How to Fix a Surfboard

Fix a surfboard. (Directions on how to do so)

Steps

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    Set board with ding facing up and level.
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    Remove any loose pieces and sheets of glass that aren't fully secured to the foam.
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    Sand with 160 grit sandpaper about 2 inches (5.1 cm) around the hole. This is done to rough up the surface and make the resin hold easier.
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    Cut a piece of fiberglass cloth that is about double the circumference of the ding).
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    Mix resin with catalyst and pour in the hole.
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    Optionally, if you have some scrap pieces of polyurethane foam, you can do the following: Use a surform to generate a mass of shredded foam. Then mix this shredded material in with the batch of resin you are using to fill the hole. This will create a matrix less prone to cracking as well being a little bit lighter, (i.e. good if you are filling a large ding.
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    Lay the cloth over this.
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    When dry, sand until flush with rocker.
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    Apply last (light) coat of resin by painting it on.

Tips

  • Use "finish" resin for the final coat, it contains wax that surfaces and gives a more finished result as well as not having a "tacky" sticky finished product.
  • Try not to apply the resin on too thick.

Article Info

Categories: Surfing