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Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by DawnPatrol321, Jul 13, 2016.
It worked. Will sand and posts pics when I get home later
Awesome, it feels good huh?
It's weird, it's almost like I learned a new skill. Usually mommy and daddy just buy my ****e. Psych.
Very relieved i got it right this time
About a week or two ago my newest bort fell outta this rack and hit the cement floor and cracked the rail up toward the nose. It will require some repair. I don't think it will affect the bort at all once I patch it up, but my baby is no longer ding free. No pics of the the cracked rail, it's hard to see anyways due to where it's at and the pattern on the rail.
Bummer. I hate it when that happens.
I was inside sitting on the couch watching TV when all of a sudden I heard a noise that only a surfer knows, the sound of a bort hitting the ground. I had a sick feeling in my gut the instant i heard it.
There must of been a ghost or ghosts having a mosh pit in the garage when I wasn't around and they knocked it over lol Actually, I think the bort is just a little too short and not heavy enough to sit firmly against the peg on the rack in the picture. So now I have it laying flat across my saw horses.
A short length of thin bungee cord and a couple of these will do the trick. Just go from one peg to the next to create the "velvet rope" effect so they never slide out again.
As for the ding... clear epoxy and a couple layers of 4oz, and you'll never see the difference.
Good call. Yeah, I was thinking of doing something like that to lock em in better. The other borts have no issues with this, but it wouldn't be a bad idea for them to all have seat belts. Safety first!
Yep, got it all ready to go, just have to find the right moment of inspiration to get my lazy butt to work on it. I missed not surfing it this past week when it was the perfect bort for the conditions. I'm getting pretty proficient at fixing these types of dings / cracks with your help and several others on here, I appreciate all the wisdom in helping me preserve my borts for years to come. My first Coil I didn't put one scratch or ding on. This one hurt my feelings a little bit lol
Finally got a pic of the crack on the rail, this will be my weekend project.
I hate those kind of board wounds; pain to fix.
Is that your Coil??
Yeah, my newest one. It fell out of the board rack and hit the concrete. It should be an easy fix for me, so not worried about it hurting the performance of the board, it's just just the fact that my newest board has a repair already, that bothers me. But sh*t happens. I knew it was possible because it didn't quite sit right in the rack with it being shorter than all my other boards and being really light. I need to secure it better if i'm going to leave it in the rack again.
Holy crap!! Last week my ice-blue gun made by Tim Bessell, also fell out of board rack, creating small circular hole, easily repaired with dab of sun cure and sand. Done already
I felt the same way....new board, this dummy drops it out of rack, and then needs repair. Mea culpa, mea culpa.....
Yeah man, it fell once before and nothing happened. This time it must of fell perfectly on that spot to crack it. I was sitting on my couch in the living room watching TV when I heard something fall in the distance. I knew immediately what it was and had that feeling in the pit of my stomach as I was walking to the garage to inspect for damage, hoping it was like the last time, but wasn't as lucky. Now it sits flat on my saw horses waiting for repair.
That is an easy fix. scuff up/sand down to get rid of the banged up stuff, tape one or two patches of cloth nice and TIGHT around that rail, glass with epoxy, feather the edges, hotcoat, sand some more. 100% fixed.
Thanks dude! Should't take me too long, couple beers and i'm done.
1 packed bowl smoked during a 4 beer cycle, repeat!
Sounds like solid buzz maintenance dude.
Once the ding is sanded and taped off and prepped, and you're about to lay on the cloth patch(s), get some resin on a short bristled brush and jab the resin into the ding before you lay on the cloth. This makes sure the resin gets into every little crevice and crack, and leaves no air spaces under the cracked glass that will still look white under the repair. Jab the resin in there good, but don't beat air into the resin so it stays clear, and makes the ding disappear BEFORE you put the cloth on. You should see no sign of the ding if the shattered glass is well impregnated with the resin. If you do, wipe all the resin off, sand some more, and repeat with the brush and clear resin. You can even customize the brush for this process by taking a 2 or 3 inch chip brush and cutting the bristles short with a razor blade. You want short, stiff bristles to do the work of getting the resin into the little cracks and under any shattered glass.
This is not only cosmetic... any white spots under the repair are weak spots.