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Author Topic: Broken Zephyr Lower Spreader Ferrule  (Read 1064 times)
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« on: September 26, 2011, 08:22 PM »

Hey everyone. Looking for some ideas on how to get a broken ferrule out of a 3PT rod? It's virtually sheared right off where it should be going into the center-T. Not sure what the best way to break the superglue bond, and I really just want to salavage the rod instead of buying a new 3PT when theres nothing wrong with this one other then the glued in broken piece..

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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 08:29 PM »

ugh, got a head of myself and decided to post before searching.. and now cant delete my own thread >.>
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 10:59 PM »

NOthing wrong with asking an already asked question Tongue.  JUst keep in mind using a rod and trying to tap it out doesn't always work so having a 6mm drill around is a good idea too.
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2011, 04:34 AM »

Drill it !
Just make sure you have a spare on hand in case the drilling goes badly...  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2011, 05:06 AM »

Personally I wouldn't drill, the best way to remove ferrules I have found is to to find something long enough to reach the broken ferrule from the other end of the spar, then get hold of a heat gun - the sort you use for paint stripping - and heat the ferrule end of the spar for a minute or so, keep the gun moving, then give the ferrule a sharp poke from the other end and the broken bit will come straight out. i've done this many times with no damage to the spar.
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2011, 08:37 AM »

thanks fellas. Gonna try the heat and poke method first.. Then try to go at it with a drill!
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2011, 08:54 AM »

thanks fellas. Gonna try the heat and poke method first.. Then try to go at it with a drill!

Works well, just don't go mad with the heat, lowest setting, nice gentle even heat around the bottom 3-4" of the spar where the ferrule is.  An old piece of 5mm rod or similar works well for the pokey bit.
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