Cork handle "repair"

GraylingFin

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Hi everyone,
Some of the filler of my rod handle is starting to come off and I would like to address this before the cork starts crumbling.
Quick question, could I just put a bit of wood filler there (which I've got at home)or do I need to get a cork handle specific filler for that?
Any help appreciated.
Thanks
Alex
 

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GraylingFin

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You can use Cork dust mixed with a pva adhesive. When dry just sandpaper it smooth.
Great, thanks for the tip. I guess the aim is to get a paste like consistency so I can get it into that space? Sorry if it is a dumb question.
 

Mrtrout

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Great, thanks for the tip. I guess the aim is to get a paste like consistency so I can get it into that space? Sorry if it is a dumb question.
I prefer wood filler myself, the cork dust and glue method doesn’t work well for me. I use a pine wood filler and if I want to darken it I add either wood stain or coffee powder. Mix well and apply an hour later gently rub down with fine wet and dry paper.
S.
 

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For waterproof use D4 rated used to be B4 prior to the UK adopting EN numbers. PVA adhesive are not rated as D4 unless a hardener is used with them. USA grades are not the same specification.
 

GraylingFin

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I prefer wood filler myself, the cork dust and glue method doesn’t work well for me. I use a pine wood filler and if I want to darken it I add either wood stain or coffee powder. Mix well and apply an hour later gently rub down with fine wet and dry paper.
S.
Super, thanks. I'll give it a go.
 

easker1

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tite bond 3 is water proof I would use cork dust, as I have done in the past, I haven glued a fine sliver of cork over the area, easker1
 

GraylingFin

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Thanks everyone for the advice. I'll start with a bit of wood filler as that's what I've got and see how it goes.
 

sealine

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use cork pit paste from Guides and blanks. follow that with a coat of cork seal to give the cork a tougher surface (dries clear)
..................or Brummer do a cork filler which is also good
 
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