U40 Perma Gloss

SKU: U401-1
Sale price$8.40 USD

Size: 1 oz.
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U40 Perma Gloss

U40 Perma Gloss

1 oz.


Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

2133 Component Loop
Suite 1001
Oviedo FL 32765
United States

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SKU U401-1
Volume 1 gal

U40 Perma Gloss

Product Details

The ultimate one-part urethane rod finish. For those requiring a water-clear, non-yellowing finish that will outlast the rod itself in durability.

The perfect finish for fly rods, light and medium spin rods, pack rods, and in all cases where a large bulky buildup on the rod windings is objectionable.

The perfect finish for any rod subject to constant sun and weather. An excellent coating for wood reel seats.

Proposition 65 Warning


CA Proposition 65 Warning

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to https://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Jerome Dyba (Seattle, WA, US)

U40 Perma Gloss

Thomas Stalzer (Monroe, NY, US)
Rod urethane

I’m new to hobby first off. I decided to refresh a few spinning rods with new guides and finish. The guide part I think I can handle. The finish part is another story. My third attempt at getting a smooth surface and finish is still pending. My first two attempts were less than perfect or satisfactory. My third attempt I tried hanging the pole vertically in daylight hoping to not miss any spots. The most difficulty I have found with product is that seems to get tacky too quickly hence making it difficult to get a smooth finish. I’m sure there are better ways to accomplish this task.

Awesome Sheen

This stuff dries quick, make sure you load enough on the brush for smooth application, the stuff also smells, use in a well ventilated room, store in a Ziploc in a cool dry place, tends to dry on the cap though!

John Jenkins
I like it!

I first used it when I rebuilt my 50 year old "favorite" spinning rod that was pretty well beat up. I was looking for a one part finish. I used it to finish both the blank and the wrappings - and I did this before I even knew what a rod dryer was. It went on easy as long as I used multiple thin coats. I ended up with a beautiful and durable finish. However, this product is not for everyone. It contains pre catalyzed polyurethane resin that cures when exposed to moisture in the air. Minimize the amount of time the product is uncapped and only pour out enough for small sections of work at a time. A glass shot glass works well and do not use plastic. I even go so far as to clean the brush and shot glass between sections. When not in use, I kept the U40 bottle tightly sealed in a glass jar and it lasted three years and I was able to use every drop. Some like to keep it refrigerated. The primary solvent is xylene and straight xylene does a great job of cleaning up brushes. Use it with plenty of ventilation. Xylene is an aggressive solvent, and it will dissolve paint and decals, Extreme care must be taken if coating such things. I learned the hard way. It really isn't the best product for coating wrappings and threadwork. It takes numerous coats to get any significant build up on wrappings . . . but it can be done. I am getting ready to rebuild another 50+ year old relic and the blank will again be finished with U40 before I do anything else.

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