Surfbort medical advise (aka ding repair)

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by NJsurfer30, May 11, 2018.

  1. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
  2. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

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    Apr 26, 2015
    Am i fawkin it up again ?
     

  3. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

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    Apr 26, 2015
    I went to the surf shop yesterday to get some more qcel and the guy looked at me like a deer in the headlights ,they only had the little uv kits and 1 small bag of fin rope.i was very unhappy now i have to wait a few days and i need to finish this ugly thing in my garage.
    I couldnt see the picture of the other board so i just wanted yu to see this ugly thing im doin ,its a old PU blank about 20 years old and it has really picked up a lot of damage .one of the things i mentioned about the PU yu can see its the mashed bread look of the foam on topdeck of the board. It will get this way over time ,water and uv just tear it up plus your jumpin up and down on the top deck so...foam mashing
    A longboard can have a bunch of dings and still be a good riding board and be worth the repair and in that we all agree but..... i dont want to keep fixing a bunch of small dings on a 20 year old polyester glassed board thats all brittle and startin to go anyway ,whoever started this said he had the funds necessary to get it done by a pro if he f#cked it up so why not just skip all the bullshot tear it off hes got the money
     

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  4. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

    328
    Apr 26, 2015
    I wil wurk on my ritin skils
     
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  5. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

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    Apr 26, 2015
    when yu see that foam yu think how in the world did it get like that ,
    my buddy asked what i was gonna do to it . I told him i was going to cut it up into small enough pieces to fit into one trash can
     
  6. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

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    Apr 26, 2015
    The why is that this board has that value to my buddy ,he only has 2 boards and he cant afford a new one ,he is one of my oldest and best friends and he asked me to fix it.
    Hes dying of cancer ,im going to fix it ,do whatever i have to do cuz if and when he can surf again im gonna have that board ready to go for him so he get out in the ocean
     
  7. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

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    Apr 26, 2015
    After you see that nasty bit of foam what would you do next
     
  8. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

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    Oct 9, 2017
    I think Ceppy has a doppelganger lurking.
     
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  9. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    I haven’t read one of your posts yet man, but I want to, I really do.
     
  10. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    If I HAD to repair it, I'd start by removing all of the loose bits of foam. Then I'd make a paste with microballoons and resin, and spackle it smooth. Sand that (use a respirator), and laminate over. Mix a few grains of instant coffee into the resin to get it to look ugly.
     
  11. NJsurfer30

    NJsurfer30 Well-Known Member

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    Dec 28, 2016
    Thanks again to all for the input. Probably gonna be a couple weeks before I have a free day to work on this, but will definitely update with my results. The board still paddles and rides great, at least as far as I can tell. I'm probably surfing better on it now than I ever have, got it completely dialed in, so on the off chance that I manage to ruin it completely trying to repair it, I'll be completely bummed. But I don't think that's likely... just gonna peel back the glass and see what's going on, if at any point I feel completely in over my head I'll take it to a pro to finish up (though I'll have to do some research to find someone who's actually good at repairs vs. some random stoner at a shop who does a half assed job).

    But even if the board is completely hopeless (which seems unlikely based on how well it's riding, though it's possible that it has a terminal case of delam AIDS and will rapidly deteriorate), I might as well learn more about board repair and construction in the process of replacing it. Best case I end up with a repair that looks good and extends the life of the board by several years, or more. Worst case the board is fucked and I have to buy a new one (which would be the case regardless of repair). As far as availability of funds... if I snapped the board in half tomorrow, I'd find a way to buy a another within a matter of days (vs. previous times in my life when I was so broke that I once basically didn't surf for several months... save for a couple shitty sessions on borrowed boards... after I snapped my previous longbort in half and couldn't afford to replace it), but I definitely don't have an extra $1000 just laying around budgeted for that purpose. I am taking this as a sign that it's time to start setting aside some cash for that express purpose though.
     
  12. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

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    Oct 9, 2017
    Once had a great board with delam on the tail from planting the back foot. Did a very nice job fixing it (sliced glass, added resin and q-cell with glass patch on top), but the board lost it's magic....it was never the same.

    Be prepared
     
  13. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    Hahahahahahaha I'm waving the white flag on this one. Type writer guy wins.

    Good luck NJ. That was the point i was trying to get. If it's effed, it's effed regardless. Might as well practice your repair skills. If it's not effed? Well then you just prolonged the life of the board. If you got any questions once you get started post back.
     
  14. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    A shortboard of some kind, I assume? Longboards are way more forgiving to these kinds of repairs.
     
  15. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    995
    Oct 9, 2017
    5'10" Lis double bump fish with glassed Geppies, a rare specimen. Of course this was back in the day.

    It was actually my best friend's board and we worked on it together. Even back then, his work was better than Joe Roper lol he was super talented.

    So we did all the prep and the job was firm and water tight, but he knew the magic was gone on his first wave.

    I repaired a board I snapped in half on a shorebreak barrel and the same thing happened...but that's another story.
     
  16. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Day-um! I'd take it... even without the magic.
     
  17. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    995
    Oct 9, 2017
    Probably worth a couple grand now if it were still alive. Threw it under a moving car or whatever stupid shit we did as kids.