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I have recently aquired an Imax 6 stroke 7. Only problem is the inserts out of 2 of the eyes are missing. The eye's themselves are in good nick so my question is where can I get more inserts for them? The local tackle shop is more off a tourist trap then a quality tackle seller so there is no chance of getting them from there.
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I have recently aquired an Imax 6 stroke 7. Only problem is the inserts out of 2 of the eyes are missing. The eye's themselves are in good nick so my question is where can I get more inserts for them? The local tackle shop is more off a tourist trap then a quality tackle seller so there is no chance of getting them from there.
Please help
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Neal
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you bought one of those with the luck al had with his not a jedi rod neal:roll1: :roll1: :roll1: did you try stan massey he may be able to help or des in elgin maybe but i think he will put new rings on:blink: :blink:
 

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Eye centres are not normally replaceable. You can play about with epoxy or superglues, but the best bet is to replace the rings with a reliable pattern. Most modern rods are fitted with Alconites (aluminium oxide), SiC (silicon carbide) or ZrC (zirconium carbide). The often-recommended Fujis (early aluminium oxide, pattern BNHG), are a thirty-year old pattern, long discontinued in the rest of the world, and are heavy by comparison with the aforementioned, and are liable to degrade performance if used. I suspect Stan will confirm what I am saying here.

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I am pretty sure (although not certain) that the eyes on this rod are the Fuji BMNAG pattern, the same as used on the new Greys rods.
 

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Eye centres are not normally replaceable. You can play about with epoxy or superglues, but the best bet is to replace the rings with a reliable pattern. Most modern rods are fitted with Alconites (aluminium oxide), SiC (silicon carbide) or ZrC (zirconium carbide). The often-recommended Fujis (early aluminium oxide, pattern BNHG), are a thirty-year old pattern, long discontinued in the rest of the world, and are heavy by comparison with the aforementioned, and are liable to degrade performance if used. I suspect Stan will confirm what I am saying here.

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Neal contacted me Phil and I told him virtually word for word what you have posted.


I sent him up two alconite BMNAG`s , up to him whether he replaces the centres:g: :blink: :blink: or the whole guide.

The beloved green BNHG`s are are nothing like as hard wearing as people think. I`ve replaced more of them for loose or cracked centres in the past 3-4 yars than I have alconites. The only alconite replacements have been as a result of physical damage, i.e. blown over on to rocks etc .
 

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you bought one of those with the luck al had with his not a jedi rod neal:roll1: :roll1: :roll1: did you try stan massey he may be able to help or des in elgin maybe but i think he will put new rings on:blink: :blink:
its a good rod neal , iv never broken one myself , everyone else does it for me (know what i mean paul).
the only problem i find with this rod is that the top section is around 2 inches taller than the bottom and when the rod is in its bag the top section , being a bit longer , is prone to getting snapped easy. i have combatted this by storing the rod in a hard rod tube .

ill put a seperate post on regarding this as i have just had another idea to combat this .

al
 
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