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Re gripping boom

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Created by Corkers 6 months ago, 17 Sep 2018
Corkers
NSW, 154 posts
17 Sep 2018 8:34PM
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Anyone know where I can get a carbon boom regripped? Preferably on the south coast but Sydney could be an option to

cheers

Marty1970
NSW, 113 posts
17 Sep 2018 9:57PM
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Hi mate,
I've done mine with Non Slip Heat Shrink Tubing Textured Grip Fish Rod Handle Racket Sleeve 15-40mm (rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F122734512435) last year and is great
Marty

Corkers
NSW, 154 posts
18 Sep 2018 8:44AM
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Marty1970 said..
Hi mate,
I've done mine with Non Slip Heat Shrink Tubing Textured Grip Fish Rod Handle Racket Sleeve 15-40mm (rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F122734512435) last year and is great
Marty


Thanks Marty,
would you mind giving me a brief rundown? Obviously remove old grip first. Did you need a few of these grips and join then together? Was glueing required?

mathew
VIC, 1709 posts
18 Sep 2018 5:22PM
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Marty1970 said..
Hi mate,
I've done mine with Non Slip Heat Shrink Tubing Textured Grip Fish Rod Handle Racket Sleeve 15-40mm (rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F122734512435) last year and is great
Marty


Got any photos ? ... would be keen to see the results.

ka43
NSW, 2800 posts
18 Sep 2018 7:23PM
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Boom regrip the easier way with heat shrink.
I started with a NP X9 180 to 230cm carbon boom. Grip had started to peel in spots & get "daggy". started off with new Stanley box cutter blade.
Remove everything off the boom including harness lines, adjustable outhaul cleats etc and the clips on the end of the boom arms. Starting from head of boom slice off the old grip in approx 1cm wide strips. Yes its long and tedious but unless you want to have thick boom grip its worthwhile.
Be carefull as on carbon booms there will be small areas that have not been "wetted" out properly and the blade may catch & lift bits of gel coat.
Once you have got the thickest of the boom grip off it gets easier.
Use the blade and run up & down the mostly cleaned up areas temoving the old glue & small bits of residue grip. This takes awhile depending on how clean uou want the boom.
Once you are happy with the outcome use some 800 grit sandpaper and give both boom arms a light sanding.
I used some sports strapping tape (about 3 or 4 dollars at a chemist) wrapped along the boom arm for a better grip for the heat shrink. The heat gun warms up the glue on the tape and gives a good bond for the rubber heat shrink.
I used 40mm heat shrink tubing which you need if your boom has thicker sections at the end of the arms like NP & Severne.
The tubing will slide over the arms easily. Slide it all the way to the front of the boom arms.
It comes in 1 meter lengths so you will need 3 lengths on this size boom.
Using a heat gun on medium heat (if unsure test on a smal offcut if possible) start from a distance of approx of 15cm and go SLOW. move the heat gun back & forwards until you see the grip start to shrink.
Be sure to go inside the boom arms to shrink the whole tubing.
Work your way down each arm making sure that each 15 to 20cm section is "tight" on the boom arm. Its easy to feel if it isnt.
I used black electrical tape to seal the grip at the boom head and end of the section.
Install all your bits back on and hey presto. A smick looking hard wearing boom grip.

























Corkers
NSW, 154 posts
18 Sep 2018 7:58PM
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Awesome KA43!! Thanks for the detail. I'm definitely giving this a go

Marty1970
NSW, 113 posts
19 Sep 2018 7:52PM
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ka43 said..
Boom regrip the easier way with heat shrink.
I started with a NP X9 180 to 230cm carbon boom. Grip had started to peel in spots & get "daggy". started off with new Stanley box cutter blade.
Remove everything off the boom including harness lines, adjustable outhaul cleats etc and the clips on the end of the boom arms. Starting from head of boom slice off the old grip in approx 1cm wide strips. Yes its long and tedious but unless you want to have thick boom grip its worthwhile.
Be carefull as on carbon booms there will be small areas that have not been "wetted" out properly and the blade may catch & lift bits of gel coat.
Once you have got the thickest of the boom grip off it gets easier.
Use the blade and run up & down the mostly cleaned up areas temoving the old glue & small bits of residue grip. This takes awhile depending on how clean uou want the boom.
Once you are happy with the outcome use some 800 grit sandpaper and give both boom arms a light sanding.
I used some sports strapping tape (about 3 or 4 dollars at a chemist) wrapped along the boom arm for a better grip for the heat shrink. The heat gun warms up the glue on the tape and gives a good bond for the rubber heat shrink.
I used 40mm heat shrink tubing which you need if your boom has thicker sections at the end of the arms like NP & Severne.
The tubing will slide over the arms easily. Slide it all the way to the front of the boom arms.
It comes in 1 meter lengths so you will need 3 lengths on this size boom.
Using a heat gun on medium heat (if unsure test on a smal offcut if possible) start from a distance of approx of 15cm and go SLOW. move the heat gun back & forwards until you see the grip start to shrink.
Be sure to go inside the boom arms to shrink the whole tubing.
Work your way down each arm making sure that each 15 to 20cm section is "tight" on the boom arm. Its easy to feel if it isnt.
I used black electrical tape to seal the grip at the boom head and end of the section.
Install all your bits back on and hey presto. A smick looking hard wearing boom grip.


























