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    Default Repairing your wood skimboard=(

    There has been a lot of woodboards getting major damage riding on rails. And it seems like no one knows how to fix them, including me. I used epoxy, which you can get at any hardware store. I have repaired lots of surfboards, foam skims and also aircraft. But this was a new one to me, because this type of ding was rare until guys started riding rails. So I went to work, first I took a used old wood skim and similuated an end pipe rail damage. Which is the most common type of rail damage (large sharp rocks can also cause this). This repair should work for most brands of woodskims. I'm not 100% sure, it would be your call on using this type of repair. It came out better than I though, of course it doesn't look like new. But at least it's now skimable, hope this helps you guys get your damaged boards back into the water. If you have any questions, I waiting.........



    We first hit the board on the side of the black pipe, it only left a black mark.



    But when we hit the sharp edge........well you can see what happened.



    If there is sand or dirt in the ding, it must come out. You can use a water hose, but then you would need to use a hair dryer on it. The wood must be 100% dry before you epoxy it back together. Also you can use a razor blade to clean it out. If the outside skin chips off, bring it home, so you can put it back on. It will make the repair easier and look better. Unlike a fiberglass repair where you cut the damage part off, I have found that for a woodskim, it's best to put as much back as you can.



    If you noticed I did not remove a lot of wood.
    Last edited by Jim Gordon; 08-07-2008 at 11:02 PM.
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    I just worked the epoxy in and around the wood before I C-clamped it down.





    I then unclamped it so I could wipe off the excess resin, and then reclamped it and it dry over night. I should have used wax paper under the C-camp, because it stuck a little. Like I said, this should work for any brand woodskim. If you have a ding this bad, what do you have to lose. I almost forgot if you use epoxy, just use "rubbing alcohol "for cleanup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skrobo
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    i have found that bondo also works really well for stuff like this, but it is very ugly... say you lost that peice of wood that chipped up, i would fill it with bondo if i was being lazy.

    other than that, this repair job is pretty amazing.
    Yes bondo is very ugly, you can make your own bondo that's clear. Just take any kind of resin, cut up any kind of fiberglass into very small pieces and mix it with the resin, and add hardener. It makes the resin strong and thick, and it comes out clear, not black/gray.

    I'm still hearing guys riding rails without a cross pipe. Besides damaging their boards, they are now getting their toes and fingers caught in the end pipes. If you're not sure what an end pipe is, here's a pix of a rail with an end pipe. This rail has only one, but I think you should put one on both ends. Anyway check out the pix.



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    damn dude...on that last pic u cant even notice it

    j-gordon ur my hero

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    you make boards also correct?

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    I dont flatland but that is sick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by High
    you make boards also correct?
    Not only do I make boards, I can really f#ck them up too........
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    We first hit the board on the side of the black pipe, it only left a black mark. But when we hit the sharp edge........well you can see what happened.
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    If you noticed I did not remove a lot of wood. I just worked the epoxy in and around the wood before I C-clamped it down. I then unclamped it so I could wipe off the excess resin, and then reclamped it and it dry over night. I should have used wax paper under the C-camp, because it stuck a little. Like I said, this should work for any brand woodskim. If you have a ding this bad, what do you have to lose.
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    I almost forgot if you use epoxy, just use "rubbing alcohol "for cleanup.
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    Thanks Gordon, I dont use a wood skim but I sure wish there was a lot more threads like this on here. Good information!
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    You destroyed that board jim
    nice job

    oh and plus# for the info
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    Quote Originally Posted by amosb72
    You destroyed that board jim
    nice job

    oh and plus# for the info
    It's not destroyed........I fixed it, it just doesn't look as good anymore.
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    i nominate this thread for FAQ

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    This is the sort of stuff Skimonline is made for.

    Great job, Jim.

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    Thanks guys, just want to give something back....=)
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    next time you should try wood filler!
    jk
    but thats awesome that you fixed that well. you can barely see the damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Gordon
    Thanks guys, just want to give something back....=)
    about time you ungrateful POS whats it been like 20 years before you gave something back to skimboarding?

    just kidding youve done atleast 532532532532x than i have, +1
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    Wouldn't it be less time consuming to go chop down a tree and make a new plank to ride on?

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    very good. i also nominate this thread for FAQ.
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    so awesome jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by BART
    i nominate this thread for FAQ
    definitely.
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    Here's a few more things, if there is sand or dirt in the ding, it must come out. You can use a water hose, but then you would need to use a hair dryer on it. The wood must be 100% dry before you epoxy it back together. Also you can use a razor blade to clean it out. If the outside skin chips off, bring it home, so you can put it back on. It will make the repair easier and look better. Unlike a fiberglass repair where you cut the damage part off, I have found that for a woodskim, it's best to put as much back as you can.
    Last edited by Jim Gordon; 07-01-2008 at 09:43 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo
    about time you ungrateful POS whats it been like 20 years before you gave something back to skimboarding?

    just kidding youve done atleast 532532532532x than i have, +1
    Hobo, who the hell do you think you are? I'm coming down there to kick your ass. Oh wait....... white writing....... hobo you're the best, thanks!
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    a must read for woodboarders.
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    dude, props. thats a nice job well done there.

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    cool jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by raj
    next time you should try wood filler!
    jk
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    i have found that bondo also works really well for stuff like this, but it is very ugly... say you lost that peice of wood that chipped up, i would fill it with bondo if i was being lazy.

    other than that, this repair job is pretty amazing.
    Last edited by skrobo; 07-07-2008 at 06:24 AM.
    all you do - do it for christ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skrobo
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    i have found that bondo also works really well for stuff like this, but it is very ugly... say you lost that peice of wood that chipped up, i would fill it with bondo if i was being lazy.

    other than that, this repair job is pretty amazing.
    Yes bondo is very ugly, you can make your own bondo that's clear. Just take any kind of resin, cut up any kind of fiberglass into very small pieces and mix it with the resin, and add hardener. It makes the resin strong and thick, and it comes out clear, not black/gray.
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    you know what? I got an old, banged up woody laying around and my little bro needs a decent board to learn on.

    hm this should definitely be on FAQ. J-Gordon da man.
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    This belonged to the King (Elvis Presley) It got broken during the Santa Cruz quake of 89. I did a fiberglass repair on it, it has nothing to do with skims, just something I thought you might like to see. This is a chess piece (king) that the king owned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkimNate
    you know what? I got an old, banged up woody laying around and my little bro needs a decent board to learn on.

    hm this should definitely be on FAQ. J-Gordon da man.
    Thanks SkimNate, I hope this thread helps you guys get your woodskim back into the water.
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    yeah this should be in the FAQ
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    There should be a permanent section on how to fix your foam or wood skimboard. What do you think, Aaron? If you like, you can use mine for the wood. Then all you would need is one for foam. If I had time, I would make one on how to fix a foam skim. Maybe someone else could, or maybe you have an old thread or some posts you could use?
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