Re: Old Bamboo Rods
If the guides are off and the finish doesn't look bad, you can probably just clean up the existing finish with some mineral spirits and get to wrapping.
Measure out were the guides go first as the mineral spirits may erase the "ghosts"
Also be very careful around any markings or stickers that be harmed.
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