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Glue to fix paddle

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Created by beefarmer > 9 months ago, 8 Jan 2015
beefarmer
WA, 230 posts
8 Jan 2015 10:43PM
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So I snapped a carbon fibre paddle shaft, just above the blade.

Borrowed a heat gun, got it hot and managed to extract the remainder of the broken shaft.

Now which type of glue is best to put it back together? Does it matter at all?

I was about to pull out the epoxy resin mix i use for epoxy surfboard repair... then thought better of it, figured i might melt shaft or blade.

Its a naish mahani if that makes any difference.

Thanks!


termite
NSW, 240 posts
9 Jan 2015 9:00AM
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Epoxy will do the best job and won't cause any issues with the existing shaft and blade.

Bill

Brenno
QLD, 668 posts
9 Jan 2015 12:52PM
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I use araldite 2 part epoxy adhesive (super strength 24 hr cure).
I was told if you used 5 minute it would make it easier to heat up and remove the handle, if you wanted to shorten your paddle.
The last time I had a handle attached in the store the young lad mixed up 5 minute epoxy on the shaft. My first session lasted 2 waves before the handle twisted off, quickly followed by much swearing as it was a cracker day. The adhesive had plenty of time to cure.
I dried it all out, cleaned it up, and when I'd finished gluing it back together made sure there was a good bead around the join too.
I have found too that during the curing process the two parts may want to push each other apart as well, so taping them together can help.
The paddle is still going strong, and has never leaked or looked like coming apart.

JoffaDan
VIC, 241 posts
9 Jan 2015 3:36PM
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If you mean MaKani they are known to be faulty. I snapped 2 within a couple of months of each other just paddling on to waves. The shop I bought it from replaced under warranty no questions asked (they were well aware of what they called a "faulty batch"). After the second snap I asked to pay the difference and upgraded to the Kaholo. No more problems :)

beefarmer
WA, 230 posts
10 Jan 2015 7:41AM
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Thanks for the tips fellas. Epoxy it is. I really can't fault naish for the makani except the font they use is hard to read. The paddle fell out the back of a mates car when he was attempting silly stuff up a sand dune. He then reversed back over it.... Not sure they are designed for that :)

supthecreek
1688 posts
10 Jan 2015 8:19AM
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Just a thought... Ke Nalus are assembled with Hot Glue. Just aim a heat gun at the joint for a minute and you can disassemble for shortening.

I don't know how it will work on your paddle, but it may be worth a shot.

Just use a Hot Glue gun to apply glue to the shaft and slide the handle on... a little twist to even up the glue and let sit for a few minutes.

works great with carbon parts of the Ke Nalus

Cobra
7560 posts
10 Jan 2015 1:29PM
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supthecreek said..
Just a thought... Ke Nalus are assembled with Hot Glue. Just aim a heat gun at the joint for a minute and you can disassemble for shortening.

I don't know how it will work on your paddle, but it may be worth a shot.

Just use a Hot Glue gun to apply glue to the shaft and slide the handle on... a little twist to even up the glue and let sit for a few minutes.

works great with carbon parts of the Ke Nalus

I wouldn't use hot glue in Australia.



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