Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this guys.
I am a part time rod builder and I have a surf rod I built 30 odd years ago on a 156" Mag Surf Graph blank. I realise it is very basic and very sad compared to what I do now but it is an old friend and has caught a heap of fish.
I lent it to a friend recently and it came back with a small crush on the top foot of the stripper guide.
The rod was built for 7" alvey sidecast and was not underbound.
I have attached photos which might help. It looks a bit distorted but the crush is only on the foot side.
I am thinking I might be able to remove the guide ( I have been thinking about stripping the guides off and re-doing anyway) and fill the crush with epoxy or similar then underbind and overbind the stripper.
I would appreciate any advice anyone could offer.
another picture here
Thanks in advance for any help