Tiptop Repair

Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by DLHirst, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. DLHirst

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    Why do we use hot melt glue for tiptop repairs rather than, say, a cyanoacrylate? Seems like the hot melt glues fail over time. Wouldn’t CA be more permanent? What am I missing?
     
  2. bapotter

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    You can use CA but it is more difficult to remove if you need to replace the tip top. Most rod builders use hot melt and some use two-part epoxy...both of which can be heated to remove the tip top.
     

  3. DLHirst

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    Thanks. This tiptop is only three inches from the first guide (broken, twice!). If it breaks again, I’m shopping for a new rod!
     
  4. FishManDan

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    The glue that comes with replacement tips is a higher temp than standard.
     
  5. d7645

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    If you have a good sharp exacto knife, cut small strips of glue, roll it and stuff the tip tube...then heat it and slide it on rod. It’s a lot less messy and concentrates glue where needed. There are videos on YouTube that demonstrate it.