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  1. #1
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    Board restoration advice

    Board restoration advice
    Here is a pic of an old board of mine.

    http://instagr.am/p/JlQ1hfDABi/

    I haven't surfed it in years but it's a beast. The darkness on the board in the photo is shade not damage. Basically I painted the bottom of this board with acrylic paints a while back. I only road it every now and again on the cliffs after the bottom was painted. As the paint chippe off, it became more sluggish because it wasn't a smooth surface anymore. Anyway, I want to restore this boar to Rodin conditions. Can I touch te paint up, clean the wax a just use a resin coat? Or would thy just chip away and beer truly adhere to the paint and old glass? Or should I just clean the wax etc up ad sand as much paint off and say screw the art? Is keeping the art worth it or is it just a waste of time and I should sand t down?

    The board is water tight, it just needs some love. It's an old "NA" board from long island. Super fun 20 inch wide 6'0 with a thruster and a swallow. Way more tail whip panel that my chunkier Quad fish. It used to be a sick high performance alternative. Any advice from shapers or restoration guys would be appreciated

  2. #2
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    i doubt that the little difference from paint chips are going to cause that much drag.. i think it will cuase a bit but not enough to really cause sluggishness. If you want to you can sand off the paint and reseal it is you sand to far with a hot coat. if you sand to foam you will need to fiberglass patch over areas. If you want to be really lazy about it you can just krylon clear coat like 5 layers over it to try and flatten out the area... but like i said it probably is not causing significant drag that is noticeable.

  3. #3
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    I'm working on a 5'8" Classical Glass 1982 twin fin with deep channels and bump wing tail. It's been pretty abused and this is my first foray into a real restoration. Some delam, needs new fin boxes, leash plug and some horrible old patches at the tail and nose. Was painted with latex paint at some point in the past. Just got it sanded down, now the real fun starts. I'll post pics if I get a chance soon.

    BTW, this board was shaped by Dave Endress (now owner of Glasstech, Wilmington legend) and colored and glassed by his then apprentice Greg Eavey. Not a bad barn find!