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when do I need to repair my epoxy board« on: June 01 2009 05:06:00 »
I have a few scratches and chips on my epoxy board.. but it just looks like the paint chipped off. do i need to repair it? new to surfing, hope you guys can educate me. thanks!
RE: when do I need to repair my epoxy board« Reply #1 on: June 01 2009 15:06:00 »
If the scratches are just cosmetic than its fine, epoxy boards usually have a layer of normal fibreglass under the top epoxy coat which will give added protection. It would only need repairing if the scratches are deep enough to allow water into the core.
RE: when do I need to repair my epoxy board« Reply #2 on: June 01 2009 22:06:00 »
thanks a lot! :D
RE: when do I need to repair my epoxy board« Reply #3 on: June 09 2009 05:06:00 »
if you don't see the foam yet, then there's no need to repair.
there are cracks though that are deep, but you can't see the foam.
if you're not sure, cover it with wax, duck tape or sticker para di pasukin ng tubig.
i prefer sealing it with wax muna, then duck tape then covering it with sticker para hindi mukhang tagpi-tagpi ang board.
then pag marami na talaga, i ask a repairman to look at them.
bumibigat ang board if water seeps into it. try comparing the weight before and after surfing. the worst thing that can happen is delamination caused by water seeping in between the foam and epoxy/fiberglass.
RE: when do I need to repair my epoxy board« Reply #4 on: June 17 2009 02:06:00 »
Thanks for the advice ely.. By the way,what KIND of wax can I use to seal those dings?
RE: when do I need to repair my epoxy board« Reply #5 on: June 18 2009 05:06:00 »
any wax that you put on your deck will do.
putting wax on a ding (when you don't have duck tape or sticker) is for emergency only. say, you're surfing and your board got dinged. you can cover the ding with wax so water will not seep in. and you continue surfing. even all weekend.
when you're back in manila, remove the wax, let the ding dry (water might have seeped before you put the wax for the first time), put wax again and then duct tape and sticker. the ding will be protected from water for as long as the tape and sticker are intact.
if you don't put duct tape or sticker, the wax might slough off and expose the ding to water.
RE: when do I need to repair my epoxy board« Reply #6 on: June 18 2009 07:06:00 »
Use epoxy putty or better known as plumber's putty. It's very cheap and you can buy it at any hardware store. Plumbers use it to fix leaks on pipes, people use it on tin roofs to stop leaks. It's a clay that you mix by hand which you stuff into the crack it's made of the same epoxy as your board but in clay form which also works on fiberglass boards. It only takes 20 minutes to dry and it can be applied while the board is wet. It can even be sanded smooth after it dries and the best part is that it's permanent. You don't need an expensive repair job, just sand the dried putty and surf.
RE: when do I need to repair my epoxy board« Reply #7 on: June 22 2009 01:06:00 »
thanks guys! this really helped me a lot. :)