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Oops! Surfboard repair kit ate my board

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Created by Yuppy > 9 months ago, 25 Feb 2015
Yuppy
VIC, 582 posts
25 Feb 2015 11:06PM
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I dinged the nose of my tabou 3s?? and thought I would fix it myself.

i bought a surfboard repair kit, mixed up the resin, added some q cel and some foam and used it to fill the foam back to a level where I could glass over it.

It ate my board! The tabou's foam just melted away. So I removed the resin before it set.

I now have a nose with no foam at all.

why did this happen?




PKenny
SA, 199 posts
25 Feb 2015 10:46PM
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Did you use Epoxy Resin?

Yuppy
VIC, 582 posts
25 Feb 2015 11:19PM
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Nope. It's polyester resin

king of the point
WA, 1814 posts
25 Feb 2015 9:19PM
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Pavlova

Yuppy
VIC, 582 posts
25 Feb 2015 11:22PM
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king of the point said..
Pavlova


Looks like lemon meringue pie

LeStef
NSW, 472 posts
25 Feb 2015 11:22PM
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Marshmallow !

Did you use any of those Chinese berries !

PKenny
SA, 199 posts
25 Feb 2015 10:56PM
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Yuppy said..
Nope. It's polyester resin


I could be wrong but I reckon thats your problem. Polyester likes eating polystyrene.

Yuppy
VIC, 582 posts
25 Feb 2015 11:36PM
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PKenny said..

Yuppy said..
Nope. It's polyester resin



I could be wrong but I reckon thats your problem. Polyester likes eating polystyrene.


Where do you buy epoxy resin?

ikw777
QLD, 2995 posts
25 Feb 2015 11:44PM
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A chandlery or online from Boatcraft Pacific.

Mark _australia
WA, 18961 posts
25 Feb 2015 9:54PM
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OMG Yuppy how many board repair threads are there here? that say don't use polyester resin (or don't listen to bloody Bunnings employees who say surfboard repair kit = windsurf = SUP etc)

All is not lost though.
You can build up that big void with any HD polystyrene or normal surfboard core foam. Especially as the bottom laminate is intact and gives u a guide.
Cut it to fit as close as possible, butter it well with epoxy resin and q-cell mix and fit it. Then shape it with a sanding block and glass over (4 oz x 3 layers with epoxy will be kewl).


stroppo
WA, 468 posts
25 Feb 2015 9:56PM
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More foam and epoxy and some labor doh!

jn1
SA, 1729 posts
25 Feb 2015 11:33PM
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Yuppy said..
Nope. It's polyester resin



Ouchy !. Oh well. I've seen worse. At least it's the tip of the nose and easy to repair. Before you do anything else, read the boardlady web site:

www.boardlady.com/repairbasics.htm

Yuppy
VIC, 582 posts
26 Feb 2015 12:06AM
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mark

im embarrassed to say I didn't read the tin. "not for epoxy boards"

i just beleived SHQ sold me the right stuff

Mark _australia
WA, 18961 posts
25 Feb 2015 10:21PM
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^^^^

ejmack
VIC, 1308 posts
26 Feb 2015 12:25AM
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Hey Yuppy, you should have walked a bit further, the yacht/boating shop behind SHQ sell Epoxy resins, glass, etc, etc. Everything you'll need. Correction, everything you would have needed.

Mark _australia
WA, 18961 posts
25 Feb 2015 10:59PM
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^^^ SHQ stands for...?

(pretty sure it isn't surfboard)


jusavina
QLD, 1173 posts
26 Feb 2015 2:04AM
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That's ok, I did that too... when I was 14 and I thought that epoxy resin was too expensive and polyester can't be that bad. Wrong!

In my own experience, you won't do it again. I can still remember that moment


powersloshin
NSW, 1001 posts
26 Feb 2015 7:39AM
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You should have taken a clinic in board repair as well !

not too bad, just get a piece of high density foam and rebuild the missing part, then fiberglass over. Make sure to sand away the paint on the area around so it will stick properly...

Yuppy
VIC, 582 posts
26 Feb 2015 10:49PM
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powersloshin said..

You should have taken a clinic in board repair as well !

not too bad, just get a piece of high density foam and rebuild the missing part, then fiberglass over. Make sure to sand away the paint on the area around so it will stick properly...


Gold

Yuppy
VIC, 582 posts
26 Feb 2015 10:54PM
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ejmack said..
Hey Yuppy, you should have walked a bit further, the yacht/boating shop behind SHQ sell Epoxy resins, glass, etc, etc. Everything you'll need. Correction, everything you would have needed.


Ejmack

Good one. Many thanks. I'll drop in there tomorrow.

Fyi its called www.anchor-marine.com.au/

Yuppy
VIC, 582 posts
26 Feb 2015 11:19PM
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SHQ just sent me a message offering to repair the nose for me free of charge.

We all make mistakes. Its how we fix our mistakes that counts. Good service SHQ!

But I'm going to attemp this repair myself.

russh
SA, 2912 posts
27 Feb 2015 12:11PM
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just be aware - You can still do it (melt the foam) with an epoxy kit if you make the mix a bit hot and go straight onto EPS foam - first hand experience watching the inside of my old 104 freewave melting before my eyes when i removed some fin boxes

(after turning into a Quad)

How embarrassment

choco
SA, 3421 posts
27 Feb 2015 4:42PM
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Easy way to make a hollow board

dan berry
WA, 2562 posts
27 Feb 2015 5:25PM
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This is why yuppies generally pay someone else to do it

dan berry
WA, 2562 posts
27 Feb 2015 5:35PM
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Just out of curiosity did you tell shq what you were repairing or did you just ask for a "board repair kit"?

appleman
TAS, 407 posts
27 Feb 2015 8:42PM
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??????
I'm glad you can appreciate hot chick sales assistants, and totally lose all train of thought, happens to me all the time, ya getting old, but classic.

Sputnik11
VIC, 855 posts
28 Feb 2015 8:25AM
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Out of interest, how new was the 3S? And how did you "ding"the nose?

Carantoc
NSW, 4163 posts
28 Feb 2015 12:45PM
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To prevent mistake number 2 may I suggest you swap the multi-bake paper for glad-wrap or peel ply ?

Yuppy
VIC, 582 posts
1 Mar 2015 9:59AM
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Love the 3s.
Catapult took out the nose

Yuppy
VIC, 582 posts
1 Mar 2015 10:02AM
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I'm back on track.

Filled up hole with epoxy resin and qcell.




Yuppy
VIC, 582 posts
1 Mar 2015 10:07AM
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Sanded and shaped q cell. Very easy.

Added 3 layers of cloth with epoxy resin



Then sanded it down











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