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Flammable/Combustible Ferrules?


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Pulling some shafts for my brother-in-law from a couple of old Sonartec fairway woods and the ferrules literally burst into flames.

 

I typically just put a a second or two of heat on the ferrule to soften it up and cut it off or slide it up the shaft so I can pull the shaft with an old Golfsmith shaft extractor.

 

These ferrules went up like they were coated in lighter fluid or something and smelled when they burst.

 

Crumbled off when I poked at them after getting the flames out.

 

I have done my own club work for over 25 years and this was the first time I have ever experienced a ferrule bursting into flames.

 

Scared the crap out of me but got the flames out and finished heating up the hosel and shafts popped out with no extra effort.

 

Anybody have any idea why the ferrules would do that?

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Very likely acetate, it will flash like that:  

 

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Very common with JDM stuff. I think it was said earlier, but many believe it is acetate that is igniting. It's kind of trippy when it happens and you aren't ready for it. 

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