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fenwick feralite
Posted by: David Parsons (---.s16300.c3-0.drf-cbr1.atw-drf.pa.cable.rcncustomer.com)
Date: February 25, 2019 07:25PM

What type of material is feralite I tried to heat tip and pull it of and the blank crushed and splintered ?

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Re: fenwick feralite
Posted by: Matthew Paul (---.lightspeed.milwwi.sbcglobal.net)
Date: February 25, 2019 09:55PM

its fiber glass you got it way to hot that is why it broke down

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Re: fenwick feralite
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.hsd1.sc.comcast.net)
Date: February 25, 2019 09:58PM

Mathew is exactly right. The tip top was probably glued in place using epoxy.
Norm

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Re: fenwick feralite
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: February 25, 2019 10:18PM

The resin used in the glass lay-up won't tolerate much heat beyond about 250F, which is easily exceeded by the temp of even a cigarette lighter flame.

I suspect it was hot melt type glue, but you applied more heat and for longer than needed.

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Re: fenwick feralite
Posted by: herb canter (---.atmc.net)
Date: February 26, 2019 01:06PM

Sounds more like epoxy than hot melt type glue to me , hot melt type glue specifically designed for tip tops will allow you to slide the top off with very little chance of overheating the tip area. Then again Tom thinks differently so i'm probably incorrect lol.

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Re: fenwick feralite
Posted by: David Parsons (---.s16300.c3-0.drf-cbr1.atw-drf.pa.cable.rcncustomer.com)
Date: February 26, 2019 06:18PM

I think it was epoxy because I never got it off after the heat and a lot of pulling I cooled it down with water and was filing the side down to split it and saw that it was broken at the end of the tips tube .thanks for the help as I have two more of these rods to rebuild

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