Surf Bort Repair Thread

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by DawnPatrol321, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Maybe just get a good template off it, and do a reproduction sort following his dims. I'm telling you, that 8' step deck single fin of his was magic. I never took it out in anything well OH, afraid if I buckled it, my buddy would buckle me (Josh is a biggun from Philly), but with it's rocker and forward volume, it would have been butter in big surf.
     
  2. ClemsonSurf

    ClemsonSurf Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2007
    That's what I was looking for. Why don't you think it's worth cutting down for a MS?

    It is nearly completely delamed and water logged. Like algae growing under the glass in some areas. Mainly in the back half from heel dents and some cracks that never got fixed.

    SI, good point on taking the dimensions. I might do that and leave the board as a yard decoration.
     

  3. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Sounds like a good trash can ornament.
     
  4. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Ahh....if its completely delaminated and full of mold, not worth repairing.

    The reason i don't think its worth cutting in half and making a mini simmons is that there are plenty of great blanks out there for shaping a mini-simmons. To me its worth it to spend $75 for a really good suitable blank and make a nice mini-simmons rather than to spend hours stripping glass off an old waterlogged board to get a some ****ty crumbly foam. If you do decide to try and reuse that board for a mini-simmons, rather than cutting it in half, i would try and make a new blank by cutting and stripping a complete section out of the board into a new blank, rather than just trying to use the front end of the longboard.

    In other words, my first step would be to saw cut the board like this (below). It will also make stripping the glass off the old board much easier, and with all of that extra width, you will be able to shape nice clean new rails on the mini-simmons.

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  5. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

    436
    Apr 26, 2015
    Yeah yu have to get some thickness and width for a good bar of soap, old days guys would use broken longboards ,perfect for a shorty but for that board yu have the algae in the foam ,the glass wont stick to that area of foam and it will start to delam .
     
  6. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

    436
    Apr 26, 2015
    Yu can always sand it fill it with lightweight spackle and paint it up as yardart.the spackle will give some nice paintable surfaces for your artistic endeavors
     
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  7. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Made this mistake a few times. SO much wasted time. I thought it would be good practice for a new blank but it was really just a huge frustrating time suck.
     
  8. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    My cop neighbor just moved out and was getting rid of things today. He knocked on my door and asked if I wanted a couple of old surfboarts.

    I didn’t even look at them and I agreed to take them off his hands. He was just going to toss them or donate them.

    Both are hand-shaped, one boart is like 8’6” (have to verify), mini LB / Funshape, the other boart is a 6’8” HPSB with a pintail, glassed on fins, glassed leash loop.

    Both have some damage and need repair. The LB needs more work than the SB. I’ll post more details and pics later, don’t have the motivation at the moment.

    I’ll go to work on these pretty soon and see if they are worth a shit or not.
     
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  9. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    E27D6F50-7667-4C08-BD4F-2093A901C793.jpeg F249DE7D-E8E1-484D-AF75-B3CFDFBBCC9E.jpeg 62DDB193-6E0F-472F-8894-7B6FCB3C2C64.jpeg E27D6F50-7667-4C08-BD4F-2093A901C793.jpeg This boart was give to me by a famous local weatherman who had it made custom in 91’ shaped by “Roy” and hand signed by the large man himself... I say given because the brown areas were damage through the glass among the many rings and dents. But with some 4oz cloth, Qcell and resin and some patient wet sanding, you cannot feel or see a bit of any repairs. I learned a bit and combined it with what I knew about repairs and it came out nice. Has the patina like an old classic car from the south.
     
  10. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    Got a delam on my 6'3 single fin. Happened about 2 years ago when i moved into my apartment. Didn't have the time, space, or need to fix it as i mostly ride other boards. But im moving into the new house in August. Once settled I'll be setting up my work space and being to repairing it. Never had to deal with a delam this big so it'll be a learning experience. Well post pics of the progress when the time comes
     
  11. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

    436
    Apr 26, 2015
    When your cutting the old glass off i use a dremel with a small wheel for going around logos and signatures ,if you use a knife it gets chips in the foam
     
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  12. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

    436
    Apr 26, 2015
    If that delam on your is under your back foot yu might some soft foam from your feet when your jumpin up,if its real soft you want to put some thing on that deck heavier than you had , double 4 on top aint always enough if your ridin it a lot ,maybe add a 6 oz deck patch on when you reglass it
     
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  13. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    Pics?
    And just for the hell of it, what kind of work stand do you have? I custom make a few “types” .
    Maybe hook you up if your not set up - sorta housewarming
     
  14. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    You can get different sized thicknesses of them too for different cuts. Thin for fine/detail cuts and alittle thicker for heavier work/big sectioning
     
  15. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Agreed

    Actually I found that using heavier glass in most repairs it a bit better anyways. 4oz is so easy to sand through, it's like nothing... I usually use 8oz or 6oz. They sell a pack for real cheap at Walmart (or advanced auto or big box store) in the auto repair section, I believe it's by bindi and it's a perfect weight for repairs, and it's like 5 bucks for a good amount.
     
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  16. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    If you don't have one- but have an air compressor- harbor freight has all kinds of cheap little/small pneumatic sanding/cutting tools. I have a little sander that I use often, perfect for repairs ... it was like 10-15 bucks
     
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  17. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Here's a pic
     

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  18. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    Havnt started the repair just yet. The move into the house was HECTIC! Just about settled in now though after a week and a half. Got a good little ding in my mini simmons so will probably fix that first. Then I'll start this single fin delam. Hell maybe I'll do both at the same time. Today is the future mrs bridal shower, going to be busy this weekend. But planning on getting started next weekend.

    As for the stands, i pretty much wing it. I have saw horses that i use when the repair calls for it. But when it's on a rail or somthing like that....ill just prop the board up in a position that works using anything that'll keep it stable and workable. Iv gotten pretty creative.
     
  19. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    I’m going to clean out the garage today to make room so that I can get to work on these boarts.

    The LB / Funshape is questionable on whether I want to put the work in to restore it or not. I don’t know that I would ever ride this boart and not sure how much I could sell it for if I did the work to make it water tight againe. If it’s more work than it’s worth then I may trash it or give it to Wayne.

    The SB however looks a little more promising as a boart I may consider riding, if it still has any magic left in it. After I get this garage free of clutter, where I can move more freely , I will post a couple pics for your opinions. Clutter for me is like 3 card board boxes on the floor btw, I hate clutter.
     
  20. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    good luck on the new home, amigo.