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I'm re-shafting my back up club seems easy enough. Cleaned the head from the previous shaft. Prepped the shaft, mixed the epoxy from golf works and 3 hours later.. The epoxy is still tacky. I know it says 24 hour cure time, but is it THAT different from regular home epoxy? regular epoxy instantly starts curing, heating up, etc. I'm getting basically nothing.. Did I do something wrong, (50/50 ratio, mixed, etc) or is my patience the problem?

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<p style="text-align:center;">DRIVER: :callaway-small:  <em>Epic Sub-Zero</em> 9.0º Aldila NV-X</p><p style="text-align:center;">3WD: <strong>Tour Edge Exotics</strong> <em>CB4</em> 16.5° Aldila RIP-X Driving Iron: Taylormade RSI #2 DG X-100 HyBRID: :adams-small:  <em>XTD-TI</em> 23° Aldila RIP-X6-GW: :ping-small:  <em>G400</em> DG X100</p><p style="text-align:center;">SW: :ping-small: <em>Glide</em> 2.0 56* Wedges: :callaway-small: <em>MD3</em> 60<em>° & MD3 64°</em> PM</p><p style="text-align:center;">Putter: :cameron-small:  <em>Newport Select</em><strong>BagBoy</strong> <em>Revolver</em><strong>Volvik</strong>-<em>Vivid XT</em>

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Yeah, be patient. It does take a while. When I build clubs, I mix the epoxy on a paper plate with a pencil. Once finished, I let the pencil sit in the epoxy and let it sit on my workbench. I can see just how far along the epoxy is getting.

 

By the next morning the pencil won't come off the plate, so the club head definitely wont come off either.

 

The stuff I use says 18 hours. Like Bulldog said, slower curing is better than 30 minute cure that will be brittle and snap.

 

 

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Awesome. Thanks, that is what I figured.

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<p style="text-align:center;">DRIVER: :callaway-small:  <em>Epic Sub-Zero</em> 9.0º Aldila NV-X</p><p style="text-align:center;">3WD: <strong>Tour Edge Exotics</strong> <em>CB4</em> 16.5° Aldila RIP-X Driving Iron: Taylormade RSI #2 DG X-100 HyBRID: :adams-small:  <em>XTD-TI</em> 23° Aldila RIP-X6-GW: :ping-small:  <em>G400</em> DG X100</p><p style="text-align:center;">SW: :ping-small: <em>Glide</em> 2.0 56* Wedges: :callaway-small: <em>MD3</em> 60<em>° & MD3 64°</em> PM</p><p style="text-align:center;">Putter: :cameron-small:  <em>Newport Select</em><strong>BagBoy</strong> <em>Revolver</em><strong>Volvik</strong>-<em>Vivid XT</em>

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24 hour epoxy is just that. You have to wait, it will start setting up at 10-12 hours, but won't cure until 24 hours. I mix it up with a popsicle stock and just lay the stick it in the unused epoxy and the next morning I will check it. I usually put the club together in the evening and just leave it until the next day.

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I agree with above. When I restart I always leave a little out on cardboard to see how it's curing. The 1:1 ratio 24 hour cure takes about 10 hours to get hard and another 10-12 to fully cure. Take your time and it will come out right.

 

 

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Checked this morning, definitely more of what I expected. It'll still be several days before I even get the opportunity to swing. Thanks for your help guys!

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<p style="text-align:center;">DRIVER: :callaway-small:  <em>Epic Sub-Zero</em> 9.0º Aldila NV-X</p><p style="text-align:center;">3WD: <strong>Tour Edge Exotics</strong> <em>CB4</em> 16.5° Aldila RIP-X Driving Iron: Taylormade RSI #2 DG X-100 HyBRID: :adams-small:  <em>XTD-TI</em> 23° Aldila RIP-X6-GW: :ping-small:  <em>G400</em> DG X100</p><p style="text-align:center;">SW: :ping-small: <em>Glide</em> 2.0 56* Wedges: :callaway-small: <em>MD3</em> 60<em>° & MD3 64°</em> PM</p><p style="text-align:center;">Putter: :cameron-small:  <em>Newport Select</em><strong>BagBoy</strong> <em>Revolver</em><strong>Volvik</strong>-<em>Vivid XT</em>

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Checked this morning, definitely more of what I expected. It'll still be several days before I even get the opportunity to swing. Thanks for your help guys!

