Removing old eyelets from a pole.

Discussion in 'Gateway Catfishing Club' started by BajaCoop, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    Need to replace the old eyelets on some poles and while i have found a lot of info on installing new ones not a bunch on taking the old ones off. Any advice that you guys could offer up would be nice.
     
  2. andrew76

    andrew76 New Member

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    Well ed if I dont have to replace the wraping then I just heat up the old eye and that will lossen up the glue and it will slide right out. But if Im going to replace the wraping then I just take a very sharp razor blade and cut threw the glue and the wraping.
     

  3. Seth

    Seth Active Member

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    Sharp razor blade and take your time so you don't tear the rod up.
     
  4. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    Lay the rod in the floor of your boat. Wait ten minutes.:crazy:
     
  5. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    well if that would get all the old wrapping off also then maybe.
     
  6. slider

    slider New Member

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    Big hammer and a chainsaw thats how ya fix everything
     
  7. theonecatfishbob

    theonecatfishbob New Member

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    I have an angle grinder Ed. Bring it on out
     
  8. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    well these seem like good methods however i guess i should have specified that having some pole left over when i was done taking the eyelets off would be nice.:wink:
     
  9. theonecatfishbob

    theonecatfishbob New Member

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    I wish I could help ;you Ed. I use cheap poles so when they go bad I just throw them away and get new ones.:smile2:
     
  10. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    if using a razor blade you will want to "shave" the old windings as apposed to "cutting" them if you put a nick in the rod you can almost guarantee a weak spot, like scoring a line in it.... just go slow and take your time you will do fine
     
  11. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    WORKS EVERYTIME!!!!!!:smile2::smile2::smile2:
     
  12. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    Ok Ed try this.. razor blade knife to cut through wrappings, then finernail polish remover, carefully , and it will soften things up so you can take everything off.. Then clean area thoroughly and go to work installing a new one..
     
  13. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    hmm may have to try that
     
  14. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    well the finger nail polish remover didn't do much for me but i did manage to get them all off with a razor blade. Now just gotta clean the area up and get to putting the new ones on.