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Replacing Ceramic Insert on G-Loomis Rod

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I have a G-Loomis rod that is missing the ceramic insert from the tip top guide.  Is there a way to put in a new ceramic insert w/o having to replace the tip?

I know you can order a replacement tip from GLoomis for no cost, but I prefer just to put in a new ceramic insert if that's possible.

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No, you need to replace the whole tip top.  Its pretty simple, my 10 year old son has done it.

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Get a new tip

Heat lightly the tip to be replaced and pull it out with pliers

Grab a bar of hot glue and heat a small portion until it 's very soft

Cut a piece of the hot glue and mold a small chunk with your fingers

Insert it in the new tip and heat until the glue melts

Insert the new tip on the rod, align and wipe the excess glue.

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For a pittance any tackle store will install a new tip on the spot.

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One of the reasons we buy a G. Loomis is the confidence we have

in quality components. Get you replacements direct. They usually

send two for free and they are EXACTLY what came with the

rod when it was built.

8-)

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The product is not in question it's how one goes about to remedy the situation.  I do not like down time of any nature, luckily I can go into some of the better tackle shops around here and it's almost a sure bet they have the exact tip in stock.  Why wait if you can have your equipment back in action in short order professionally installed?  I'd drive 40 mile to have it done........I don't like waiting.

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The product is not in question it's how one goes about to remedy the situation. I do not like down time of any nature, luckily I can go into some of the better tackle shops around here and it's almost a sure bet they have the exact tip in stock. Why wait if you can have your equipment back in action in short order professionally installed? I'd drive 40 mile to have it done........I don't like waiting.

Patience is a virture , sometimes.

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Patience is a virture , sometimes.
And a spell checker is a must....  virtue   ;)

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One of the reasons we buy a G. Loomis is the confidence we have

in quality components. Get you replacements direct. They usually

send two for free and they are EXACTLY what came with the

rod when it was built.

8-)

x10, aint no way I going to risk trashin my GLX's. Either send it back to Loomis for a repair or at least get geniune Loomis parts and let a pro do it. Call me weak and scared.

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x10, aint no way I going to risk trashin my GLX's.  Either send it back to Loomis for a repair or at least get geniune Loomis parts and let a pro do it.  Call me weak and scared.

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My point .....why wait and do it yourself when you can have it done professionally and almost immediately, only takes a phone call or a stop by, cost less than 10 bucks and if you're a steady customer probably have it done gratis.

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Replacing the tiptop is easy, but not a no-brainer.  It is easy to overheat the blank and damage it.  

One trick I use on removal is to run a loop of line through the eye of the tiptop and put tension on it while heating it.  It will come off when the adhesive lets it, and then you stop heating the blank and prevent damage.  

On installing the new tiptop, first slide the new tiptop onto the clean bare tip of the blank to be sure you have the right size.  Then apply some heated adhesive to the blank, then just heat the tiptop enough to allow you to slide the new one on.  It will remelt the adhesive.  Don't exert a lot of force-if it's heated enough it will slide right on.  If you apply too much force, and not in perfect alignment with the axis of the blank, you can break off the tip of the blank.

If in doubt, let the pros do it.

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 Man, talking about a post being timely :o! Went fishing at a small lake this morning and landed a REALLY NICE bass (Won't go into size, we all know what liars anglers are ;)) Annnyyyyway, when I tied the hook on this morning, I think the end line guide was OK. Removing hook, noticed the ceramic guide was gone :'(.

 When you are talking about heating the tip and glue, are you talking butane lighter???

skillet

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Get a new tip

Heat lightly the tip to be replaced and pull it out with pliers

Grab a bar of hot glue and heat a small portion until it 's very soft

Cut a piece of the hot glue and mold a small chunk with your fingers

Insert it in the new tip and heat until the glue melts

Insert the new tip on the rod, align and wipe the excess glue.

Are you refering to the glue for hot glue guns? The kinds used for crafts?  I ask b/c I need to replace a tip as well.  I was going to use epoxy to put the new one one.  I guess the hot glue is so you can remove it latter if needed rite?

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 Man, talking about a post being timely :o! Went fishing at a small lake this morning and landed a REALLY NICE bass (Won't go into size, we all know what liars anglers are ;)) Annnyyyyway, when I tied the hook on this morning, I think the end line guide was OK. Removing hook, noticed the ceramic guide was gone :'(.

 When you are talking about heating the tip and glue, are you talking butane lighter???

skillet

Yup!

Here is some reading on Rod Tip Replacement

Good Luck & Tight Lines!!!

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Are you refering to the glue for hot glue guns? The kinds used for crafts? I ask b/c I need to replace a tip as well. I was going to use epoxy to put the new one one. I guess the hot glue is so you can remove it latter if needed rite?

Yup, that one.

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 Went and picked up a guide today and my glue gun had a small enough opening to get the glue into the tip ;). Worked great...

skillet

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