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Repair: Suncure epoxy resin / Take it to a repairer / or Alternative

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Created by foamie A week ago, 10 Apr 2019
foamie
19 posts
10 Apr 2019 8:06AM
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Pictures below

Minor damage to my new favourite - hoping to get it water tight before some Easter crowd fins decorate it in Bali next weekend.

Qu) a quick sandpaper + sunCure Epoxy resin suffice / Or should I take it in to a repairer / or maybe another repair kit?

Added a few pics for the relative size of it. thanks in advance










sanded
NSW, 67 posts
10 Apr 2019 2:40PM
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Sun cure resins are a temp fix and with the damage you have had to that one might be worth doing it properly .
This might help

www.sanded.com.au/collections/surfset-epoxy-resin/products/epoxy-repair-kit-for-surfboards-white-foam-shipping-included-conditions-apply

Legion
WA, 2188 posts
10 Apr 2019 8:56PM
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I would fix it myself but I've got a bunch of repair stuff ready to go. If you have to ask the question that says to me best to take it to a recommended repairer and hope they've got time to fit it in. After you get back from holidays maybe build up your supplies so next time you can also just do it in a day or an hour (depending on your catalyst choice).

foamie
19 posts
12 Apr 2019 7:46AM
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Thanks Legion (and sanded)

The repairer I usually go to who has a good turn around is away. There was a time I would do the repairs myself -apartment living has made me lazy. I think it's time to revisit - build up the board repair arsenal. The time it takes to get your board back for me is too greater opportunity cost should a swell like the near future arrive.

Souwester
WA, 952 posts
14 Apr 2019 11:06AM
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I'd be fixing that one myself, if she's your favourite board treat her right.

Better for re-sale as well if you have a proper fix done using a couple of layers of glass.

Solarez should only be used for repairs while you are away IMO.

Hit up mates to see if they have any gear you can use so you don't have to and buy a lot of gear for one round of fixes - use the currency of beers!

Buster fin
WA, 1866 posts
14 Apr 2019 2:06PM
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I concur with the above.

foamie
19 posts
Tuesday , 16 Apr 2019 7:28AM
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You're not wrong souwester

I have located remnants of my repair gear and ordered some more. But before I butcher this board I will test run on an older one first.

I do remember finding some satisfaction in doing a 'good' repair myself.

Solarez will have to do until I get back



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