Re: salvaging a blemished rod?
Admitedly this is a guess but is that a low end Greys rod? Don't know the
circumstances of your acquiring it but if it is a Greys, why not contact them about the problem? They might be willing to fix it or send a replacement.
Shouldn't cost much, if anything, to find out. Best of luck, hope it all works out
well for you.
Nature, Cheaper than Therapy