Marwe REPAIR needed

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sangreen
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Marwe REPAIR needed

Postby sangreen » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:12 pm

Somehow the base of one of my Marwe rollerski has separated. I am worried that the wood is not treated for exposure and will rot as is. I tried washing it, clean with alcohol, dry, and then put epoxy (Gorilla) in there and clamped it with some C-clamps overnight. That held for a month or so, but it has come apart again. Does anybody know a good way to bond this plastic to the wooden base?

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Re: Marwe REPAIR needed

Postby Raubie » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:44 pm

Try a two-part epoxy (Lowes/HD or West Marine), or PL Premium (comes in a caulking tube from Lowes/HD). Both glueing surfaces have to be very clean. Wipe up all squeeze-out from clamping -- and wear gloves.

These will cure *very* hard. If your want something flexible, Shoe-Goo might work.

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Re: Marwe REPAIR needed

Postby Neuro » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:45 am

How about saucing it in with silicon or glue to prevent moisture penetration and then just screwing it in place?

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Re: Marwe REPAIR needed

Postby sangreen » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:09 am

To update I am now sure that I did not get it clean enough in my first attempt. I know this because I peeled back the plastic base ~10 cm and found quite a bit of grit wedged between the wooden core and the base. I washed thoroughly and have been letting it dry for the past few days. I am going to try epoxy one more time. We are back on snow for the time being, so hopefully the epoxy will get many weeks to cure!

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Re: Marwe REPAIR needed

Postby MN Hoser » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:20 am

If all else fails, you can buy a new shaft. They used to be $40 but are probably $50 now.

Jay


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