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Thread: Ding Repair

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    Ding Repair

    Pretty pi$$ed off. Sat my board on my roof rack to take my gloves off, and a gust of wind got it and flipped it onto the corner of my rack before I could grab it. Left a sizeable ding on the bottom right next to the rail. Just great. Still feeling like a complete jackwagon.

    have done a few successful suncure fixes on older boards in the past - this ding is a little deep for suncure methinks, but not large enough I need to shell out a benjamin or two to have it mended professionally..especially since I don't plan on selling it.

    Are there any resin/epoxy recipes out there that have worked for you guys? Not trying to make it look like it never happened, just want to get the flush, smooth finish back (durability is a plus as well). Thanks

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    Try picking up one of these, usually $10-$15, has everything you need in one little box

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    Youtube is full of good vids showing repairs. Post a pic of your ding, it'll help recommend a fix.

    Sand around the ding, tape off the area, mix your resin and microballoons properly based on the instructions. Fill the hole, let it set, sand it smooth then cut a small fiberglass patch and resin it up, let it set then sand. One more coat of resin or until you don't see the patch then sand and polish.

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    but not large enough I need to shell out a benjamin or two to have it mended professionally..especially since I don't plan on selling it.

    Who the hell does your ding repairs?

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    Just fill the hole with cardboard and suncure. that stuff is king. I fixed a tico's mirror on his dirt bike with it.

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    NICA...I was being a bit facetious there, easy brah.

    Here is a pic

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    That's a pretty easy fix. It'll be a good confidence booster for you. I'd pull the glass that got pushed in and cut it out. Sand all around it about 2" from the long sides and a little past the tips. Mix up the resin and balloons and follow the directions above.

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    Depending on your location... I got some extra fiberglass and resin I can give you to fix her up

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    Easy fix- it's not on the rail and fairly straight forward. I would just start by taping it off like an inch away from the ding.

    Then sand the area a little to rough it up so the resin sticks. 80grit

    Then level the ding and pour resin with catalyst mixed into the ding.

    Let it dry. Don't use the suncure.

    Sand it almost flush- 80grit. Then use wetsand paper- 200 then 400 then 600...

    Done. Time to surf.

    Or just resort to covering it with a vinyl bumper sticker and keep it watertight . Until it's warmed to fix it out side.

    SEE GUYS- I actually gave real advise. Not just Belmar advise!

    Oh yes- one more thing- you should always search the swellinfo.com forums for advise on ding repair...

    Ok- now go surf #BelmarNJ

    #saltlife

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    A useful thread. Thanks. Gotta minor ding from last weekend to fix as well.