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Guys,
My father in law has an old rod he built himself and the spigot (tip pushes in) is feeling a bit loose. Is there anything that can be done about it? Its his favourite rod and he wants to keep it going a bit longer.
Also, does anyone know anywhere that sell large butt caps, about a 27/28mm required.
Thanks in advance,
Rob.
 

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maver is good, but I've found it wears off easily. matt black car spray paint is a good alternative, just remember to keep turning the rod every few minutes till it dries. whatever u use,better to give it a few light coats than try n build it up all in one go
you'll find that light coats dry quicker too
 

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Thanks guys,
I'm assuming there is no permanent solution then?
I will try the above out, its a really nice rod to fish with and has a lot of sentimental value to him so it would be nice to keep it going.
Cheers,
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Thanks guys,
I'm assuming there is no permanent solution then?
I will try the above out, its a really nice rod to fish with and has a lot of sentimental value to him so it would be nice to keep it going.
Cheers,
Rob.
Only permanent (well, nothing is permanent really) is to get a new spigot fitted.
 

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I have a spinning rod that can get a bit loose, all I do is to rub the male part of the joint with a kids wax crayon before fitting the two halves. No hassle to carry a piece of crayon in you kit.
 

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For the but cap,go to a hardware/ironmongers,and ask for the largest walking stick rubber they have,They come in several sizes and designs,I always use them on my rods,usual cost is about 80p,as opposed to about £2.50p for something almost identical from a specialist rod builders shop.

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Guys,
My father in law has an old rod he built himself and the spigot (tip pushes in) is feeling a bit loose. Is there anything that can be done about it? Its his favourite rod and he wants to keep it going a bit longer.
Also, does anyone know anywhere that sell large butt caps, about a 27/28mm required.
Thanks in advance,
Rob.
Don't say how old it is ... but is it old enought to be glass fibre? If it is stick a coat of resin over the male part of the spigit to build it up. You can also get carbon fibre resin now that will do the same but its bloody expensive.

Personally not a fan of wax or the various sprays on joints to take up the slack ... none of them set hard as such which means they are just filling a gap. When you use the rod they still allow the joint to move about under compression, its just that the joint doesn't come apart ... this actually adds to the wear especially when they get carbon dust or dirt on them, at which point they become grinding paste.

Either coat with resin or spray with car body paint to build the joint up over a few layers.
 

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Its a carbon blank, We think its an early Century Kompressor.
Its not too bad, just doesnt feel like a new rod and when we put it together and give it a 'waggle' you can hear/feel a slight wobble or knocking in the blank.
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Its a carbon blank, We think its an early Century Kompressor.
Its not too bad, just doesnt feel like a new rod and when we put it together and give it a 'waggle' you can hear/feel a slight wobble or knocking in the blank.
Cheers,
Rob.
A bit of matt or silk finish black car paint will do it then ... spray, rub down with fine wet and dry (wet) when its dried and build it up where a bit extra is needed. Bit fiddly and messy but it works really well and lasts a good while. You can do a few sprays then use the rod if you want then carry on again when your not using it .. just make sure its clean before you spray.
 
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