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    Board Repair

    Hey Im trying to get into basic glassing and board repairs. Ive made a few experimental trys glassing on older boards. The results were not really successful. Looking to repair dings on a seasoned Flyer II. Any tips on materials or procedure?

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    Post some pics... lots of guys here fix their own dings and can give you good advise if they know what you're up against.

    Other than that... prep is key. Removing loose material and preparing the surrounding surface is the most important step in a repair that is water tight, structurally sound, and will last the life of your board. After that, it's creating a repair that matches the contour of the board around it, and cosmetics. Getting the final finish on a quality repair job has a lot to do with the application of filler material, how you laid up your glass patches, and how well you faired the edges of the cloth before you hotcoat.

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    this is a link for glassing and repairing fiberglass boats- some good tips, info and knowledge within plus some good pics and useful tools and how to use them. Also- some great tips on finishing and sanding- thats what really makes the repair look good. ps- a quick tip- fine sand (wetsanding) from 120 grit to 200 to 400 to 600- then get your hands on some 3M 'scratch remover' from an autoparts store and buff out the rest to make it super slick and shinny with a buffer with wool.
    http://www.westsystem.com/ss/assets/...aintenance.pdf

    http://www.westsystem.com/ss/use-guides/

    plus seach this website- lots of useful stuff talked about in the past

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    Thanks for all the advice people. Ill try and get some before and after pics.