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    He can turn water in to wine and balsa into foam.

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    It was only the top layer of fiberglass that delaminated. The bottom layer, which is epoxy, is still intact. So no, I didn't apply paint thinner directly to the foam. THAT would be REALLY dumb.

    Also didn't use any fiberglass cloth or q-cell although the q-cell may have been a good idea. The area is so thin that I thought I could get away with just a couple of layers of resin.

    And finally, no Jesus you can't have my board. Not yet at least...

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    Uh... just ride it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kahuna Kai View Post
    Settle down Jesus, the board is in Massachusetts.
    Will be in Massachusetts in July.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanman View Post
    duct tape and wax keep water out

    lies...neither duct tape nor wax shoved in a ding are water repellant. clear packing tape, on the other hand, is ok...on smaller dings.
    if you value your surfboard, never, ever use duct tape as a temporary repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonfollowerssurf View Post
    Will be in Massachusetts in July.
    On the lam from CPS in Florida, perhaps ?

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    Could you guys just get a room? The joke is getting kind of old.

    Sonfollower: "donate the board to a kid"
    Yankee: "you're a child molester"

    How many threads is the shelf life for this routine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty View Post
    Could you guys just get a room? The joke is getting kind of old.

    Sonfollower: "donate the board to a kid"
    Yankee: "you're a child molester"

    How many threads is the shelf life for this routine?
    Tsk, tsk...lighten up, Francine. We don't judge your posts, who are you to judge anyone else.
    Oh wait, forgot; WWSD.
    Because you are, of course, holier than thou, thee, then & that. Just ask ya....you'll tell us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    ...the part that you cut away, that was fiberglass and resin. What you put back on, that was just resin. So the problem is, that's got no strength anymore...

    2nd problem...if you put a polyester resin on an EPS (epoxy) foam board, as I understand it, it can damage the EPS foam.
    Yes... and yes. If any poly resin got down under that layer of epoxy and glass, the styrene in the resin will literally dissolve the polystyrene (EPS) foam... if it is, indeed, polystyrene foam. There's always the possibility of epoxy being used over polyurethane foam, which of course is fine.

    After looking at the pictures, there's a lot of issues with this board, including water damage along the stringer. Looks like mold growing in the foam, which is pretty common with old, waterlogged boards. I wouldn't invest much into repairing it, except for sanding down that resin you added, and putting a layer or two of cloth over the area. Then sand that down, and paint some resin over that. Sand it smooth and ride it.
    Last edited by LBCrew; Mar 22, 2013 at 01:51 PM.

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    Thanks zaGaffer/LBCrew! Words of wisdom. There's an extra layer of fiberglass that didn't delaminate so I think I'm safe with the foam not dissolving. Also, not too worried strength b/c it's the bottom of the board and it's already got a layer of fiberglass. At this point, I think I'm just gonna plow ahead and finish it off with a little more resin. Like you guys said, her days are numbered. I'll follow up and let you know when she finally kicks the bucket...