Save the day if someone steps on one of your favorite rods on the boat deck or if you snap a rod tip for any other reason. They install in minutes and are ready for use immediately. 1. Remove the old top by using a lighter to heat up while moving flame back and forth. 2. Melt end of glue stick 4-5 seconds and apply glue to rod tip. 3. Slide rod top over the glued area. Make sure you work the tip back and forth a little to spread the hot glue. Align with the guides.