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Blank Damage Question
Posted by: Dan Davieau (50.110.70.---)
Date: July 29, 2020 10:03AM

I am currently building on a NFC DS 721 X-ray blank. At the tip one of the fibers was separating from the blank (less than an inch of separation). I was planning on wrapping over the entire section and epoxying it to prevent failure. Unfortunately, during the wrapping process I broke the little fiber wisp. The fiber didn’t separate further and I finished the wrap and applied a light coat of epoxy. Do you think that the rod will be ok? The damage is only in about a 3/4” section which is just a hair longer than the tip tip tube.

Thanks in advance,
Dan

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Re: Blank Damage Question
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: July 29, 2020 10:11AM

I think the rod will be OK. I've had rods that were much worse than you describe work well for years. I would fish it and forget it.

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Re: Blank Damage Question
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: July 29, 2020 10:54AM

Dan, look at the bright side..if it splits all the way down, you,ll have two rods..lol..(don,t get old)

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Re: Blank Damage Question
Posted by: John DeMartini (---.inf6.spectrum.com)
Date: July 29, 2020 11:12AM

Dan

Fish the rod the way it is if it gives you trouble cut the tip off and install another.

As a rule I always inspect the tip and if necessary I trim it back until the tip is clean and sound. Cutting some off the tip is not catastrophi the rod will work fine..

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Re: Blank Damage Question
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: July 29, 2020 11:22AM

If your tiptop trim wrap extends back over the delaminated area, you will probably be okay. The extreme tip of the blank never takes a very sharp bend.

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