How to Repair a Broken Fiberglass Fishing Rod

Fishing is a passion that involves people of all ages, fathers and sons, but also friends. Using very frequently the fishing rod, even the most resistant, it can happen that something will go wrong. Here comes in handy in such cases, have the ability to make repairs. Some are easier to accomplish, others less so, but anything is possible with a little bit of effort. The downside is the clean break fiberglass fishing rod. Then we learn how to repair a fiberglass fishing rod carefully reading this practical guide.

You need

Be sure to have on hand:

  • Broken fiberglass fishing rod
  • Fiberglass PuTTY
  • Paper tape
  • Sandpaper
  • Epoxy
  • Carbon fiber fabric
  • Peel Ply Fabric
  • Fabric aerator
  • Micro-perforated material
  • Mastic
  • Vacuum bag
  • Hose and pump to create a vacuum
  • Polished
  • Brush

To repair a fiberglass fishing rod, broken in a point, we will use carbon. First we do match up the two ends, inserting inside a support, and protect the rest a fiberglass fishing rod with paper tape. Then we smooth down the seam between the two parts of a fiberglass fishing rod with the sandpaper. With a clean cloth, remove all excess dust after sanding. Now that the fishing rod surface is rough, but regular, we bridge the breakpoints with a bit of fiberglass filler. You don’t need precision, so then we will have to sand the fishing rod again. The important thing is that fiberglass stucco completely covers the breakpoints of the fishing rod.

We pass back the sandpaper at points where we smeared the stucco of fiberglass. Now spread the epoxy over the portion of the damage fishing rod with a brush. We pass the product evenly, turning in on itself the fishing rod. Once the resin screed, expect it to become sticky. We’ll have to wait a few minutes. Past the time necessary, position the portion of carbon fibre fabric. Let’s stick with hand pressure to the fiberglass fishing rod. Then brush the resin on the carbon fiber fabric.

When the entire fabric is impregnated with epoxy, wrap around the Peel Ply fabric, then the perforated and finally the fabric aerator. Let us fix it with paper tape. Now we should put this portion of fishing rod under vacuum. The farthest we apply the bedding compound, which then will block the vacuum bag. Wrap a cloth around the end of the pipe aerator to lock it. Otherwise would be sucked up by the vacuum.

Fasten the pipe, we place the vacuum bag around the fishing rod. Once sealed all, operate the pump. We check that there are no openings to prevent leakage. At this stage the excess resin is absorbed from the aerator. When the resin hardens completely vacuum bag and remove all posts above that of carbon fiber. Thanks to Indexdotcom will make the portion of fiberglass fishing rod more robust and durable.

We eliminate imperfections with sandpaper and then we move on to finishing. We glue with a glue spray another layer of carbon fiber fabric which perfectly covers the diameter of the fishing rod, without excess. Let’s do it adhere well to the fishing rod. Let the final coat to cover everything. We coat now the whole part with two layers of insulating tape, proceeding spiral. Once the underlying hardened resin appears we can remove the insulating tape. We finish the job by passing a hand-polished.

Advice

Never forget:
• Remember to protect your hands with work gloves

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