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by mattma
Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Graphics and pre cured top sheet
Replies: 2
Views: 2170

Re: Graphics and pre cured top sheet

The mylar is only there to provide a smooth surface to cure the FG against and provide some scratch proofing while handling it. The best example I've seen on the forum is the guy who made the Porker (well worth looking over again if you haven't already seen it). Although some people put FG tissue ( ...
by mattma
Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Nylon as an alternative to UHMW
Replies: 8
Views: 4222

Re: Nylon as an alternative to UHMW

... in case anyone else finds this stuff interesting here is a link that has a detailed discussion of surface treatment approaches for improving bonding.

http://www.idspackaging.com/Common/Pape ... erview.htm
by mattma
Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Nylon as an alternative to UHMW
Replies: 8
Views: 4222

Re: Nylon as an alternative to UHMW

Hi Bill Thanks for the tip on Plastic Weld II. I have a look and see it I can find some locally. Unforetunately our local conditions means that we do a good job of grinding the bottom surface on sand and rocks. Rails and sliders are currently a no go too. I've used flame treating on ABS plastic for ...
by mattma
Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:06 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Nylon as an alternative to UHMW
Replies: 8
Views: 4222

Re: Nylon as an alternative to UHMW

Thanks for taking time to think about the idea. I think I haven't been very clear on what I've got in mind so let me have another crack at it. I can't source any of the usual abrasion resistant materials here in Australia (UHMW or PBT) and so I'm looking for alternative materials for abrasion resist...
by mattma
Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Nylon as an alternative to UHMW
Replies: 8
Views: 4222

Nylon as an alternative to UHMW

I've been googling around and although UHMWPE seems to be by far the most abrasion resistant I have been reading that Nylon is also extremely tough. I've been thinking about an approach and wanted to see if anyone had thoughts about whether it might work. Dacron sailcloth (Rip-stop nylon) is really ...
by mattma
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Pre-cured topsheet question
Replies: 10
Views: 3536

Re: Pre-cured topsheet question

Cheers. I love it! More than enough great info to have a good go at it with enough mystery to make it my own when I finally crack it :thumb:

I'll make sure I post my attempts and thanks again for the greatly appreciated help.

Cheers
Matt


http://myvirtualshed.blogspot.com
by mattma
Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Pre-cured topsheet question
Replies: 10
Views: 3536

Re: Pre-cured topsheet question

Brilliant! Thanks for all the great info and the video. Your mate looks very happy with his efforts and rightly so. Can I just check one thing. When you wet out the scrim/decals/4 oz you don't put that under a vac bag? Just working it by hand an leaving it to cure is fine? Using fibreglass scrim is ...
by mattma
Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Pre-cured topsheet question
Replies: 10
Views: 3536

Pre-cured topsheet question

I'm trying to find a good alternative to PBT/Durasurf etc for the topsheet of my boards because there doesn't seem to be any suppliers in Australia and postage makes the price to rich for my budget. I've seen in a couple of posts people refering to 'pre-cured' and have seen the great results on the ...
by mattma
Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Neat video of Flysurfer board being made
Replies: 0
Views: 1096

Neat video of Flysurfer board being made

After a friend broke the news he'd bought a flysurfer speed 3 I checked out their website and came across a video of their board production process. Thought other might find it interesting too.

http://www.flysurfer.com/produkte/boards/

Cheers
Matt

http://myvirtualshed.blogspot.com
by mattma
Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Curing epoxy under higher pressures?
Replies: 10
Views: 2621

Re: Curing epoxy under higher pressures?

Thanks for all the ideas folks. Very happily back to the drawing board!

Cheers
Matt

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