Epoxy in the guide on my new rod

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Epoxy in the guide on my new rod

Post by juggernot » 01 Jan 2016, 21:20

There is a drop of epoxy in the guide on my new 7'6 H casting rod. It makes the inside of the guide have a slight flat space. It is the second guide from the reel and not on the rod side of the guide so I don't think it will ever have line pulled tight across it, but I'm wondering if the epoxy might crack/chip and harm the mono one day. Could I try to melt it off the Aluminum oxide guide or just leave it be? Thanks, Randy

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Epoxy in the guide on my new rod

Post by jojo » 01 Jan 2016, 23:48

If possible, I would exchange it for one that doesn't have this issue.

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Epoxy in the guide on my new rod

Post by ProduceMan » 20 Mar 2016, 00:58

LIGHTLY heat the affected area with a heatgun or blow dryer. You want to heat the epoxy, not the whole guide and don't get the blank hot. Should then peel right off.
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Epoxy in the guide on my new rod

Post by Captain Ahab » 20 Mar 2016, 07:18

If it is not changing anything just leave it. Tell your friends that it is a custom "fast cast" spot and helps attract fish
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Epoxy in the guide on my new rod

Post by juggernot » 22 Mar 2016, 17:46

I was able to pop it off w careful pressure from my fingernail.

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