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Old 08-12-2008, 10:06 AM
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Nicks & Scratches

I recently broke my favorite striper rod (Redington DFR) that I'm sure a new replacement will not be available for.

I have a bead on a pair of rods, 10 & 12 wieght, for short money but both have what I think are superficial nicks/scratches.

Any suggestions for treating the blemishes to eliminate possible stress risers. I was thinking a coat of rod builders epoxy.
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:21 AM
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Stress Risers

Polyester resin is a bit more flexible than epoxy (thinking of not creating a stress riser within the stress riser). How deep are the worst of the nicks; will a magnifying glass let you see if the scrim is cut?
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:07 AM
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Who makes the rods? If they are loomis or another company with good warranty you probably have nothing to worry about. Have you tried contacting Reddington on the new rod. Their warranty policy looks pretty good on their website.
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:00 PM
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The used rods I may purchase are Redington DFR's. The DFR's were discontinued when Sage bought Redington and are not available any more (I probably got one of the last when I clousured my first DFR 3 or 4 years ago ). I have a bit of a thing for DFR's that's probably not logical .

As it turns out I just got a call from the bearsden and Redington replaced the DFR with a 10 wt nano-titanium. It'll be interesting to play with but it's not a DFR
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Fred go over the Rodbuilding .org and see what the guys over there recommend.
It's a good site for rod builders. Someone over there will have the answer.
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:16 AM
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Thumbs up Sage / Redington Warr

I had a DFR 1308 DBL hand. One day out of the blue [2-3 yrs] the tip section folded over with a sickening soggy sound.. Must have been damaged earlier. Anyway the Sage folks were great handling it. I shipped the complete rod [retaining my tube] and 20.00 for return shipping, about 10 days later a new DFR 1308 arrived. They may still have some replacments.

I think I've still got the email address for the gal that handled things if you'd like it.

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