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RE: Epoxy Boards« Reply #1 on: August 25 2006 02:08:00 »
yo, you still need a styrofoam blank, the epoxy refers to the outer shell/coating epoxy vice fiberglass still made the same just different material. later. big t
RE: Epoxy Boards« Reply #2 on: August 30 2006 21:08:00 »
I made an epoxy board using polystyrene foam or eps #2
RE: Epoxy Boards« Reply #3 on: August 31 2006 04:08:00 »
how did you coat it? like how many layers of fiber cloth on deck and on bottom?
RE: Epoxy Boards« Reply #4 on: August 31 2006 07:08:00 »
coating using epoxy is the same as fiberglass, the weight of the cloth determines the density of the board deck & bottom like 6 weight cloth for the deck and 4 weight for the bottom, usally the deck of your surfboard is heavier/thicker than the bottom.
coloring is up to you most epoxys are clear. also the last post abt styrofoam is true just remember to use a good stronger stringer when using styrofoam.styrofoam can be a little bit harder to shape due to its composition.
ok later !
RE: Epoxy Boards« Reply #5 on: September 04 2006 03:09:00 »
can i like use marine epoxy?
RE: Epoxy Boards« Reply #6 on: September 04 2006 06:09:00 »
YUP!!!!!!!! just dont mix it to hot or you will melt the stryofoam, epoxy usally comes in two parts base and catalyst/ hardner as it dries/hardens it gets hot/warm not only that if it dries to fast your screwed also if you add to much hardner it becomes brittle and turns a nastey looking yellow/brown color. if yor serious abt this get a dummy piece of styro or closed cell foam mix up a little epoxy and brush it on!!!!!!! practice makes perfect, if you dont have foam to practice on try to get a good piece of plywood. thats abt it !!!!!!!
good luck:) big t
RE: Epoxy Boards« Reply #7 on: September 11 2006 22:09:00 »
wat about epoxy board, no stringer, 3 deck, to bottom epoxy with cloth... wud it work? the board is 7'x22"x3.5'
RE: Epoxy Boards« Reply #9 on: September 13 2006 02:09:00 »
ok got it ! the stringer is more / less the backbone of a surfboard. u can make an epoxy surfboard without a stringer, but the chances of it breaking are greater. 7' x 22" x 3.5" are good dimensions. 3.5" is a little thick but if u dont add a stringer it might be ok, are u going to taper the nose and tail? what abt the bottom and the rails do you have an idea how u are going to shape them ?
good luck: big t :)