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Heat Gun Attempt to Fix Blade

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Created by RPG226 1 month ago, 31 May 2020
RPG226
VIC, 14 posts
31 May 2020 6:36PM
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Hit the broken shaft and blade for about 15 to 20mins with the heat gun,hot enough to use glove or rag,but no luck in separation
Any tips ?
Or is there a pro out there in Vicco that I could take to
Cheers

wazza66
QLD, 498 posts
31 May 2020 9:08PM
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Put the blade in the vice with padding around it and keep heating the shaft and twist the handle or blade until the bond breaks. The glue will soften and melt eventually.
I've done this on heaps of paddles on the blade and handle and it works . Remember to keep the heat gun moving so as to not overheat the carbon.
Be patient the glue will soften
Waz

RPG226
VIC, 14 posts
1 Jun 2020 6:46PM
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Thanks waz,will try the vice

MorningGlass
1 posts
1 Jun 2020 11:26PM
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Use the steam from a kettle, heat and moisture melt the glue :-)

gregjet
QLD, 8 posts
6 Jun 2020 6:13AM
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Note: If you are going to be fixing and afixing handles and blades, it is worth purchasing a temperature controlled electric heat gun. They can usually get a bit hotter than most but allow fine temp control on composite/hot melt glues.
BTW are you sure the blade wasn't epoxyed on?

DavidJohn
VIC, 16307 posts
6 Jun 2020 7:38AM
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RPG226 said..
Hit the broken shaft and blade for about 15 to 20mins with the heat gun,hot enough to use glove or rag,but no luck in separation
Any tips ?
Or is there a pro out there in Vicco that I could take to
Cheers


What brand of paddle is it and do you have a replacement shaft for it once you get the blade off?

I'm in Parkdale if you ever come past this way and I'd be happy to have a look at it and try for you.

RPG226
VIC, 14 posts
12 Jun 2020 6:40PM
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Thanks for the tips,I now have a good blade and a good shaft,that I will join together
What's the best glue to use ?

WINDSURFnSNOW
NSW, 1576 posts
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12 Jun 2020 9:25PM
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I like to use hot glue in store but 5 min araldite works well also. Heat will bring both apart pretty easily. Full strength epoxy is pretty much a permanent thing. Sam.

RPG226
VIC, 14 posts
13 Jun 2020 9:27AM
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Thanks off to Bunnings for some glue



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