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    Just incase some of you didn't know, ZBR repair can be used anywhere on the board. Not just the nose!
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    absolutely. Here's the holes I had in the bottom down at the tail. All that yellow stuff you see is leftover pieces of 5-min epoxy I used a couple years ago. That's why it pays to use the good stuff.





    And on that first batch, I filled them in:




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    All down there it's worn down to the fiberglass, and there's little holes all over the place. So when I did that final layer on the nose, where I laid the glass, I took the leftover thin resin and just painted it all on the bottom there. You can see where it's wet:





    Nardog loves it:



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    Damn Whit, how old is that board? And why is the foam brown?
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    I don't know, I was wondering that too. The foam is a really dark brown-gray. It's a Vic Polyvac I bought in 2002. The board I just fixed was like a 2-year old vic polyvac and the foam was white as snow. So I guess they use a different foam now?

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    Weird. I thought they were the same board and didn't know if the damage was so old that maybe the foam was waterlogged or something and you were just fixing it as practice or if it was a board you actually ride.
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    Thanks ZBR......now this thread is complete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xghstx
    Weird. I thought they were the same board and didn't know if the damage was so old that maybe the foam was waterlogged or something and you were just fixing it as practice or if it was a board you actually ride.
    No no no all the pics are from the same board. My only ever performance skimboard (next best was a zap wedge). The one that had the white foam was the friend's board that I fixed before this one.
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    Ah, gotcha. The repairs looks very well done. Fortunately for me I pretty much only ride wood boards so I don't have to do much repairs apart from filling in any chunks with resin.
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    Where does the line get drawn between board repair and board construction?

    Is board Re-Construction allowed?

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    oh shit, I forgot all about that rule. Hopefully this doesn't violate it. Pretty much the reason I made this into a thread was that I was doing it anyway, and I kept seeing J-Gordon's "Repairing a wood board" thread, so I figured what the hell, I'll get some pics.

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    I think this is fine.

    Yes it touches base with glass somewhat but not actual construction.

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    i've gotten epoxy repair down to science, but i've never had bad enough damage to use fiberglass. but i'd say thickener is a must, otherwise the epoxy really hard to work with when repairing large holes
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    Quote Originally Posted by narwhal
    I think this is fine.

    Yes it touches base with glass somewhat but not actual construction.
    I agree and to extend on this, repairing such small parts on your board would not affect ride/slide/manueverability.

    If ZBR had made a thread instructing us on how to turn a tail into a squash tail, I'd say that would infringe on the rule.

    *Put this thread in the Old Thread FAQ section*

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    Question for the more skilled & experienced: Is there any reason for me to sand down that painted on layer of resin in the last 3 pics, or should I just leave it as is? It really doesn't stick up from the board, it's pretty much flush, and it's smooth and level. Obviously that's an area that gets a lot of damage in my riding, so would it be better to leave as much protection there as possible?

    Thanks

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    Zbr can you fix my board next?

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    Sure, 50 bones brah

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    holes in your nose are called nostrils, and they should not sealed with epoxy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iLoveCupNoodles
    holes in your nose are called nostrils, and they should not sealed with epoxy.

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    haha, yeah...

    but that was really helpful. epoxy work kind of scares me

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    same. my sister knocked my bike into my surfboard and there was a huge hole like half on inch deep the size of handlebar in it and i fixed it with some shitty 5 min stuff. hopefully i wont have to do this soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZapBulletRider
    Question for the more skilled & experienced: Is there any reason for me to sand down that painted on layer of resin in the last 3 pics, or should I just leave it as is? It really doesn't stick up from the board, it's pretty much flush, and it's smooth and level. Obviously that's an area that gets a lot of damage in my riding, so would it be better to leave as much protection there as possible?

    Thanks
    I just went back and looked at the last 3 pixs, and yes I would block sand the bottom smooth. It does look like it may slow the board down a little and may even make the board stick. The reason I would sand it is because I like riding in very thin water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by new
    Where does the line get drawn between board repair and board construction?

    Is board Re-Construction allowed?
    I have made hundreds of foam skims before I stopped and now only make wood. But there is no way you could use this thread to make a foam skim. There is a hell of a lot more to know if you wanted to make a skim, this is only how to repair your foam skim, and I'm sure Aaron would want you to be able to fix your own board.
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    very useful, thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by new
    Is board Re-Construction allowed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZapBulletRider
    J-Gordon, you'll notice the giant pack of popsicle sticks in the back! Got them from the dollar store, didn't want to use another one of our "nice" butterknives (actually that knife was shitty and we have tons of them)
    if you like working with the knife (looks nice and sturdy) you can put some acetone in a cup and soak it in there so you can reuse the knife over and over.
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    i just epoxied my board and used your inturctions so far so good, ill have to see how it drys and make sure i didnt use too much or too little epoxy, thanks for the thread it was very helpful. =]
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryaskim
    i just epoxied my board and used your inturctions so far so good, ill have to see how it drys and make sure i didnt use too much or too little epoxy, thanks for the thread it was very helpful. =]
    If it's too cold and the epoxy is not drying fast enough, you can take a hair dryer to it. Just make sure you don't get it to hot, because it will start generating its own heat. And it may start smoking, warning the smoke that the epoxy makes will make you sick or could even kill you.....
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    yeah, best thing to do is put it in a smallish space w/ decent ventilation and a space heater.
    nfarino117: Do you just use a paint pen on top of the front of your board? Or do you have to take it apart?
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    I did notice that it gets hot when the two chemicals are combined and I'll make sure I don't breath in any epoxy death smoke, thanks
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    i have a ding on my board right on the rail and its one of those dings that you think its not too bad but you know if it spreads, the whole bottom of your board will peel off. i was thinking i should dremel it out and than just fiberglass it. any suggestions? should i take a pic of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by raj
    i have a ding on my board right on the rail and its one of those dings that you think its not too bad but you know if it spreads, the whole bottom of your board will peel off. i was thinking i should dremel it out and than just fiberglass it. any suggestions? should i take a pic of it
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    pic it up... it probably wouldn't hurt to dig it out a little if there's any sand or damaged foam... epoxy's going to be stronger than the foam anyway. If it's not too bad it probably doesn't require fiberglass, but you could cut up little pieces of fiberglass and add it to the epoxy like I did for strength.

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    Is your board female ? Because on the first pic, it has a vag.

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    somebody needs to archive this thread before it gets any more of these ^

 

 

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