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 Post subject: Surf board repair question. Filling an EPS void?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:07 pm 
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I am repairing a 12 inch crack and rail ding on a surf board. It is not worth taking to a professional and I have extensive experience working with fiberglass, but not repairing surf boards.

I was sanding the fiber glass with a disc sander and accidentally dug into the EPS core. How can I refill the void I created. I don't want to use fiberglass because it will create a stronger/thicker spot in the fiberglass.

Can I use Gorilla glue and let it expand to fill the void, remove the excess and glass or???

Also, how far should I sand from the crack on each side? Right no I am about 1.5 inches in each side, going from exposed EPS to untouched finish coat. I think this should be OK, but I thought I would ask to make sure I was not missing something.


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 Post subject: Re: Surf board repair question. Filling an EPS void?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:26 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Surf board repair question. Filling an EPS void?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:44 pm 
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There's quite a few products that might help on the foam ez website used a few of their products,hope this is of help.


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 Post subject: Re: Surf board repair question. Filling an EPS void?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:03 am 
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dig it out deeper and glue in a new piece , re shape it and glass it.
Done it a lot and it works great


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 Post subject: Re: Surf board repair question. Filling an EPS void?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:00 am 
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Boardlady is a master at her craft. If you are a mere mortal, recommend to get some good quality laminating epoxy (test it on a bit of foam to make sure it does not MELT the EPS foam); mix a wee bit of epoxy with a lot of epoxy filler (little plastic bubbles you get from the epoxy shop) making a very lightweight putty. Clean out all dirt and loose foam, fill with the putty, let dry and sand to shape including at least 2 inches around the damaged area, then laminate 3-4 layers of good quality fiberglass (use as little expoxy as possible: less resin = stronger repair).


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 Post subject: Re: Surf board repair question. Filling an EPS void?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:44 pm 
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tkettlepoint wrote:
dig it out deeper and glue in a new piece , re shape it and glass it.
Done it a lot and it works great


Terrie
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YEP !! :thumb:

If you do a good job on the shaping of the piece of foam
you glued in ; it won't need any filler.

If you have any questions , ( Pm: Terrie ) he's probably, at least,
one of the most knowledgeable people on this forum , when it comes
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 Post subject: Re: Surf board repair question. Filling an EPS void?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:57 pm 
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Thank you for all of the info.I really appreciate it.


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 Post subject: Re: Surf board repair question. Filling an EPS void?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:58 am 
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Thanks Billie..

you know a shit ton also...

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