MicroFlex Abalone Shell Inlay Strips

9 reviews

Color: Gold Paua
Size: 4.75 x 2.75 in.
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9 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
S.G. (Ames, IA, US)

Absolutely Beautiful! Can’t wait to pair this with some metallic purple thread wrap!

Performance Fishing Rods Wallace (Alexandria, VA, US)

MicroFlex Abalone Shell Inlay Strips

Brett Wayman (Saluda, VA, US)
Great addition

This is awesome stuff. Easy to work and looks wonderful

Michael Danek (Owosso, MI, US)
Beautiful, but you have to know how to use them

I love these abalone sheets, have used them a number of times. However, I disagree that a heat gun is the best way to make them flexible enough to wrap around a rod blank without cracking. The best way, in my opinion, is to soak them in water that has been heated to boiling , then wait until the backing is almost totally soaked by the water. It will look dark as it wets. Then carefully separate the abalone (previously the sheet was cut to the right size for the blank) material from the backing, and get one whole edge of it free. Then carefully place that edge into position, and press it down. Then progressively pull the rest of the backing off and press the abalone to the blank. When done then protect its surface with a piece of paper and vigorously burnish it down hard to the blank. Then I wrap it with the paper protector and tightly wrap that in highly stretched electrical tape, then leave it on overnight.

Derrick Hayes (Pasadena, TX, US)
Abalone shell

Awesome stuff I seen where someone said it cracks easy I've tried the heat method and yes it seems to. Crack going that route and the cracking actually adds a different look to the overall finish but I've learned that if you boil some water in a shallow bowl then put your piece of abalone shell in that very hot water between 3 and 5 minutes take it out then peel off the paper to expose the adhesive backing it will not Crack at all while wrapping around the blank.

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