- Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:48 am #1275573
This is not exactly boat building but I know there is a great group of craftsman that read and contribute here. So I thought, I would pose a question regarding the repair of a carbon fiber paddle that I have beat the end up on pretty bad. It looks like two layers have split just before the end of the paddle. I was told by a Factory Rep that they could be fixed with 2 part expoxy or would even take a little glass if I wanted to. I would like to hear any suggestions you gentleman may have. The only picture I have is a quick scan I made before I taped up the paddle and went back to the river. My questions are what type of epoxy? What kind of surface prep? Can you put the epoxy on heavy then sand and shape it? Will the epoxy bond or will it chip off? Is this a lost cause?