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Removing A Reel Seat

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by STAN M, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. STAN M

    STAN M Member

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    And the last pic the MFI forum would not let me upload
     

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  3. w3lchboy

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    :clap:its easy if you take your time i just use a dremmel 20 seconds its off job done , take off excess haroldite with heatgun , tape up the rod plenty of haroldite the stuff that takes 24hrs to go off not the 2min one thats crap /then on with the new seat ,,, i dare say its more harder with smaller rods as ive only done beachcasters ,,,:clap:
     
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    I have removed many of my reel seats by pouring hot water out of the kettle,it softens the glue without doing any damage to the blank and the seat just pulls of.
     
  5. Fishyman

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    Great tip and good to know
     
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    wow. try a heat gun. done this loads of times. get the temp correct and the seat will slide of and so will most of the glue. of course, DONT OVER COOK YOUR BLANK !!!
     
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    Guys firstly thanks for a great sticky!

    OK, bought myself an old C3ld Mk2 on impulse last week[!!!] needs rebuilding BUT it had the usual C reel seat.

    I couldn’t move it at all, solid and I was thinking the worse...... it was pretty gubbed anyway so had a read of this sticky decided to have a go at getting it off.

    reel seat had actually started to deteriorate and some plastic had broken off, I could see that it was ultra tight over the equally old shrink tubing so perhaps not glued on at all...

    Despite near herniatic efforts couldn't budge it.....Hmm the previous owner had removed shrink from other parts of the butt so this once again wasn't looking good...
    However reading the sticky decided to line the reel seat along the thin track line with a couple of strokes of a sharp blade not all the way through just line it...

    ... now with the held of a cloth this time the seat split along the line and it just slid off!!!!

    RESULT!!.

    couldn't have done this safely or correctly without your contributions on this thread.

    Thanks

    Mo.
     
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