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I would like any input everybody!

I have been building rods for about a year now, and have replaced a few tip tops, and that is about it for the repair side of things. One of my friends gave me about 7 St. Croixs that have problems all the way from needing simple tip tops, to hook keepers, to some that just have epoxy chipping off... The big thing I am confused on is, how am I going to fix that bad epoxy? The wraps are just fine(unless some are loose), but the epoxy is chipped out in places. Do I have to re-wrap everything? Or is there a way to remove the epoxy and leave the wraps? Thanks guys

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The "right" way to fix bad wraps is to rewrap them. If the aesthetics are not critical, you can try warming the epoxy and peeling off the rest with a thumbnail and refinish. I've gotten away with this a few times but it depends on the original finish and why it's failing. 

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