Getting a tip off

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  1. swami 805

    swami 805 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I have a rod I’m rebuilding and I can’t get the tip off to save my life. The original builder says he used hot glue but it’s not coming off with heat. The tip is very tight on the blank and I’m thinking it might be held on by the factory blank finish Could be expoxied on but he says it’s not
    Any ideas? I know it’s only an inch that would be cut but it’s a hard to find rod and the owner doesn’t want to cut it,can’t say I blame him, I wouldn’t want to cut it either
    Thanks

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  2. jer dog

    jer dog Fishing is life

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    Normally a cigarette lighter does the trick.
     
  3. DennisV

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    Careful work on a bench grinder can open the backside, then heat and pry off.
     
  4. TEAMFISH

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    Careful with too much heat. I had one like you're describing,after a little time with a lighter the damn thing blew off like a bullet and left the rod tip looking like a party favor.
     
  5. Ready4TheYellow

    Ready4TheYellow The Fishing Guru

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    spit on it!
     
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    Ready4TheYellow The Fishing Guru

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    Hold it with pliers on the ring. hit it with a torch and pull.
     
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    cmepen I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Dremel the back side open to split open the tip.
     
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  9. double_entendre

    double_entendre Zat is not my tuna

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    Damn, that'd make a steady hand. Dremels always snag stuff when I use them.

    If you go that path, gotta do something to hold the tip rock steady.
     
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    I have an old leverage trick......works 99% of the time. Unfortunately it's difficult to describe, needs to be shown.
     
  11. swami 805

    swami 805 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Thanks, might try a dremel but I figure 50/50 shot I hit glass. I've heated a few too much and had them go ballistic, trying to avoid going sputnik.
     
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    I agree not that hard
     
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    I learned from the best!
     
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    I know a gal that'll suck that right off but you may not get your rod back.
     
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    keeping an eye on this, I have had this problem a lot, normally I just tell the owner, seems that I would have to cut the tip off they always agree.
    little too much heat on a glass rod tip and its gone.
    a little too much heat on a 100% graphite tip is doable... sometimes !
     
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    Ive used a file to get tips off, file it down til it cracks then pop it with a screwdriver
     
  17. jer dog

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    I think you Should Ask Salty Dog,
    the Custom Rod Builder, how he does it,
    I would love to See his answer, maybe not.
     
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    double_entendre Zat is not my tuna

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    :spittake
     
  19. swami 805

    swami 805 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I bought some guides from him awhile ago, went sideways a little and he was nothing but nice, I couldn't have been happier. I'd do it again in a heartbeat if a needed too. I found him to be nothing but helpful. Maybe if you treat people right you'll get the same. One of the beauties of driving your own bus is you can tell people to fuck off if you want, we've all wanted too.
    Still can't get that tip off to save my life, thankfully it's not broken,just not the tip of choice. It's a cex ulua so the inch matters.
     
  20. SouthBayKiller

    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I wonder if you heat it up and dunk it in ice water the expansion of the tube might break what ever seal is holding it on?

    BTW, same for me with my dealings with Bill in the past.
     

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