- Bobostro61 wrote:
- OK, so I ordered some delrin rod. Is epoxy strong enough to keep it from twisting out of the stem when removing the stem? Or can I use the glue that you use to glue PVC pipe?
5-min epoxy is what you want.
1. Once you remove the preform tenon and drill out a hole for the delrin, scratch up the sides of the delrin on the end you will insert into the stem and scratch up the walls of the hole in the stem.
2. Mix your epoxy and apply to the scratched up part of the delrin.
3. Insert the delrin into the stem.
4. Make sure the delrin is fully seated by taking the stem in your hand and pounding the delrin into the stem using a flat surface. Imagine pounding the table with your fist, only with the stem in your hand.
5. Allow the epoxy to cure for a few minutes until it is no longer gooey, but not rock hard.
6. There will be a ring of epoxy that squeezed out when you pounded the tenon into the stem. Gently scrape up the ring of epoxy with a match or something else that is small but not sharp. If you do it right, the epoxy should peal right off.