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Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by DawnPatrol321, Jul 13, 2016.
My garage would drive you insane.
Here are some pics of the two boarts my ex neighbors gave to me when they moved out. They had been sitting in their garage collecting dust for several years.
I accepted them site unseen figuring I could either repair and ride them, repair and sell them, or just thrown them away or donate them if repairing them isn’t worth the time and effort.
The shortboart is in better condition than the LB / Funshape. Tell me what you would do with each of these?
Do I repair and ride? Repair and sell? Or screw repairing that POS, throw that bitch out!
Well you need to build a repair stand, and a glassing stand
When your ready to glass the board i level the stand and the board on the stand ,if yu dont have the blank level it can put a twist in it during curing ,especially if it has a wider thinner tail.
Dont buy cloth from autoparts store or their resin .it will turn yellow and crack in a very short time
really one of the best is resin research ultra,it wont yellow out as fast, takes a nice finish ,really clear but quite a bit more expensive than polyester resin like silmar
I get my cloth online cuz i can order exactly width and weight i need in a good quality marine grade cloth
Best thing you can do when you work on or build boards ,is buy the right materials,if yu cheap out and use autoparts junk you wont get a good job
Your kiddin about the walmart cloth right
I'm thinking about repairing the SB and trying to ride it to see how it goes. The LB looks so terrible I just want to toss it, but I want to hear some feed back first before I do that.
DP, do like Jakl says: set yourself up a work area and have some fun man! There’s enough know how and experience here to keep you safe and how cool would that be to fix those up and have them for the future?? To donate? To give to a friend whose got an up and coming grom? Maybe it’s just me but I really like projects like those and the end results will be super cool. Just my .02 dockets
Thanks brother, I have a work station in my garage that I do repairs with, nothing fancy but a couple of saw horses and basic repair tools. I could probably do the work, I just don't know if it's really worth it on that LB.
No, im not kidding... I think Walmart has Bondo Cloth.
I have been using cloth from these stores for YEARS and YEARS and have never had a problem.... ever, and I have done tons of repairs.
Although I would NEVER buy bondo resin or what ever resin they sell- that's what actually makes it yellow or brown and crack, its not the cloth...
Some marine stores I have frequented in the past have large spools of glass, like a glasser would have- and you can cut some off they sell it by the yard or foot... I doubt that cloth is much better... and if you buy a small amount for a repair, by the time you get home its half frayed. I have used both and actually like the stuff they sell at the autoparts stores better (for repairs anyways- its only like a cubic yard of cloth for 5$)
I totally get you... get a feel for it and how it starts off (the LB) and it will tell you on its own whether or not it’s worth it.
Good point. The foam looks toast from water damage
Cut the glass off, and see if its rotted or mushy... paint or resin tinting is a wonderful thing Bro’!!
And here’s the icing - at least for me: it’s YOURS now. You brought it back and can take pride in it.
And if it’s shore slam city you have a crash cart!! Hahaha
Crash cart, I like that! HAHAHA
Yeah im with Mr.
Try the funshape. If it becomes a headache then ditch it. OR you could strip the glass, and try and re-shape a fish/mini sims type of board and reglass. Just for fun and see how it goes. Iv never done it. But have heard of people doing it. You already know how to repair boards. At least then you'd be learning something new.
SB I'd repair. Try it out. Strip pad and put it on the actual tail. If you like it, cool. If not.... well then it looks like cool wall art
Anyone have success making a full suit a shorty? I've got an old suit that had a seem run on the left leg, the seam kept slowing coming undone until it was about mid calf. It'd be great for a summer morning - cut the legs and keep the long arms. Wondering about cutting the rubber and looking for ideas / pointers on gluing/tying the seams.
Many moons ago I did this
I knew this fashionista betty who rolled and hemmed the legs for me in exchange for sexual conflicts and frankincense
Just use shoe goo and nylon string bruh
I cut my 3/2 ripcurl 5” above knees and 3” up from elbows and pretty much left it alone and it’s great.
Unless there is some delamination that isnt showing up in the pictures, they both look like easy repairs can be done on a sunny afternoon with a pint of UV sanding resin, masking tape and a yard of cloth for a total cost of about $25 in materials. Repair, ride, if you like keep, if you don't, sell the old step up SB for $75 fun shape for $100. Thats what i would do....but i like turning old boards into cash tho...it not for everyone.