Thanks Larko, you saved me the explanation... great detail!!!

audymaccop
8 posts
6 Oct 2018 7:14AM
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ka43 said..
Boom regrip the easier way with heat shrink.
I started with a NP X9 180 to 230cm carbon boom. Grip had started to peel in spots & get "daggy". started off with new Stanley box cutter blade.
Remove everything off the boom including harness lines, adjustable outhaul cleats etc and the clips on the end of the boom arms. Starting from head of boom slice off the old grip in approx 1cm wide strips. Yes its long and tedious but unless you want to have thick boom grip its worthwhile.
Be carefull as on carbon booms there will be small areas that have not been "wetted" out properly and the blade may catch & lift bits of gel coat.
Once you have got the thickest of the boom grip off it gets easier.
Use the blade and run up & down the mostly cleaned up areas temoving the old glue & small bits of residue grip. This takes awhile depending on how clean uou want the boom.
Once you are happy with the outcome use some 800 grit sandpaper and give both boom arms a light sanding.
I used some sports strapping tape (about 3 or 4 dollars at a chemist) wrapped along the boom arm for a better grip for the heat shrink. The heat gun warms up the glue on the tape and gives a good bond for the rubber heat shrink.
I used 40mm heat shrink tubing which you need if your boom has thicker sections at the end of the arms like NP & Severne.
The tubing will slide over the arms easily. Slide it all the way to the front of the boom arms.
It comes in 1 meter lengths so you will need 3 lengths on this size boom.
Using a heat gun on medium heat (if unsure test on a smal offcut if possible) start from a distance of approx of 15cm and go SLOW. move the heat gun back & forwards until you see the grip start to shrink.
Be sure to go inside the boom arms to shrink the whole tubing.
Work your way down each arm making sure that each 15 to 20cm section is "tight" on the boom arm. Its easy to feel if it isnt.
I used black electrical tape to seal the grip at the boom head and end of the section.
Install all your bits back on and hey presto. A smick looking hard wearing boom grip.
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Amazing KA43!! Much obliged for the detail. I'm certainly giving this a go

ejahn
2 posts
3 Jan 2019 12:20AM
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I just want to to check up on this thread to see how the heat-shrink tubing boom grips are holding up over the long term. I just regripped a boom the old fashioned way, and there has to be an easier way. I sure hope the heat shrink method is a viable option.

P.C_simpson
WA, 1364 posts
3 Jan 2019 9:21AM
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I have done a heap with proper boom grip, there is a video on here somewhere we made if me regripping a carbon boom. it's not super hard, you just have to be confident when gluing the new grip down, you only get one shot..

I would avoid using a knife to remove grip as you may weaken the boom if you nick it.

ka43
NSW, 2800 posts
3 Jan 2019 7:01PM
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Have been using my re-gripped heat shrink boom and so far its all good.
Pro's.
Hardier than normal grip.
Easy to replace.
Stays clean. Cause its black.

Cons.
Harder on hands than the soft stuff.
No harness line markings. No biggie.
Keep away from sharp rocks, tree roots etc. Same as normal grip.

My findings when doing it.
The sports tape wrapped around the boom arms first really makes a difference.
Make sure you really keep the heat going as you shrink the grip. It seems to need the heat to make it stick.
If you get a hack out of it just use contact cement to stick back down.
Makes a huge difference taking the old grip off first!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KA360
NSW, 699 posts
3 Jan 2019 7:57PM
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P.C_simpson said..
I have done a heap with proper boom grip, there is a video on here somewhere we made if me regripping a carbon boom. it's not super hard, you just have to be confident when gluing the new grip down, you only get one shot..

I would avoid using a knife to remove grip as you may weaken the boom if you nick it.


...and the best boom regrip video

ChrisD67
39 posts
16 Jan 2019 6:35AM
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For minor repairs (i have bits of grip lifting off in places) what glue would you recommend? Thanks.

ka43
NSW, 2800 posts
16 Jan 2019 6:32PM
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Dab of contact cement.

Marty1970
NSW, 113 posts
2 Feb 2019 7:53PM
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ChrisD67 said..
For minor repairs (i have bits of grip lifting off in places) what glue would you recommend? Thanks.


shoe glue

Tony Wills
NSW, 228 posts
3 Feb 2019 9:46AM
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ChrisD67 said..
For minor repairs (i have bits of grip lifting off in places) what glue would you recommend? Thanks.



Chris I purchased some of the heat shrink type grip from eBay recently to repair the worn grip where my harness lines lie. I think it took me about 15 minutes to complete. No adhesive, no residue etc. Fully recommend the heat shrink option.

Wear marks from harness lines


Heat shrink applied straight over the top

Job done. Time for a beer.


byronmc
NSW, 420 posts
15 Feb 2019 1:03PM
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How good is the Video from Jason for me who has girl hands and gets blisters easy I would use traditional but where do people get that from?

byronmc
NSW, 420 posts
18 Feb 2019 11:21AM
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I was after normal grip and where to get from.

ChrisD67
39 posts
18 Feb 2019 9:12AM
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Here is some Byron www.surfsailaustralia.com.au/product/surf-sail-australia-eva-boom-grip-set-black#surf-sail-clothing-hardware

Thanks for all the advice. Selley's Shoe Fix working ok for now.

byronmc
NSW, 420 posts
19 Feb 2019 12:09AM
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Thanks ordered some new grip.

P.C_simpson
WA, 1364 posts
21 Feb 2019 4:27AM
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byronmc said..
Thanks ordered some new grip.


Hey Bro, if you are nervous about the regripping i do them for $100 if you supply the grip.

Im up in forster these days.

Relic
TAS, 721 posts
23 Feb 2019 7:53AM
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The best adhesive to use if regrippig with new boom grip is Sika Premium Contact Adhesive 4600 AU
It is a polyurethane as opposed to latex based product. It doesn't get lumpy or deteriorate like the shoe glue types. It just doesn't bond well to the boom surface leading to the grip lifting especially where harness lines attach. The Sika on the other hand bonds well.
The video on this thread if followed gives an excellent result. An assistant when applying the grip helps avoid mistakes. One go to get it right.
the heat shrink looks like an alternative. Time will be the test.



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