Axis Outdoors is proud to introduce VIVID color preserver. Formulated to meet the demands of the discriminating thread artist, VIVID is a high solids content, low viscosity, solvent free emulsion that delivers exceptional color retention across a wide range of thread types. VIVID’s unique ambient cure technology produces an extremely elastic, 100% non-yellowing cured film that exhibits superior clarity along with excellent adhesion to difficult to bond substrates such as plastics and composites.
Whether you’re executing an 8 axis decorative wrap, a multi-layer color change weave, or an intricate feather inlay, take full advantage of the unparalleled clarity and depth of image of Gen4 guide wrap finish by preserving the integrity of your art with Vivid Color Preserver by Generation 4…. The next generation of fishing rod adhesives and coatings!
I like how it goes on much clearer than other brands. There is no milky sheen as it dries making me confident my epoxy will be exceptionally clear as well.
Like another poster here, I am also comparing this to the old Gudebrod color preserver. I still have some old CP left that I use for thread with a sheen to it. I compared Gen 4 with the Gudebrod, and the Gen 4 will slightly darken your thread, while also reducing the sheen of the thread. It will also leave a whitish hue if you go more than 1 layer. The hue isn't very noticeable - only to the rod builder - a customer most likely will not notice. For the money, it works, and it covers the thread okay, just a bit runny. If you want to keep the original bright sheen of your thread, look elsewhere however.
Easy to use and excellent thread protection. My go to color preserver.
Used to preserve some nylon thread and the results were great. The thread retained its original shine and color. It takes a little “getting used to” as it’s not as “workable” as some of the other CP’s. Looking forward to building more rods with “Vivid”.