That's the best thing, I always try to build when I know that I'm not playing for a couple of days. So I know the epoxy is cured

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Love this thread. I am inspired to build a club this year. I'm thinking a hybrid.

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I actually got swing it a couple of times today. I wouldn't say I possess the lightest seeing you've ever seen. The head stayed sure and tight, and this thing absolutely pounds with the new shaft in it. Can't wait to see how it sends them in summer with some humidity. Right now I'm a full club less on every thing because of that dense cold air.

<p style="text-align:center;">DRIVER: :callaway-small:  <em>Epic Sub-Zero</em> 9.0º Aldila NV-X</p><p style="text-align:center;">3WD: <strong>Tour Edge Exotics</strong> <em>CB4</em> 16.5° Aldila RIP-X Driving Iron: Taylormade RSI #2 DG X-100 HyBRID: :adams-small:  <em>XTD-TI</em> 23° Aldila RIP-X6-GW: :ping-small:  <em>G400</em> DG X100</p><p style="text-align:center;">SW: :ping-small: <em>Glide</em> 2.0 56* Wedges: :callaway-small: <em>MD3</em> 60<em>° & MD3 64°</em> PM</p><p style="text-align:center;">Putter: :cameron-small:  <em>Newport Select</em><strong>BagBoy</strong> <em>Revolver</em><strong>Volvik</strong>-<em>Vivid XT</em>

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Go for it! Those classes are very affordable if you are close by.

 

I thought of taking my club building to the next level and maybe start doing work for customers but not sure if there is money to be made.

 

 

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Rife Legend Z Putter

 

 

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I'm a little surprised everyone is using long curing epoxy. I've always used quick cure and never had any problem at all. But I do make sure my hosels are totally clean and shaft tips are clean and properly abraded.

 

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This is all I've ever used. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Loctite-0-47-fl-oz-Five-Minute-Instant-Mix-Epoxy-1365868/202020459

 

 

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I too have always used the 5 min epoxy and have never had a problem.  On the other hand a friend of mine reshafted his clubs once before a tournament with the 5 min epoxy (did so days in advance) and during the tournament his heads kept flying off  :lol:

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I'm a little surprised everyone is using long curing epoxy. I've always used quick cure and never had any problem at all. But I do make sure my hosels are totally clean and shaft tips are clean and properly abraded.

 

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The tour fitting vans use the quick stuff as well when someone need a club quick. I have always just used the 24 hour. It's just as easy for me because I do the club work during the week night so I have days before I can play anyway.

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Go for it! Those classes are very affordable if you are close by.

 

I thought of taking my club building to the next level and maybe start doing work for customers but not sure if there is money to be made.

 

 

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I use to do this. Very hard to make money. But if you can get certified by KZG then you'll be in business. I know your a KZG guy.

 

 

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Hybrid: 18* 2 & 22* 4 Sub 70 949

Irons:  Sub 70 

639 CB 5 - 6

639 MB 7 - PW

Wedges: Sub 70

JB - 50* 54* & 60*

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I use to do this. Very hard to make money. But if you can get certified by KZG then you'll be in business. I know your a KZG guy.

 

 

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The thought has crossed my mind. We don't have any real golf shops near me, which is weird being near Napa where a lot of people vacation and play golf.

 

I actually spoke with the KZG dealer I got my 60* wedge from about his business. He said it's tough going as people just want Taylor Made, Ping, etc. He has a tough time getting people to understand the quality of KZG. Most people think they are knock-offs.

 

 

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Spalding Top-Flite E.V.A. Sand Club

Rife Legend Z Putter

 

 

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@sbenson197,  like you, all I ever use is the same Home Depot epoxy you use.

I have never had a problem and I have built quite a few clubs.  I just re-shafted all 3 of my wedges this last weekend.

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