[dropcap]M[/dropcap]any fisherman use Mr. Clean eraser pads. Start by getting them little wet, and then gently rub over the cork handle, with a bit more attention to problem areas. Cork looks like new afterwards.
Again, once the cork handle completely dries, apply cork sealant.
Repairing Existing Cork Handles
Over time cork handles can not only get dirty, but also dry out and crack – or develop small areas where the cork may have chipped off.
To fill in those cracks (or even fill in smaller holes) try using Elmer’s Carpenter’s Wood Filler.
This works excellent on all kinds of cork grips and can be used to repair and recondition otherwise sorry looking handles.
Some feature benefits of using this are:
- Sands easily to a smooth finish
- Resists shrinking + cracking
- Easy water clean-up
- Solvent free