Can anyone remind me how this is best/most easily achieved?
I've forgotten, if I ever knew, and asking here is more fun than emailing ZRE.
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Posted by: baldpaddler on Oct-27-12 6:47 PM (EST)
use a heat gun to loosen the epoxy then twist and pull gently. I have had a little luck this way but not one hundred percent. I suspect it could be what type of epoxy was underneath,
If you are wanting to shorten it, |
Posted by: roanguy on Oct-27-12 7:15 PM (EST)
which I assume you are; You cut off the grip about two inches down the shaft. Then you file the portion of the shaft that is still on the grip down to remove it. Usually you only need to file it in one place, and then peel it off.
Posted by: tktoo on Oct-27-12 8:11 PM (EST)
I couldn't remember if steam, boiling water, or a heat gun was supposed to do it. Two inches would probably be about right, though. Mechanical means would be my last resort.
I did exactly as described by roanguy.|
Posted by: string on Oct-27-12 10:04 PM (EST)
To cut the shaft,I made a jig which is 2 2X4 blocks with V notches cut in them attached to another 2X4. The shaft is laid in the jig and turned by a helper while you hold a fine toothed hacksaw against the shaft. I taped both sides of the cut with duct tape to help keep the blade on track. Worked perfectly.
Call Bob first ... FWIW, grips don't |
Posted by: onnopaddle on Oct-27-12 11:35 PM (EST)
need to go that far down into shaft.
Overkill but will work -;)|
Posted by: Kocho on Oct-28-12 12:57 AM (EST)
I've cut a few paddles (not canoe) with a simple metal cutting fine toothed blade by hand. Shaft wrapped with 1-2 wraps of masking tape before cutting. No jigs - just rest the shaft somewhere where it won't get scratched. After the cut, simply sand with a piece of sandpaper on a flat wood block to remove the half-millimeter or so that might be out of round.
Posted by: c2g on Oct-28-12 1:37 AM (EST)
According to the ZRE website, you use a heat gun to heat the area where the grip fits into the shaft until the glue softens, then you pull the grip out.
Be careful with the heat.|
Posted by: onepaddlejunkie on Oct-28-12 7:13 AM (EST)
Putting on too much heat can damage both the shaft and the grip.
One supposes I coulda just looked|
Posted by: tktoo on Oct-28-12 9:12 AM (EST)
there first, eh?
Thanks to all.|
Posted by: tktoo on Oct-28-12 9:18 AM (EST)
Posted by: string on Oct-28-12 6:18 PM (EST)
The paddle is being offered at|
Posted by: tktoo on Oct-28-12 8:37 PM (EST)
a better than reasonable price, I think, and the seller seems like a good guy. Also, I get the impression that he may have more experience with this kind of stuff than I.
I'm sure that since he is a reasonable|
Posted by: string on Oct-28-12 9:29 PM (EST)
guy with experience at shortening paddles, he has probably already considered that. Experienced or not, cutting black gold makes him a bit nervous.
Maybe it would calm his nerves if|
Posted by: tktoo on Oct-28-12 11:11 PM (EST)
I offered an additional 15%?
Nah. he lives on nerves.|
Posted by: string on Oct-29-12 11:11 PM (EST)
Posted by: CEWilson on Oct-29-12 11:39 PM (EST)
If the seller is well below cost, why would he/she be willing to do extra labor that might damage the goods for a few bucks? from a marketing point it does not work out; someone else wil realize the bargain.
Posted by: tktoo on Oct-30-12 6:30 AM (EST)
There may be some good-natured ribbing going on here regarding the "negotiations", but that's pretty much exactly the approach I'd take.
Charlie's method is 'my' method that|
Posted by: string on Oct-30-12 9:32 AM (EST)
I learned from Pat at Onno.I didn't mess around with any heat,just peeled the CF off and the glue came with it.
ZRE Grip Removal|
Posted by: paddleusa on Dec-28-13 9:17 AM (EST)
Sorry I didn't see your message sooner. You can keep this for future use.