ASrod

Rewired plugs for the first time

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Not the prettiest and pretty sloppy but I made one of my personal plugs (green) usable again and another one I found in a pile of seaweed and muck (white) one for the bag.

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11 mins ago, ASrod said:

Not the prettiest and pretty sloppy but I made one of my personal plugs (green) usable again and another one I found in a pile of seaweed and muck (white) one for the bag.

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How’d you get the wire out?

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40 mins ago, eelbasher said:

How’d you get the wire out?

I clipped it under the tail loop after some bending and prying and then I hooked the nose loop up to a table vise and pulled like hell. The white one was much easier because the plug had been on the water for a while and the glue corroded away I guess.

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1 hour ago, ASrod said:

I clipped it under the tail loop after some bending and prying and then I hooked the nose loop up to a table vise and pulled like hell. The white one was much easier because the plug had been on the water for a while and the glue corroded away I guess.

Change the swivel? 

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51 mins ago, ASrod said:

Yeah

Sorry but I’m going to have to call BS on this. They are molded around the wire and swivel. No way you just pulled the wire out and pulled the swivel right out. Not possible. And the white one looks like the factory wrap to me.....if you did though I’d be really surprised. Post a few more pics if you can

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5 mins ago, eelbasher said:

Sorry but I’m going to have to call BS on this. They are molded around the wire and swivel. No way you just pulled the wire out and pulled the swivel right out. Not possible. And the white one looks like the factory wrap to me.....if you did though I’d be really surprised. Post a few more pics if you can

LMAO. Dude I literally spent 3 hours like an idiot in the garage working on these things. Call BS all you want.

It did take a **** load of twisting the wire before I freed it completely by the way. Then I coated the new wire in epoxy before rewiring.

 

PS that’s the first time I wrapped a plug so I take that factory wrap thing as a compliment :p 

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5 mins ago, ASrod said:

LMAO. Dude I literally spent 3 hours like an idiot in the garage working on these things. Call BS all you want.

It did take a **** load of twisting the wire before I freed it completely by the way. Then I coated the new wire in epoxy before rewiring.

 

PS that’s the first time I wrapped a plug so I take that factory wrap thing as a compliment :p 

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Well more pics and more info change the story a lot. I stand corrected. Sorry. From the little you posted before lead me to believe otherwise. Good job to you for doing these. I tried before and just got new ones.....wasn’t worth the time or effort

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Oh yeah and the white one had a snapped swivel when I found it so what I did was I took an old pair of flat nosed pliers to a metal grinder to make them precisely the right size to reach inside the hole and grab the broken swivel, then I locked those pliers down on a table vise and slowly with constant pressure got the swivel out. Tedious but managed to do it. Next step was sacrificing one wire for each plug to carefully get it in to the plug about an 1/8th of an inch at a time using a table vise to clamp the length of the wire and keeping it from bending to “prime” it for the actual wire that I would use on it. After that it was pretty straight forward, I stuck the top half of the swivel in 5 minute epoxy and inserted it and the epoxy filled the gap that the swivel was molded around.

 

Will give them a test cast tomorrow to see if the action was affected but they look super nice now.

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2 mins ago, eelbasher said:

Well more pics and more info change the story a lot. I stand corrected. Sorry. From the little you posted before lead me to believe otherwise. Good job to you for doing these. I tried before and just got new ones.....wasn’t worth the time or effort

Oh it was a total bitch. All I was thinking to myself was why the hell did I spend $10 on wire plus shipping when I could’ve had a new plug for that much. Wouldn’t do it again unless I was making a video to try to have a claim to glory :laugh: 

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