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How do you repair a hairline crack?

Discussion in 'Broken Rackets' started by szekt, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. szekt

    szekt Regular Member

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    I have recently discovered a hairline crack on my racket shaft and frame at 12 oclock; fortunately it hasn't gone the full circumference of the shaft/frame; just wondering if a drop of supa glue on the crack might extend the life-span of the racket?:confused::confused::confused:
     
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    My 1st gen Ti10 had the same problem at the position between 12 and 1 o'clock, and I've had it repaired by a local sport shop. They told me that they used carbon to solder that hairline crack. After repaired, it was strung with BG66Sharp at 22lbs and it still looks nice and performs quite well at this moment.
     
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    Smichz Regular Member

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    Get a professional help.A hairline crack came from the crack inside..
     
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    The best way to "treat" a hair line crack (or any damage that is more than cosmetic to your racquet) is to surf the buy/sell section looking for your next weapon to defeat the world!! :p
     
  5. szekt

    szekt Regular Member

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    Thanks for the input; I ended up using supa glue over the crack...dont know how long the racket will hold....:(:(
     
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    I have a hairline crack at 12 o'clock position... and it is growing..

    How do i repair such a crack? Is using super clue or epoxy resin enough to stop the crack from growing?
    Are there special clues for carbon?
     
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    Super glue is your best option . Consumer grade epoxies are too thick to penetrate cracks and will just sit on the surface achieving nothing .Even the specialist industrial epoxies are too thick . Best to assume your repair won't last, but I did one 3 months ago and it is still holding - for now.
     
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    Forgot to mention - don't use the 'gel' types, and keep it the fridge before use .As superglue gets warmer (and older) it becomes thicker .
     

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