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My question is this, my rod tip came off, to fix it can I just use super glue? Also is epoxy just epoxy??? Can I just used regular epoxy at a hobby store or go on mulhole and get stuff for fishing? I have an eye to fix as well.  I guess that was 4 questions??? All reply’s are welcome, thanks

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All I ever used for tips is hide glue.  If you use superglue or epoxy it would be a bear if you ever had to replace it.  Never replaced an eye on a rod.  Always took it to a pro.

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Do not use epoxy or super glue.  They will be very difficult to remove if necessary.  Use hot melt, preferably that designed for rod building.

 

Slice off little chips and place them into the tube of the new tiptop. Then heat the tube with a lighter and slide it into position.  Rotate it 360 to distribute the hot melt well, then stop at the correct position.  It will be adjustable for 20-30 seconds.  If you misposition it, a couple seconds more of the lighter on the tube will allow it to rotate again.  VERY LITTLE HEAT IS REQUIRED!

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Many tackle shops have a tip top repair kit that will have tip top glue in there as well. Super easy to put on just need to line it up with the guides.

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Thanks for the advice guys, but now what about the eyelet that needs replaced??? 😯😯😯

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Sorry, missed the "eyelet."  (guide)  To replace a damaged guide it has to be re-wrapped and coated with wrap epoxy.  If it's damaged, it has to be replaced. If it's just loose, it can be just re-wrapped.  If you don't feel confident to do it yourself find a repair person to do it.  Won't cost a fortune.   

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Thanks MackD, where can I get that wrap epoxy???

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What color is the wrap?  You can get wrap thread and epoxy at Mudhole.com.  If the color is a bright color you will need color preservative, too, to keep the bright color of the thread from going translucent and darker when the epoxy is applied.  They have great customer service so an email with a pic of the guide, with a ruler shown in the pic to give them a size (or measure the OD of the ring in mm is better) and design for a good match will help them.  If wrap is black, then you won't need color preservative.  I would not substitute plain sewing thread.  Get wrap thread, most likely size A for most fresh water or inshore rods.

 

Search for youtubes for wrapping instructions.  Or view them at Mudhole.com.  A cardboard box with "V's cut for rod support and a book to tension the thread will work in a pinch.

 

Wrap epoxy is different from the structural stuff you get at the hardware.  It is designed to level well and be clear for guide wraps.  It is two part and has to be close to 50-50 proportions.  Check Mudhole.com again for video instructions.  Not rocket science, but it can be screwed up.

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On March 20, 2019 at 9:02 PM, MickD said:

Do not use epoxy or super glue.  They will be very difficult to remove if necessary.  Use hot melt, preferably that designed for rod building.

 

Slice off little chips and place them into the tube of the new tiptop. Then heat the tube with a lighter and slide it into position.  Rotate it 360 to distribute the hot melt well, then stop at the correct position.  It will be adjustable for 20-30 seconds.  If you misposition it, a couple seconds more of the lighter on the tube will allow it to rotate again.  VERY LITTLE HEAT IS REQUIRED!

Very good advice ! 

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