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Rod Bond and heat.
Posted by: Terje Bendiksby (---)
Date: May 19, 2023 03:54PM

I have glued a reelseast with Rod Bond epoxy. I wish to make a little change to the rod. Will heat like boiling water or heatgun losen the the metal parts glued with Rod Boond?

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Re: Rod Bond and heat.
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: May 19, 2023 04:12PM

Maybe. Hot water is the safest bet. If you use a heat gun there is no doubt you can eventually get the RB to let go, but the blank may also let go.


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Re: Rod Bond and heat.
Posted by: Daryl Ferguson (---)
Date: May 19, 2023 11:01PM

If you search, you'll find a thread I started on my comparing methods to take an old reel seat off. I actually cut an old, busted rod down to about 12-15" just to make it easier to experiment with the different methods.

Boiling water - That failed miserably. Now, I'm sure different epoxies will have a different setting point and I have no idea what epoxy was used as, again, this was an old, broken factory rod. But, I left it over boiling water for well over an hour and it never broke loose.

Heat - Now, you may or not want to give this a go but, since I cut the rod down, I was able to put it in the oven at 350 for 10 minutes. The grips and reel seat slid off easy with no *apparent* ill effects on the blank.

Bottom line, *I* would do the direct heat method if it were mine, but I'd be really careful with the time I exposed the blank to the heat.

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Re: Rod Bond and heat.
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---)
Date: May 20, 2023 12:11AM

If it is an all metal reel seat, I would use boiling ware, Boil for at least 15 minutes and may take a couple of tries. Has always worked for me!

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