I've got a medium power surge that's suddenly delaminated quite badly. It's the full width of the blade and in at least an inch. Looking for some repair advice since I'm sure I'm not the first this has happened to.
Should I first clean out the debris and glue the laminates back together before worrying about rebuilding the edge?
I don't imagine I can get a clean edge by trying to wrap the end with fiberglass so do I just do a layer on each side, letting it run a little long, and then trim it back to the desired shape?
Or do I just glue the laminates back together, forget fiberglassing the edge, and build it back up a little with thickened epoxy?
I didn't think the edge was worn that bad until it came apart last night.
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Posted by: CEWilson on Apr-23-14 10:47 AM (EST)
Best to contact the builder rather than the general public on this one, they'll surely have better info on repair.
Posted by: plaidpaddler on Apr-23-14 4:25 PM (EST)
This is highly unusual, and Zaveral will want to know about it.
Posted by: alan_gage on Apr-24-14 10:03 AM (EST)
Thanks for the responses. I'll get ahold of them and see what they have to say. To be honest I assumed this was a fairly common issue and that when I asked here I'd find plenty of other people who had the same problem so I could get a variety of solutions to choose from.
Mine did that|
Posted by: TommyC1 on Apr-24-14 10:59 AM (EST)
my well used, arguably abused, irreplaceable Zav straight shaft opened like a clamshell on the bottom 3" or so.
Posted by: mcimes on Apr-24-14 12:11 PM (EST)