I was always a promoter of cutting the area and reglassing - UNTIL it happened to a favorite board of mine with color on the deck. I let it sit for years and then last summer had an idea - along with the help from the wonderful guys at my local shop- GreenLight in squan!
The idea is this- vacuum bagging! It sounds crazy.... I know... But I did it and its WAY better then anything else and the results are better then anything else I have tried! I actually use this method for other glass repairs now too!
Here's what you gotta do- I did take pics at the time but I don't have them or the time to find and post. If I find them I will post....
What you need-
-Old vacuum with hose attachment- dont use your wife's or mothers- I found mine in the garbage
-A vacuum bag from Walmart or somewhere -large enough to cover the ding plus. They are the vacuum bags that you store cloths in and have an attachment for a vacuum hose
-a disposable syringe or a smaller sized turkey Baster
-packaging tape or clay
First cut a slit at one or both ends of the delam- so you can fit your syringe in to fill the whole area
Fill the whole area with resin- I put masking tape around the slit so when resin flows out its easy to clean up
Have the bag ready before- cut the bag so you have the vacuum port and enough plastic to cover the area. Secure the bag on the board covering the area- with packaging tape or clay- maybe try this first without resin and connect the vacuum - it should suck the delam flat to the board and actually tighten up the whole board! It takes a few min
So go at! Fill it up and hook up the vacuum! I taped my vacuum to the vacuum port and let it run the whole time the resin was hardening
Wish I could write more- but you get the idea... Right? Or am I just crazy... Idk... But it works great!
Check out the disposable pipettes that I used to inject the resin... these things worked great! Amazon.com "Samco 263 extra long" i think the 23ml size. Although you will have to cut the end hole bitter since the resin is so thick....
This is basically the same method as cutting a slit in the glass and laying something heavy on it to wieght it down... although this will give you a better and more acurate adheasion and it actually makes the board feel tighter if you dont have any other dings to let out the vacuum...
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Just throwing this out there...
Best Thread! Thank you guys! I applied the peel-back method to repairing a soft spot on my board. Worked like a charm. Great info and keep it up!
I look forward to riding her tomorrow, good or mediocre waves