kept trying to remove it and I ended up breaking the spike. How can I remove this?
broken golf spike. HOW TO REMOVE?
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Plastic spike? How is it "broken"? I usually remove mine with a pliers.....spike tools just don't work very well on the current crop of spikes these days.
If you can't get a grip on it, drill it out with a drill bit just a little smaller in diameter than the male portion of the spike. Take care not to go too deep.....you can do that by putting a bit of tape on the bit at the max depth of the spike. Once you've drilled, you should be able to pull it out with a needle-nosed pliers.
My Two Cents: Find a place where the shoe can sit upside down undisturbed for a day or two.
(I have a very inquisitive cat , who doesn't tolerate even the smallest change around the house well!)
Place A SMALL drop of oil, like "Three in One" on the threads and let it soak in. A little will go a long way. Then find something you can back out the slug with.
I don't have a solution for getting the spike out once it is broken, but a suggestion for how to prevent it in the future.
before attempting to change the spikes, place your shoes in a shallow pan and add enough warm water to just cover the soles. Let the shoes soak for about 10-15 minutes, which loosens up all the crud. The spikes should then come out easily. After removing the spikes, I then thoroughly clean the soles with warm water and allow them to dry. Before inserting the new spikes, I spray a small amount of non stick cooking spray (PAM) on the studs of the new spikes and replace them in my shoes. So far, this "system" has worked for me, and I haven't had any further problems with stuck spikes.
I change my spikes at least two times per year, and works with "Q loc" and "TriLoc" fastening systems.
I kind of like the sound of Ernest Jones' method better though.