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Epoxy under line guide seperation

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Six weeks ago I got a rod in the mail that had 4 single foot line guides bent.  It is the four just before the tip guide.  I contacted the seller to request a replacement but unfortunately it was the last rod they had.   The seller refunded my purchase price,  and told me to keep the rod.   Sweet. 

 

So,  having a brand new rod with four damaged guides,  I took it to a local tackle shop to have them replaced.   Fast forward to six weeks later and I go to pick up the rod.   The gentleman behind the counter said that the guy who handles the rod repairs said the guides didn't need to be replaced.   He simply bent them back into place and said of course there was no charge. 

 

I have no doubt that the guides themselves are fine,  and the wraps seem to be fine as well,  my concern is that they have separated from the epoxy beneath the footing (separation  Doesn't go underneath the wraps).  Maybe it shouldn't,  but it is really driving me nuts.   Am I being a weirdo about this?  Should I just fish the rod? Or go back and insist to have four good guides replaced because of the epoxy?

 

I only posted 1 picture but all four guides looked the same.  Curious to see what everyone thinks.

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Looks like the epoxy just cracked off the guide foot from being bent down. If they aren’t able to wiggle then I say fish it. Whoever that came from needs some help with packaging a rod. 

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Why don’t you just bend them up yourself and fish it till one fails.?

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The pic shows how the guides were when the rod was delivered.  They are all straight now.   When they were originally bent out of position (during delivery) the epoxy separated from the guide footing.   Not sure how well the pic shows it but if you zoom in it's easy to see.

 

Just trying to get a consensus whether that will have any Ill affects.  I guess maybe I'm being too particular?

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Have DVT give you a quote to replace & re wrap the 4 guides.

Tom

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Why did it take 6 weeks to bend 4 guides back in place?

 

the wraps keep the guide feet in place and the epoxy protects the wraps. 

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34 minutes ago, EvanT123 said:

Why did it take 6 weeks to bend 4 guides back in place?

 

the wraps keep the guide feet in place and the epoxy protects the wraps. 

A fair question.  I can only speculate that's how long it took to get to my rod.   I was advised upon dropping the rod off that there was quite a backlog and it could take approx a month.  The wait really didn't concern me as I was done fishing for the year. 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, LionHeart said:

A fair question.  I can only speculate that's how long it took to get to my rod.   I was advised upon dropping the rod off that there was quite a backlog and it could take approx a month.  The wait really didn't concern me as I was done fishing for the year. 

 

 

I’d fish it and see what happens. You got the rod for free. I’d be more worried someone damaging the blank bending the guides back in place. If it breaks that’s the breaks. 

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