I HAVE TRIED SEVERAL DIFFERENT BRANDS OF THREAD FINISHES AND IN HONESTY, ALL HAVE ADEQUATELY DONE THE JOB. HOWEVER, IN MY OPINION, PROKOTE'S CLAIMS ABOUT CLARITY, MICRO BUBBLE ELIMINATION AND LEVELING PROPERTIES ARE ACCURATE. ALL COMMON CHARACTERISTICS THAT ARE APPEALING TO ROD BUILDERS AND ESPECIALLY NOVICE BUILDERS LIKE MYSELF. YOU MAY BE ABLE TO FIND FASTER CURING PRODUCTS, BUT AS AN AVERAGE BUILDER I FIND I DON'T HAVE THOSE KINDS OF TIME CONSTRAINTS. ACTUALLY SOMETIMES THE SMALL AMOUNT OF EXTRA CURING TIME GIVES YOU A CHANCE TO CORRECT SOMETHING YOU NOTICED AFTER ABOUT YOUR THREAD FINISH.

IN MY OPINION THIS IS AN EXCELLENT PRODUCT

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ProKote is a great thread finish

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I have built a lot of rods using other products and after using ProKote for the past year and a half I must say that I am very impressed. It cures smooth and clear. I have found that after it is set, about a day, it still has a slight tacky feel to it but the tacky feel hardens and is gone in about two days leaving a crystal clear and very hard finish. This stuff cleans up exceptionally well. Unlike other epoxys, it is easily cleaned up with a paper towel soaked with alcohol. It almost seems too easy.

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