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Repairing Board

Postby roux » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:10 pm

Hey. Got myself lofted into some rocks and did a number of my wrist, ass, and board. I've got my wrist and ass squared away, but my board is in need of some TLC. Any ideas / suggestions on how to go about repairing this? One fin was ripped out and the rail on one side of the board is pretty busted. Thanks.

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Re: Repairing Board

Postby joe90 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:56 am

Depends on damage whether structural or cosmetic. Looking at pics it looks pretty serious.
Numerous sites show how to repair Surfboards but not many for kiteboards.
I have tried repairs for friends using a tapered sanded and stepped repair process but I wouldn't do it as a living !

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Re: Repairing Board

Postby foam-n-fibre » Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:00 pm

It's hard to tell how structural the damage is, but for a first step, I'd mask around the area to prevent resin from gtting in all kinds of places where you don't want it, and then run epoxy into it from all angles. Maybe slightly thickened, but if so, only slightly. Then clamp it between to pieces of flat wood to squeeze it all into shape (I assume it used it be flkat and is not any more?) Oh yeah, and use plastic or waxed paper so the wood does not bond to your board!

You might then have to sand the area and add a layer of fibreglass. But, it's hard to tell the extent of the damage from the photos.

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Peter


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