ceramic eye lining
Posted 15 January 2003 - 08:28 PM
Posted 15 January 2003 - 08:35 PM
Only thing I know of to do with a tip-top ring is to replace it. Easy enough to do. Any good tackle shop (at least the US ones and I assume the same with UK) should carry replacement tip-top ring kits. Just match the size to the diameter of your rod tip.
They are held on with a heat-sensitive glue so heating the base of the tip-top with a lighter for a couple seconds should allow you to slide it off. Then a little of the heat-melt glue that should come with the replacement (or if not, nail polish works well) and slip the new one on your rod.
Posted 15 January 2003 - 09:57 PM
Posted 15 January 2003 - 10:34 PM
Take the top section to the tackle shop and fit up for a replacement. I use araldite, it gives you time to align it correctly. A two minute job.
Posted 15 January 2003 - 11:28 PM
Complete nightmare to get the replacement off if you need to though! Araldite is damned hard once set and a lighter won't do the trick ;-)
I use araldite, it gives you time to align it correctly. A two minute job.
Best bet is hot melt glue, you don't need a glue gun to use it and you can buy a pack of the stuff, enough to do about a thousand tip rings (at least) for under a fiver from most DIY stores.
Alternatively, if you're not too far from Kent Zappagod, I've got a glue gun and can either loan it to you or replace the tip ring for you (provided you bring the replacement ring) free of charge mate.
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Posted 15 January 2003 - 11:58 PM
BTW Super Epoxy is thinner than Araldite and dries completely clear,I also use it over whippings.
Posted 16 January 2003 - 12:08 AM
For a tip, I'd say it is as good. I've not used super glue but have used the hot melt glue and nail polish. Never lost a tip-top with either.
Newt are you saying that nail polish is better than good super glue to stick the eye on to the rod
Posted 16 January 2003 - 12:59 AM
Posted 16 January 2003 - 01:56 AM
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