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jerome gagnon

reel seat slipping, to epoxy or else ?

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my reel seat started slipping forward yesterday, and is compressing the forward cork. should i epoxy it or will it melt the plastic ? its a daiwa skeleton seat.

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Yes, you can epoxy.  If you restore the front hood to the original position I'm not sure the cork will return to its full length so you might have a gap to fill with epoxy as well.

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epoxy-ed the seat...and made a good mess while at it. as you said, the cork would'nt ''expand'' back so had to fill the gap. waiting for tomorow to test for strengt...lets hope the stinky stuff dries.

ill sand back the cork to shape once i receive the sealant.

thanks Mangomania.

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used that damn dollard store 5 minutes epoxy (for the last time)
the seams where dry, cut them with a sharp blade and realised that i wasn't all dry under...aligned the seat right this time and slowly filled the gap with fly tying tread and head cement. looks ok and seems to be holding good this time. only fishing it will prove or bust my ''hack''
 

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