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Created by Dansouthcoast 1 month ago, 5 Jul 2020
Dansouthcoast
NSW, 7 posts
5 Jul 2020 9:24AM
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I know it might be a repeated question, but any tips of the type of available epoxy brands you have successfully used to re glue your paddle handle? Australian available I mean

wazza66
QLD, 502 posts
5 Jul 2020 9:52AM
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I have always used 5 min araldite glue.
Works well just tape around the join with electrical tape after.
Can also be heated and cracked easily down the track if you want to shorten your shaft again.

Balsaboards N.Z.
77 posts
5 Jul 2020 10:46AM
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I AGREE W/ WAZZA - ARALDITE IS TOP QUALITY EPOXY. the slow set one is stronger = less liable to crack but it keeps dripping for hours untill it sets . doesnt crack as easily if you want to remove it either .

colas
3942 posts
5 Jul 2020 11:02AM
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5/10mn epoxy glues of any brand work well.
You do not need extra strong glues anyways, in case you want to remove the handle in the future.
Be careful to wipe and tape over the glue when curing to avoid air bubbles creating a leak.
1mn epoxy are too fast.
Slow ones are not worth the trouble.

Nugdam
QLD, 483 posts
5 Jul 2020 8:54PM
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Any tips for a handle that keeps coming loose?
I use 5 minute epoxy but everyone often I have to pull it apart and re do it. Its not left in any sort of heat really weird and annoying as its never happened on other paddles.

OkiWild
45 posts
6 Jul 2020 9:58AM
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Nugdam said..
Any tips for a handle that keeps coming loose?
I use 5 minute epoxy but everyone often I have to pull it apart and re do it. Its not left in any sort of heat really weird and annoying as its never happened on other paddles.


What's the joint clearance? If there's too much, it will crack out. You need to add a filler like microspheres.

Nugdam
QLD, 483 posts
6 Jul 2020 4:17PM
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OkiWild said..


Nugdam said..
Any tips for a handle that keeps coming loose?
I use 5 minute epoxy but everyone often I have to pull it apart and re do it. Its not left in any sort of heat really weird and annoying as its never happened on other paddles.




What's the joint clearance? If there's too much, it will crack out. You need to add a filler like microspheres.



That could be a plausible explanation. It is a pretty easy fit to get in there. Would make sense especially when it's under load.

I have it apart again at the moment as I was going to try the super strength epoxy. Maybe I'm just due for a replacement T handle as I did give it a sand last time to get glue off.

wazza66
QLD, 502 posts
7 Jul 2020 7:08PM
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Nugdam said..

OkiWild said..



Nugdam said..
Any tips for a handle that keeps coming loose?
I use 5 minute epoxy but everyone often I have to pull it apart and re do it. Its not left in any sort of heat really weird and annoying as its never happened on other paddles.





What's the joint clearance? If there's too much, it will crack out. You need to add a filler like microspheres.




That could be a plausible explanation. It is a pretty easy fit to get in there. Would make sense especially when it's under load.

I have it apart again at the moment as I was going to try the super strength epoxy. Maybe I'm just due for a replacement T handle as I did give it a sand last time to get glue off.


You can give the inside of the shaft and handle a quick sand to clean off the old glue residue. Don't overdo it though.
Make sure you put heaps of glue inside the shaft and then put the handle in, tape around the join and put a piece of tape over the handle and down the shaft as the epoxy will heat and try to push the handle out of the shaft.
Stand the blade upside down and leave to dry. The glue will run down till fill the space between the 2 surfaces.
Too easy.
Waz



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