GHD3 plate loose

GHD3 plate loose

Postby Vicky » 21 Apr 2008, 13:19

I dropped my GHD 3s last week and one of the plates is very loose - they still work but I have to keep closing them in between each use to hold the plate in place as obviously hair gets caught on the wrong side. Any advice - I thought about just supergluing it but not sure if that's a good idea?
thanks.
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Re: GHD3 plate loose

Postby gary » 21 Apr 2008, 23:01

Hi Vicky,

Chances are the plastic part that holds the ceramic plate in place has been broken.

Currently I have some spares of these, so can send you one for £10 (inc P&P). If you'd like one, drop me an email (repairservice at ghd-repair dot co dot uk) or transfer the money to my paypal account (paypal at fogma dot co dot uk).

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Re: GHD3 plate loose

Postby SHARONMCDOWELL » 09 Jul 2008, 21:33

Hi i went to use my straighteners this morning and i noticed one of the plates was hanging out. they hadnt been dropped and are treated very carefully. they still heat up,so can they be stuck with a certain type of glue or does the whole plate have to be replaced? I live in northern ireland, and bought them from a hairdresser years ago. they arethe mark 3.
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Re: GHD3 plate loose

Postby GHD-repair » 10 Jul 2008, 17:31

Hi Sharon

There are very few glues that can suitable handle that temperature range. We have one remaining support plate in stock for £10. If you send the money over to the pay-pal account we can dispatch that part the same day.

Andrew

P.S. Gary away on holiday for two weeks so standing in for him.
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Re: GHD3 plate loose

Postby alimoore90 » 25 Nov 2008, 18:18

Hi I dropped my GHDs Model 3 and the plates came out. one can be popped back in but the other plate, one of the red wires has broken so the connection is broken. is there anywhere I can send them to be fixed and can they be fixed? it seems like all it needs is maybe a wire extension then soldering back into place again.

im dying here with the frizz!

any ideas would be much appreciated.

Thanks Ali
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Re: GHD3 plate loose

Postby gary » 02 Dec 2008, 00:19

Hi Ali,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you - not sure how I missed you post!

The way to fix broken heater wires is to replace the heater element. New elements are available from the shop - http://www.ghd-repair.co.uk/shop/product/product_id/8

Otherwise try these guys for getting them fixed - http://www.morganthomas.net/ghdrepair/

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Re: GHD3 plate loose

Postby Magda » 08 Aug 2009, 00:18

In case it is useful to someone. Just thought I would mention on this thread that I have some "pre-3" GHDs in great condition but for the plastic clip holding one of the plates. The actual "clip in" parts on the four corners were broken off.

There is a new type of "adhesive putty" that you buy in blocks of two colours that have to be kneaded together to harden. It will stand heat and is guaranteed up to 120c. Just for an experiment, I tried a tiny "sausage" of this adhesive putty in the groove on the plates just where each of the 4 clip parts should fit. Plenty of time to even it up and clean off any excess before it starts to harden. I taped the straighteners closed (being careful to align them, and left it overnight.

So far it is holding really well...good as new...and because it is a putty not like a more liquid adhesive it is ONLY holding the plate into the clip without sticking to anything else, so the plate float properly too.
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Re: GHD3 plate loose

Postby Magda » 03 Oct 2009, 03:31

Thought I would give you a quick update on this, the adhesive putty (can I say araldite?) seems to be holding up with a LOT of use.

I wouldn't repair someone else's with it (unless they were desperate) and I wouldn't sell them as perfect, but, no question, they ARE holding well.

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Re: GHD3 plate loose

Postby gary » 04 Oct 2009, 20:35

Hi Magda,

Do you know exactly what adhesive product you used for this repair? It may be useful to other people to know what definitely works for you.

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Re: GHD3 plate loose

Postby Magda » 08 Oct 2009, 02:01

Hi Gary,

I wasn't sure how much brand naming I should do! :)

It's called Araldite Multi-Pupose Putty, and at least Loctite do a near identical product (though that might not work). It is supposed to be heat resistant to 120° C . It dries to something very similar to the plastic the plate mountings are made of too.

A big blob of it held a cracked copper hot water pipe for a couple of years (and it was still rock solid when the pipe was taken out), so I thought it was worth a try (nothing to lose). The straightners have been in daily use since and have also been "bounced" about 18 inches to the carpet a couple of times (accidentally) and they are still holding perfectly.

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