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butt caps come unglued

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I have a odm 9ft genesis and a lamiglas 8ft GSB and the butt caps have come unglued.  I don’t think it’s from use because the rods are fairly new.  What epoxy should I use to re-glue the butt cap on?

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Did any glue stick inside the caps or did it all stay on the rod?  Are the caps rubber?

 

Might need to clean inside of caps with alcohol and dry completely then use paste epoxy.

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3 hours ago, Mangomania said:

Did any glue stick inside the caps or did it all stay on the rod?  Are the caps rubber?

 

Might need to clean inside of caps with alcohol and dry completely then use paste epoxy.

There was no glue on the inside of the caps, and the caps are rubber.

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I've replaced rubber butt caps that had no glue in them but a complete coat of adhesive on the butt of the rod.  Almost like the butt cap was a mold.  Some rubbers and plastics have a release agent that prevents good gluing.

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I always buy rubber butt caps slightly undersized, warm them up in boiling water and push them on. Never had one fall off and they need some force to shift them. If you have to use a glue then you need some form of flexible adhesive.

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Rubber caps for boat rods, plastic caps for beach rods to slid out of rod holders without pulling the holder out of the sand. just saying.

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15 hours ago, essexalan said:

I always buy rubber butt caps slightly undersized, warm them up in boiling water and push them on. Never had one fall off and they need some force to shift them. If you have to use a glue then you need some form of flexible adhesive.

Thanks for the info.

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