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re re gripping a windsurf board made easy

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Created by StreetBob Two weeks ago, 3 Jan 2019
StreetBob
WA, 3 posts
3 Jan 2019 12:13PM
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Was reading a lot of articles about the best way to re-grip a board old or new, my experience just recently was resurfacing my new but old 2012 Ultra Sonic that i was lucky enough to score from the Eastern States.
After a bit of research i decided to go with epoxy resin 1-3 ratio and use normal white sugar instead of caster sugar. YEP that sure worked all i had to do was give it a light sand after 12 hours and the board is like new again.
Ps for that extra energy bust while cruising the waves just lick the deck for that sugar hit lol




Imax1
VIC, 1613 posts
3 Jan 2019 4:45PM
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Yep , sugar coat works great and lasts forever .
I find caster is a little too fine and normal a bit too rough.
I now use a mix of one third normal to two thirds caster and a super light sand with 600 wet and dry.

cammd
QLD, 1982 posts
3 Jan 2019 5:02PM
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1/3 sugar to 2/3 resin???

did you just paint it on with a brush, how would that look on white board, just doing a quick resto on an old Speed F1 Raceboard and it needs a regrip to complete the job

Subsonic
WA, 1448 posts
3 Jan 2019 3:55PM
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step 1: give the board surface a good wash and get it dry

step 2: masking tape on/around anything you don't want to hit

step 3: mix epoxy resin and use a foam roller (mini roller from bunnings works well) to apply resin. you want a thickness there but not too much.

Step 4: sprinkle sugar over resin, no gaps, make sure its all covered.

Step 5: leave for 2 days minimum (depending on resin type/temperature etc) then wash off sugar

you can buy clear resin thats more UV stable than normal so less likely to yellow over time, but its pricey.

olskool
QLD, 942 posts
3 Jan 2019 7:59PM
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Cammd, super quick regrip. Use Rustoleum Clear Satin (bunnings) $12.55. Intergrip particles. Sand n prep as usual. Spray in sections so you get a light even coat on board. Then sprinkle intergrip on while base coat is wet, give another coat of spray to seal n lock the particles in. ( but not too much)Let it harden a day or two in the sun. Viola!! Go sail. Has lasted 18months so far on my Speed F1s. 2 cans reqd for RB. Less mucking around than epoxy. Best to do under a fluro light so you can see where youve sprinkled or not.

Imax1
VIC, 1613 posts
3 Jan 2019 9:25PM
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Subsonic said..
step 1: give the board surface a good wash and get it dry

step 2: masking tape on/around anything you don't want to hit

step 3: mix epoxy resin and use a foam roller (mini roller from bunnings works well) to apply resin. you want a thickness there but not too much.

Step 4: sprinkle sugar over resin, no gaps, make sure its all covered.

Step 5: leave for 2 days minimum (depending on resin type/temperature etc) then wash off sugar

you can buy clear resin thats more UV stable than normal so less likely to yellow over time, but its pricey.




Yes exactly like this ^^^^ , not mixing the sugar with resin !!!
I use Surfset Flex clear from Sanded Australia , its uv resistant. $ 90 for 3 litres.

Gorgo
VIC, 4068 posts
3 Jan 2019 10:32PM
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Alternatively, apply the resin. Lay on a sheet of nylon curtain fabric. Let the resin go off. Peel off the fabric. Light sand.

Subsonic
WA, 1448 posts
3 Jan 2019 7:49PM
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I should've added in there, once you applied the sugar don't leave the masking tape on. Give it a bit of time to make sure the resin isn't going to drip, then pull it off before the resin starts to cure.




Stretchy
WA, 400 posts
3 Jan 2019 9:30PM
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Nice work Chris
i just regripped my Falcon with epoxy and a sugar mix as described above. Sooo much better gybing now!

Manuel7
228 posts
3 Jan 2019 9:32PM
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One thing I do when a board starts slipping is clean it. Either brushing with mild soap or simply scrubbing it with sand and water. Amazing how much grip is recovered after this. Could be a tropical climate issue but something to consider.

I also use the clear coat spraying approach. Then I blow the non-slip dust using a spoon. It makes it snow on and evenly distribute it. Epoxy rolling is probably the best most durable approach though.

Coarse grip works best but shreds our skin (or boots), so I prefer to go as fine as possible. I heard of acrylic dust? It's clear. Or salt. I just use the antiskid from nautix (a bit sharp).

If the grip is too harsh definitely sand it slightly.

olskool
QLD, 942 posts
4 Jan 2019 5:12AM
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Gorgo said..
Alternatively, apply the resin. Lay on a sheet of nylon curtain fabric. Let the resin go off. Peel off the fabric. Light sand.

Hey, cool. So its like using peel ply? But coarser..Any pics of finished grip?

Spocktek
WA, 274 posts
4 Jan 2019 5:30PM
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And don't leave it outside if you have ants.

cammd
QLD, 1982 posts
10 Jan 2019 3:53PM
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I had some of that sprinkle over nonslip agent from Norglass so I gave that a go, the result doesn't look to bad.

Quick coat of paint so it sticks, tried the blowing on the teaspoon technique and it spread nicely then another coat of paint to seal it on.



arancini
WA, 365 posts
Sunday , 13 Jan 2019 7:22AM
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wax works



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