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Handle/Reel seat removal w/ steam

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I ran into this reel seal / handle removal video a while back.

Great method, compare to cutting w/ Dremel cutting wheel and pry method, I thought.

Has anyone tried this on U40 Rod Bond yet?

 

 

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Well, since no one seem to done this on U40, I decided to give it a try...

To the point, I was able to get the cork handle and reel seat off but wouldn't recommend this method.

It took about 40 mins of steaming before I can start moving the reel seat and while I got them out I also noticed some deformation on the blank as well. This was fairly quickly corrected by doing a bit more steaming (~5 mins) on affected part, and letting the blank restore it's original shape. 

Somewhat of an expected result as I knew carbon fibers on the rod is also epoxied together and baked in the oven.

Though, I am not too sure if this affected the strength of the blank or not.

Below is some pics I took showing the process...

 

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12 hours ago, moocks said:

I.d be more worried about the heat from the burner coming up the outside of the pot on the overhanging blank.

Wallpaper steamer. 

Never follow the cookbook type instructions.;)

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