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    Feb 2008
    Cape Coral FL
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    Scoop turning hand black

    I love my RTG big 7 aluminun scoop, everytime I use it my hand turns black, its hard to wash off. I have washed and polished it hopeing that would help but no. I hunted 3 hours last night and my hand was a mess, any tips would be great. I know wearing a glove would help but in south Florida less is better.
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    us
    Mar 2012
    Wallingford, Connecticut 1667
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    Ya that's the aluminum. Maybe you could get some tape wrap like they use on tennis rackets. They stay on pretty good.

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    gorilla tape
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    Mar 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff-gordon View Post
    gorilla tape
    My John Deere tractor seat is completely reupholstered in the HD Gorilla tape !!

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    May 2015
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    DipIt!

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    Feb 2011
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    Didn't take ya long to figure that out, did it?

    Sorry, I got 2 RTG scoops,
    I'm usually hunting in the water, that seems to keep my hands clean.
    or cleaner than......

    Good luck with your dilemma, I just deal with it......
    Yesterday is history, tomorow a mystery. All we have is the here and now, it's a special gift. That's why we call it "The Present"

    Pity the poor agnostic dyslexic insomniac who lies awake at night wondering if there really is a Dog.

  7. #7

    May 2013
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    Get creative and use plasti dip. Many colors to choose from. So yes another vote for just dip it.

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    us
    Jan 2016
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    I was thinking a cheap rattle can of clear coat.
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    Dec 2011
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    I use the Coach/ Johnson and Johnson 1 1/2 inch white sports tape: do 4 or 5 wraps at the very top of the handle, then spiral down overlapping by 50 % , then do several wraps at the very bottom of the handle. The tape will stick better if you degrease the handle with rubbing alcohol first. Drawing a black permanent marker line down the front of the handle will help keep it oriented in the water.

    The white tape discolors over time, but it serves its purpose.

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    Nov 2012
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    I always wear gloves. Stops the black creep.

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    I remember those days, my shoulder would be stained black also...
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    CASPER

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    I wear a thin black glove with rubberized palm - very useful in south florida to pick up man o wars and other jelly fish plus hands
    don't turn black - saves finger nails from getting chewed up in the coral too
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    CASPER

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    PM me - I'll send you a pair - I'm a die hard RTG user myself
    will be heading down to SE Fla. in a few weeks
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    Gotta do the "Michael Jackson!"
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  15. #15
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    Feb 2011
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    I use those gloves in Georgia, cleaning up pine tree limbs with sap all over them,
    never thought to swim with them. left them sap covered things up there, too


    Quote Originally Posted by CASPER-2 View Post
    PM me - I'll send you a pair - I'm a die hard RTG user myself
    will be heading down to SE Fla. in a few weeks
    Bring an extra pair.....
    and pm me when your here, see where's a good meet-up spot!
    (pls don't say Miami, lol)
    Don't you have a prize for me?
    Yesterday is history, tomorow a mystery. All we have is the here and now, it's a special gift. That's why we call it "The Present"

    Pity the poor agnostic dyslexic insomniac who lies awake at night wondering if there really is a Dog.

 

 
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