1. Replace a Guide
Use a candle to heat the epoxy around the guide's factory wrappings and break the seal (A). Cut off the old wrappings with a razor blade, cutting on the rod guide's feet to avoid marring the blank (B). Clean the area well with acetone or isopropyl alcohol and let dry. Place and position the new rod guide. Using rod-guide thread or heavy-duty nylon sewing thread, wrap the new rod guide on. Seal the wrapping with a coat of clear epoxy glue or hot glue around all threading (C).