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Shaft butt damage/chipping

 Valtiel ·  
ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub Members  4022WRX Points: 2,028Handicap: 1.7Posts: 4,022 Titanium Tees
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A good sized chunk of the outer layer of carbon fiber came up when removing the grip from a recent eBay shaft harvest purchase. Obviously whoever butt cut the shaft did not use the proper blade and taped over the piece that splintered. Will this be alright if I seal it with epoxy? It is a heavyweight shaft with very thick walls (Aldila 105 hybrid) and the material missing is the same material that Aldila laser etches through on the Rogue line for the tour issue shafts so it seems like it should be fine:


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  • trhodetrhode Fitter / Builder Members  2073WRX Points: 175Posts: 2,073 Platinum Tees
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    Only time will tell on that one, imo. There’s a lot of torque at the end of the shaft. Maybe install a graphite extension or another Graphite shaft piece inside and cut it flush for reinforcement.

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  • Howard_JonesHoward_Jones Members  11645WRX Points: 2,300Posts: 11,645 Titanium Tees
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    I would suggest cutting and using a extension if its needed to save it.

    Resin/epoxy is only to hold it together, but carbon fibers is missing, so "the frame" is damaged. Epoxy want be able so solve it alone, the shaft is weaker at this area now, so all stress will attack the weakest link.

    Cut and extend, but dont use "plastic" extensions....find a quality extension.

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  • Stuart_GStuart_G New HampshireMembers  25593WRX Points: 1,961Posts: 25,593 Titanium Tees
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    I agree with the others. Epoxy on the outside might help prevent it from getting worse the next time tape is removed, but it won't help with the strength.

    I also like the idea of using a good quality extension to add support from the inside, like the goflworks premium extentions of the proper diameter (not the universal extension).

    Another possible appoach would be to use a layer of epoxy impregnated fiberglass cloth on the inside of the shaft. Not as much support as the extension and a bit more tricky to install but it might be enough if you're looking for more of a quick fix you can manage with materials that you can obtain locally (instead of having to order something online).

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  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub Members  4022WRX Points: 2,028Handicap: 1.7Posts: 4,022 Titanium Tees
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    Thanks guys, I was already planning on extending the shaft a bit, and I normally use the method you guys suggested anyway i.e. smaller chunk of shaft down the inside and larger piece fitted around the outside. I never use low quality/plastic extensions thankfully. I will do ahead with this as well as building up layers of epoxy to fill the missing chunk and sand it all smooth to make it look professional. Will post pics in the next day or two!

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  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub Members  4022WRX Points: 2,028Handicap: 1.7Posts: 4,022 Titanium Tees
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    Alright, sealed the damage with two layers of epoxy and extended with an internal shaft that goes halfway down the damaged area. I'll report back after using the shaft for awhile.


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    Nice work

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  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub Members  4022WRX Points: 2,028Handicap: 1.7Posts: 4,022 Titanium Tees
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    Thanks! It will definitely mess with the balance point a bit, especially as an already high balance point shaft, but I don't mind that really. Just need to find a home for it.

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    Titleist 915FD 15* Kuro Kage 80XTS || Taylormade RSI UDI 16* Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 9.8 Tour-Spec X
    Titleist 915FD 18* Kuro Kage 90XTS || Titleist 818H1 18.25* Diamana Kai'li s103x Prototype 
    Callaway X-Forged UT 20* Kuro Kage XT 100TX Hybrid
    Callaway X-Forged UT 23* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Bridgestone J40 DPC 5i-7i 27*- 35* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
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