To my surprise, I cut my first thread yesterday and have made my first truss rod today, an adjustable rod or a variation of the one way twin rod system in Koch's book. I still have to wrap it with something, probably some kind of tape. I was wondering what those of you who make their own rods use to wrap them with? From what I've read, people have used: - fibreglass reinforced packaging tape (haven't heard of the fibreglass variety) - Koch suggests gummed metal (?) or strong fabric tape - Cumpiano uses gummed metal flashing tape, sounds the same as Koch. The thing is that this stuff is pretty wide at around 50mm or more. So, is it better to use say 12.5mm or 50mm wide tape? - LMI rods have heat shrinking material. I'm assuming that this is more expensive than tape, so if it is I won't use it Also, if you use tape, what width is it? Ofcourse, I'm interested in the cheapest way out depending on the benefits.