regarding epoxy: if five-minute epoxy is used for any body/head styling, it is not completely waterproof, meaning it will not withstand total immersion for extended periods of time. Furthermore, five minute epoxy compounds discolor (yellow) after a season or so. In order to waterproof, one should coat five minute epoxy, after it is dry and cured, with either thirty minute or more extended time (90 min.) material; this info does not take into account rod finishes, head cements, etc.
(guess I better do something more interesting than read - Nick's ahead of me in posts