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 Post subject: Re: now what's that ? salt on a board ??
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:16 pm 
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that is the idea off salt !

you saqnd down to exose salt grains and water washes them away ! grip ! works great.

yep, glassed top and bottom, not one bubble, jsut uneven sanding, wanted to try it before sanding it !

actually i like the weight ! get's down the chops easy , top of board does not fly away !

next one will be 3 plys of 3mm ply, center one hollowed, glas top and bottom ( founf 3 oz s glass) and carbon tape if to flexy !

on production, next one will be hand layup then baged to get better edge wrap !


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 Post subject: Re: now what's that ? salt on a board ??
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:55 pm 
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i think simon and others were suggesting ways to apply a final coat that is thinner.
the salt sits on top w/o needing to sand.
applied with a sifter, the salts grains are less likely to be encapsulated.
and the application more uniform.

but, as you are figuring out...it all works.


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 Post subject: Re: now what's that ? salt on a board ??
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:16 pm 
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I didn't realy look into exact procedure how decks with salt were made, but was sure, that one should apply an even layer of epoxy to the deck, than make an even layer of salt (which you dried in an owen or in a pot) with a sifter.
The amount of salt should be just enough to cover the surface (rather a bit less, than making an excess). Dry salt should soak up epoxy and you should end up with finish similar to griptape except white/semi-transparent. No sanding, no washing the salt away.

It seems to me, I will have to make a sample to test this theory. :D

Keep on with good debates! :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: now what's that ? salt on a board ??
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:32 pm 
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Salt is great for wake skates when you're wearing shoes. Don't know about surf boards but it gives me a rash when I screw up on the wake skate and the stars align completely not in myth favor

Thanks for bringing it back up. While someone called it old hat it's good to refresh old ideas.
Some dissolving happens. Let the epoxy coat set up but not cure then apply salt and press in as needed depending on how set up the resin is


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 Post subject: Re: now what's that ? salt on a board ??
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:11 pm 
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the hole idea is that disolving WILL happen, it's itend to !

this way you have a grip mae ONLY from epoxy, it'a clear, it's skid less, NOT abrasive to skin ( it's smooth like a mild shark skin ).

i used it on a new board i build, and, from two meters distance you cant tell where the grip is and where not ! but i'm not, never had ( tried it hours yesterday ) slied a foot !

less expensive grip ou will ever find !

only draw back : i put some straps ( just straps ) on the board and jumped around, and, with only grip it's a bit hard on the landings, next time i'm going to laminate some kind of foam over the glass, maybe 4mm cork ? maybe eva ? or water resistant workshop flooring from homedepot !


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 Post subject: Re: now what's that ? salt on a board ??
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:54 pm 
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I think you misunderstood me. When you are making it, the salt or sugar will dissolve in the epoxy, thats why suggest letting it set up first


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 Post subject: Re: now what's that ? salt on a board ??
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:20 pm 
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ok i got it !

well, sorry !


are you shure it will disolve ? i did 3 grips yet and, the 2 first i did not let the epoxy rest before aplying the salt, epoxy cured and grip is good.

then the third i was going to go with a hot coat and after one hour or so decide to do a grip, touched the epoxy, was still mildly sticky, aplied salt in thick layer and forced it in with a small 3 inch roller !
worked allso well.

diference : the 2 fist had a thick coat of salt, had to sand them down, the third requierd no sanding ! cause epoxy does not get UP in the salt due to capilarity effect.

so yes, your right, the right way to do it, i think, is to let resin settle for a while and then apply !


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