Forums > Stand Up Paddle General

Removing super glued paddle/handle from shaft

Reply
Created by pete53 1 month ago, 12 Nov 2019
pete53
NSW, 169 posts
12 Nov 2019 2:14PM
Thumbs Up

Want to pull an old paddle apart as back up for o/s trip. I plan to hot glue as per ke Nalu. Any blues on breaking superglued bond of 7-8 years.

Emeboy
NSW, 281 posts
12 Nov 2019 2:22PM
Thumbs Up

Heat will possibly work on the superglue as well... worth a try.

I have also heard that Coke will dissolve superglue.... haven't tried it myself but it wouldn't surprise me.....

pete53
NSW, 169 posts
12 Nov 2019 2:30PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Emeboy said..
Heat will possibly work on the superglue as well... worth a try.

I have also heard that Coke will dissolve superglue.... haven't tried it myself but it wouldn't surprise me.....


I'll try that cause it ruins good Bourbon

mbuzz
NSW, 256 posts
12 Nov 2019 3:18PM
Thumbs Up

Heat gun worked for me.

Nugdam
QLD, 334 posts
12 Nov 2019 4:41PM
Thumbs Up

Heat gun usually does the trick.. I got desperate once and use boiling water

Helmy
VIC, 696 posts
12 Nov 2019 5:51PM
Thumbs Up

Don't overcook it though

pete53
NSW, 169 posts
12 Nov 2019 6:06PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Helmy said..
Don't overcook it though


Point taken. No success so far with too hot to touch and loath to bugger an old but good paddle.

mbuzz
NSW, 256 posts
12 Nov 2019 6:10PM
Thumbs Up

If it's jammed solid and you don't mind shortening it by an inch, cut it directly below the handle then you can use a drill or a chisel to get the remainder out of the handle.

Alex_sc
WA, 64 posts
12 Nov 2019 3:11PM
Thumbs Up

I left my hot melt glued paddle in my car on the weekend, when the temp hit 40 degrees. The heat inside the car melted the glue and expanding air inside the shaft pushed the handle out nearly 1cm! That was despite the car's sunroof being ajar and the front windows being 1-2 inches open.

pete53
NSW, 169 posts
12 Nov 2019 6:44PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
mbuzz said..
If it's jammed solid and you don't mind shortening it by an inch, cut it directly below the handle then you can use a drill or a chisel to get the remainder out of the handle.


Unfortunately it's the blade end stuck. I need blade removed to shorten overall length for travel.

colas
3530 posts
12 Nov 2019 6:26PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
pete53 said..
Unfortunately it's the blade end stuck. I need blade removed to shorten overall length for travel.


I never had trouble removing handles, but some failures with the blade. I guess the carbon there is thicker so it is a tricky job to heat enough to melt the glue but not the epoxy of the blade and shaft. One blade worked OK, the other the shaft folded when I tried to remove it.

I would try in a controlled temperature environment first, e.g. boiling water.

Mark _australia
WA, 19618 posts
12 Nov 2019 9:10PM
Thumbs Up

NO HEAT GUNS
that works for hot glue, but it buggers epoxy. Hot glue melts before epoxy. Hot glue melts just enough in say 80C water, but epoxy returns to normal. A heat gun can get it to 150C real quick and bugger both parts. So boiling water soak may work for some glues but if it doesn't work then don't try more heat!!!

Superglue will not be affected by heat. It melts at 180C which is far more than your shaft can take
It is dissolved by acetone, which only slightly affects properly cured epoxies and vinylester resins.
You need to soak acetone into that joint over a long time, gonna be hard to keep it in the lip / join by slowly dripping it in.

(moral - don't use superglue)

Mark _australia
WA, 19618 posts
12 Nov 2019 9:13PM
Thumbs Up

Anyway if shortening - cut it off.

Then you just need to get the shaft off the ferrule of the handle or blade.
Use a Dremel to cut verrry verrry carefully through the shaft only (lengthwise)
Then stick a screwdriver in the cut and twist. You will break the old shaft off the ferrule more easily than you think




Subscribe
Reply

Forums > Stand Up Paddle General


"Removing super glued paddle/handle from shaft" started by pete53