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Question About Repairing Guide Inserts

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Recently i had a guide tip insert fall out on my Abu Vendetta rod and I will be getting a new rod under warranty because of it. My question is can i get an insert and put it into the guide or would i have to replace the guide itself. I would still like to use this rod and i'm afraid to use it now since it frays the line without the insert. Any help is greatly appreciated.

-Chris

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If it is a tip, they are very easy to replace, but if it's a running guide it will have to be re-wrapped.

Ronnie

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If it is a tip, they are very easy to replace, but if it's a running guide it will have to be re-wrapped.

Ronnie

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If it is a tip, they are very easy to replace, but if it's a running guide it will have to be re-wrapped.

Ronnie

Luckily is it just the tip and thanks for the quick response. What is the easiest way to get the tip off the rod? I will most likely get some pliers and pull it off.

-Chris

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Heat the metal of the rod tip (not the rod blank) with a match or lighter. Apply steady pressure puling. When the old epoxy gets warm enough it will come right off. Carefull not to overheat. A blowdryer can work well too. Sand the left over glue off with fine sandpaper. Get a tip repair kit from WalMart. It will have everything you need to glue on a new tip.

Ronnie

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Heat the metal of the rod tip (not the rod blank) with a match or lighter. Apply steady pressure puling. When the old epoxy gets warm enough it will come right off. Carefull not to overheat. A blowdryer can work well too. Sand the left over glue off with fine sandpaper. Get a tip repair kit from WalMart. It will have everything you need to glue on a new tip.

Ronnie

Awesome, already have the tip repair kit and thanks for the great info.

-Chris

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Just to be clear, when Ronnie says apply steady pressure, it means NO TWISTING. Replacing the guide or tip is always the correct fix for a missing insert.

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