Best Glue for Replacement rod tips? Best Glue for Replacement rod tips?
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    Best Glue for Replacement rod tips?
from ellis (  
10/2/2005 7:26:00 PM


 Just realized I need to replace a rod tip--I have the tips but no glue--need recommendation for the non-rod builder.


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   Rod tip glue... from George's Custom Rods  10/2/2005 8:10:00 PM
 I use 5-minute fine. I load the tube...apply to tip...remove / refill until the blank is covered and glue squirts out the tip of the tip top. Align with guides and let it set up. If there is excess glue on the top (braces / insert), heat briefly with a lighter and pick it off with a small object, such as a paper clip.

Hope this helps....George

George's Custom Rods
Phone: 208-549-0454
Website: www.georgescustomrods

   Rod Tip adhesive from markG  10/3/2005 10:38:00 AM

I like to use a high temperature hot melt like the Bohning Ferr-L-Tite. Most of the tan or amber colored hot melts will have higher heat reistance that the whites or clears. You can find the Bohning hot melt in the archery section at many sporting good stores:

5 Epoxy will work for bonding tips and I know a lot of folks use it. It will take more heat and work to get off than the hot melts if you need a repair, and in that case you just need to be more careful when working to remove it.


   Listen to the George the Pro......... from Big Ole Peter  10/3/2005 10:57:00 AM
 5min expoxy all the way....

Now if you need to do some repairs on a flux capacitor,then MarkG is your guy...:P

   Rod Guide Sealant from James (  10/3/2005 11:19:00 AM
 I have a chip in the top sealant of my third guide from the top of my rod. What can I get to re-seal this spot? Thanks.

    from markG  10/3/2005 11:22:00 AM

I think yer getting me mixed up with either Tater Terry or the guy who started GAMMA.....they're your "go to" guys for any nuke related questions. LOL


   Guide sealant from markG  10/3/2005 11:32:00 AM

Pretty much any type of thread finish should work to seal and fill in the chip. Clean and prep the surface and you can coat over and refill the chipped area.

One of the higher build epoxies might be your best best for filling with one coat, depending on the depth of the area.


   markGee is right............ from Big Ole Peter  10/3/2005 11:49:00 AM
 James make sure you prep the old epoxy well.If you don't,the new epoxy will not adhere correctly to the old epoxy...I would use a high build such as flexcoat.

What part of La. are you in?


   Adhesives... from George's Custom Rods  10/3/2005 7:09:00 PM
 When it comes to chemicals such as adhesives, I have to bow to Mark's knowledge. I'm sure the glue sticks work fine as he described. Matter of fact, you may recall he did some tests on different glues not that long ago...or it was that long ago and I forgot.

Personally, I'm just more comfortable using the 5-minute epoxy...I have more confidence that the tip top will stay where I put it. I've had to replace a number of tip tops over the years and the epoxy does take more heat than the glue stick, but you should be fine if you are careful. Don't roast your hot dog while heating the tip top! lol.

Good luck.....George

George's Custom Rods
Phone: 208-549-0454
Website: www.georgescustomrods

   Thanks from James (  10/4/2005 8:55:00 AM
 Thanks for the advise guys. Peter, I live in Erwinville, which is 20 miles west of Baton Rouge.

   Dang.....too far james..... from Big Ole Peter  10/4/2005 9:49:00 AM
 i was gonna say if you lived close to Shreveport we could meet up we would have a mini-seminar.

later, Peterrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....



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