Surf Bort Repair Thread

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

  1. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

    467
    Apr 26, 2015
    Somewhere theres a kid that will love it
     
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  2. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    True that.
     

  3. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    That’s what I’m talkin about.
    That kid would have been me...
     
  4. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

    467
    Apr 26, 2015
    I glue my wetordry to pieces of foam to sand the board down
    put a bit of soap in the water so the paper wont load up with junk so fast
    Hit it with polishing compound , i use maquiars ,it is available at auto parts stores
    A buffed glossy finish doesnt seem to yellow quite as fast as a sanded finish
    All resin gets yellow eventually then brown then brown er
     
  5. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Personally I would just repair them and make them water tight... ride em, and if you like it keep it- if not post it on CL or give to a younger kid who wants to learn to surf...

    As far as the graphics, it's really 90's but who knows someone may really like it
     
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  6. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    I think that’s what I’m gonna do, when I get the motivation.
     
  7. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

    467
    Apr 26, 2015
    I think the big one yes, the short one give it away today
     
  8. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Anyone know the shelf life of sun cure and solarez tubes?
     
  9. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    if you can still squeeze it out its good...if its hard as a rock inside the tube then no good.

    I personally like squeezing a wad of it into a cup and mixing the hell out of it with a plastic spoon to get it looser and softer before working it into a repair. It seems to me like the texture improves with some mixing especially if its an old tube, which for me it always is because i hardly ever use the stuff.
     
  10. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Exactly. It has been awhile since I used them. They are still soft in tube but rock hard @ spout. Small crack on tail rail...being lazy. Gonna cut the tube open for this and stir vigorously (as you suggest) and seal it up. Thx
     
  11. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    In a pinch, you can always thin it with a little styrene, or even acetone. Don't try it with epoxy, though
     
  12. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    It’s been a while, I finally got motivated to try and restore this old SB my neighbor was gonna trash.

    The before pics are in the post I’m responding to.

    Link here also: https://www.swellinfo.com/forum/threads/surf-bort-repair-thread.30141/page-14

    The after pics are in next post.

    The nose was busted up, the pin tail was basically gone, smashed in, and there was damage along the rails in a couple spots and on the bottom. I also switched out the traction pad and moved it back over the fins. I kept the leash loop that’s glassed on, seems pretty solid still and didn’t want to mess with that.

    Overall I’m pretty happy with it. It’s not a new boart but it was free. I paid $30 for the traction pad and already had repair stuff on hand. The real test will be in the water to see if she is a dog or still has any life left.

    If I don’t like it I will sell it to someone who wants a beater boart.
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019
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  13. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Btw I did everything by hand, I don’t own any equipment.
     
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  14. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    I'd blunt the tip of that tail if I were you. If you've ever had a pin tail snap back at you you'll know why. Pin tail with a pointy tail and the leash attached dead center on the stringer is a recipee for trouble.
     
  15. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    I figured I would blunt the tip with my forehead. :cool:
     
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  16. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Thanks bud, we do our lawn ourself too lol
     
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  17. capecodcdog

    capecodcdog Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    Nice! Now you can restore the LB. :cool:
     
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  18. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Yep that one is next, lots of work involved with that one too, but I got nothing but time right now.