How does one tell when a cork has ended its useful life? I have found that with the compressed fluoro "pastes" and the combo wax/fluoro overlays like Butter, the cork becomes somewhat slick very quickly. As the purpose is to generate heat with the cork, a slick cork would seem not to be as useful as a cork that does not slide easily. Maybe that does not matter, I don't really know. Assuming it does, how long does a cork typically last? Corks are not expensive but I'd rather not go through 20 of them in a winter either.
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A cork should last quite a while. It will become glazed, but it can easily be freshened up with a sand paper, using something between 60 and 150 grit. Just make sure to remove any abrasive off the cork at the end. Rubbing it against the palm of your hand, you'll feel when all the abrasive is gone.