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  1. #1

    Help - Need Repair Recco

    Cracked Deck.jpg

    Would love to hear any reccos for tools/methods/kits I would need to fix this type of a crack.

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    is your stringer ok ?

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    If that's a buckle... and it appears to be from the pic... it's not your typical ding repair. That beefy stringer's what kept it from snapping. If the stringer's not compromised, and if there are no stress cracks on the other side, you might get away with cutting out the damaged glass and just patching with several layers of cloth. If there's more damage than meets the eye, you should strip off a wide panel on either side of the crack and reglass, and you might even have to reinforce the stringer... I use fin roving/rope, but others use wood.

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    no signs on the other side of the board. thanks for the feedback.

    how much should I dig out around the crack?

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    yes - it seems to be. This happen about 7 years ago and have been riding it. Just now getting the time to learn how to fix it.

  6. #6
    If you could point me in the direction of what tools I would use to dig this crack out. I fixed a large whole but that was pretty easy to figure out. This is cracked but there doesn't seem to be anywhere to dig into as it is still pretty solid around the crack.



    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    If that's a buckle... and it appears to be from the pic... it's not your typical ding repair. That beefy stringer's what kept it from snapping. If the stringer's not compromised, and if there are no stress cracks on the other side, you might get away with cutting out the damaged glass and just patching with several layers of cloth. If there's more damage than meets the eye, you should strip off a wide panel on either side of the crack and reglass, and you might even have to reinforce the stringer... I use fin roving/rope, but others use wood.

  7. #7
    there's some color around the crack, not sure if water got to the foam or sand. the resin that goes over will be clear like glass. the more time and effort the better the results. quick fixes show.

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    If you've been riding it, and it hasn't gotten worse, I'd say there may be no need to cut away any glass. If I saw it in person, I might have more solid plan, but from the pic, and what you're saying, I'd say... just sand it heavily. I'd machine sand it with a 6" hard pad, but you could use an orbital or disk... whatever you can get your hands on. Sand the crack and the area around it right down to the weave... maybe even go through the first layer of glass right at the crack. Sand an area about 4-6" on either side of the damage, mask off the unsanded surface with tape, and laminate with 6oz cloth. I'd do about a 6" strip right over the crack, then a 8-10" strip over that, then a 10-12" strip over that. Fair the edges, hotcoat, sand.

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