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    Default Spigot refurbishment

    Is there any way to refurbishment Spigot joint on a carbon rod. I've had the rod for many years and it's my got to rod. The joint between the two pieces are very close so i need to somehow build up the male spigot's thickness. Any ideas

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    Default Re: Spigot refurbishment

    Has the male part got a slight taper on it? if it has cutting a small piece off it will cure the problem.
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    Default Re: Spigot refurbishment

    Carbon/graphite spray.

    Layer it on slowly and evenly.

    Maver do one for pole joints but its the same thing.

    Slowly layer it up and evenly!

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    Default Re: Spigot refurbishment

    Quote Originally Posted by iain t View Post
    Is there any way to refurbishment Spigot joint on a carbon rod. I've had the rod for many years and it's my got to rod. The joint between the two pieces are very close so i need to somehow build up the male spigot's thickness. Any ideas
    I've used a candle, just rubbed it up and down on the spigot leaving wax behind. I do this on new rods also just to stop wear in the first place. It does work well...or it has for me .

    I know you can buy some purpose made spray called build up but i've never used it so can't comment on it.

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    Use wax once youve got the spigot built back up with the spray.

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    The carbon spray is one option. Spraying stuff onto a narrow surface, though, can mean 10% on the target and the rest on the newspaper underneath. This Preston Joint Save is a brush-on product so no waste, and it's been on the market and keeping pole and rod joints from wearing for decades. A few coats will build the spigot up, and you can check the fit between coats.

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    Default Re: Spigot refurbishment

    Thanks, lads. The male spigot is not tapered. I've tried using candle wax but this just makes joints easier to pull apart. I think my next step it to try the Carbon spray. By just having a quick look around the web it seems a lot of people use it with good feedback. To be honest never knew this spray existed before.

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    I reckon varnish would be ok, easy to rub down if you overdo it a little.

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    On a website, they mention using super glue the rub down. Ordered a can of Carbon spray now. Cheapest i found was £8.99 inc post. If it works it will save me sending it to a rod builder

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    Default Re: Spigot refurbishment

    Don't forget to clean the spigot off with a solvent to get rid of any wax that may be left on it before you put the joint build on.

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