View Full Version : Guide Inserts

09-26-2007, 01:40 PM
Anyone know if replacing a ceramic insert is something I can do myself? Can the insert be replaced, or does the whole guide have to be replaced? I went to a local shop and the guy wanted to send it out and I wouldn't have it back for a couple of weeks. And he was going to have the whole guide replaced. Any help or suggestion is appreciated.

09-26-2007, 03:07 PM
The whole guide has to be replaced

09-26-2007, 03:17 PM
whole guide, short money.

09-26-2007, 03:22 PM
It's the top guide (tip) of a Lami. Any recommendations on where to get it done quickly? I live in Easton, MA near Taunton/Mansfield.

09-26-2007, 03:30 PM
you can do the tip yourself, heat it up and it should pull right off, most times they are held in place with hot glue..

Mike P
09-26-2007, 03:34 PM
You'll have to go to a shop to get a stick of ferrule cement anyway--might as well just bring the rod and have them do it this time. Most shops do it for the cost of the tip.

09-26-2007, 06:33 PM
I recommend M&D's in Wareham. Done on the spot, call first.

09-26-2007, 07:32 PM
Thanks for the tips everyone. I'll call M&D's tomorrow.

09-26-2007, 10:27 PM
They were going to send a rod out to do a tip? Most shops would have it done by the time you finished telling them why it cracked.

09-26-2007, 10:46 PM
Ocean State B&T in Providence. I guess the guy who does the work is not located at the shop.

09-27-2007, 06:26 AM
Thanks for the tips everyone. I'll call M&D's tomorrow.

I'll be in the shop after 1:00 today (Hab's funeral)
If it is the tip it only takes a minute to do. We do it while you waite.