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Dremel cut into blank

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I tried to cut off a metal Varmac reel seat and ended up nicking the blank in a few places with a Dremel. Nicks are lengthwise where the dremel cut through the reel seat. This area will be covered either by a cork tape grip or reel seat. The blank is a thick wall fiberglass California Tackle Sabre 270-7. Should I cut off the butt and craft an extension or can I wrap something over the butt as reinforcement before putting on a reel seat and grips? My inclination is to wrap thread or seine cord around the nicked area, cover with epoxy and then put on a cork tape grip. If at some point it snaps, I'd go with the extension. This is a beater rod.

 

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Triet,

 

Thoroughly clean blank area. Fill in the nicked areas with a slow cure paste type epoxy like U40 Rod Bond. Let it cure for three days and then sand smoooth with fine sandpaper. Next, wrap the entire area where the nicks are with size A thread. Then apply one thin coat of finish. Let it cure for three days then build up your handle assembly.

 

 

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