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Topic Title: Epoxy surfboards
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Created On: 01/20/2023 05:56 AM
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 Epoxy surfboards   - Surfgrl4ever - 01/20/2023 05:56 AM  
 Epoxy surfboards   - Cole - 01/20/2023 06:43 AM  
 Epoxy surfboards   - Cole - 01/20/2023 06:44 AM  
 Epoxy surfboards   - Surfgrl4ever - 01/21/2023 06:11 AM  
 Epoxy surfboards   - dingpatch - 01/21/2023 06:21 AM  
 Epoxy surfboards   - LBLarry - 01/22/2023 05:40 AM  
 Epoxy surfboards   - johnnyboy - 01/21/2023 08:33 AM  
 Epoxy surfboards   - spindrift - 01/21/2023 05:38 PM  
 Epoxy surfboards   - spindrift - 01/21/2023 07:59 PM  
 Epoxy surfboards   - JOESTRUMMER - 01/21/2023 11:17 PM  
 Epoxy surfboards   - Cole - 01/22/2023 08:00 AM  
 Epoxy surfboards   - surfguysmb - 02/03/2023 03:02 PM  
 Epoxy surfboards   - equipeola - 02/03/2023 04:26 PM  
 Epoxy surfboards   - Surfgrl4ever - 02/11/2023 10:19 AM  
 Epoxy surfboards   - Cole - 02/12/2023 07:16 AM  
 Epoxy surfboards   - johnnyboy - 02/21/2023 08:00 PM  
 Epoxy surfboards   - Surfgrl4ever - 02/26/2023 09:35 AM  
 Epoxy surfboards   - Cole - 02/28/2023 06:07 AM  
 Epoxy surfboards   - KP - 02/27/2023 08:17 PM  
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 01/20/2023 05:56 AM
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Surfgrl4ever

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I have an old Davo epoxy longboard and was wondering if it's possible to re coat the whole thing ? If so whom ? I live beachside so someone close ??
 01/20/2023 06:43 AM
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Cole

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It can be done, but it has to be cleaned and roughed up to the last inch to remove a generation of wax, oils and other buildup. That is a difficult task with epoxy.

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 01/20/2023 06:44 AM
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Cole

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I guess I'm saying it won't be cheap.

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 01/21/2023 06:11 AM
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Surfgrl4ever

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Thanks , maybe just make wall art
 01/21/2023 06:21 AM
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dingpatch

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Lots of wet sanding, unless Additive F was used.

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 01/22/2023 05:40 AM
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Originally posted by: Cole

It can be done, but it has to be cleaned and roughed up to the last inch to remove a generation of wax, oils and other buildup. That is a difficult task with epoxy.


Resin ( either epoxy or poly ) utilizes a "mechanical bond" Meaning it MUST have a thoroughly ruffed up ( and clean, naturally ) surface ..... as Cole said, EVERY sq inch ..... to actually stick to. Otherwise, it will just chip and peel off.


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 01/21/2023 08:33 AM
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I put my beloved BING bonzer in for a tail repair and the ding repair guy put my board between two logs and cranked down the straps so hard that the nose now has series of stress fractures like ripples down the nose from rail to rail. They don't appear to be more than cosmetic but I want them repaired. It sounds like this is what I would need to do. This is a poly board. Can it be done, how much would it cost? Who would do that?

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 01/21/2023 05:38 PM
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spindrift

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This is not all that complicated folks. Does the davo have dings? Sand the shit out of it, wipe it down with copious amounts of denatured alcohol. That will help remove epoxy surfactants. If they are present, NOTHING will stick.
Then shoot the shit out of it with clear spray paint. Stu sharpe, who probably shaped it, uses "speed finish".
Don't try to finish it with epoxy. Polyester suncure will work better.
As per bonzer: sacrilege! I've met Eaton, and malcolm.
Epoxy, polyester? I'll fix that.

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 01/21/2023 07:59 PM
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spindrift

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Ed Townes ate this stuff for lunch, tremendous craftsman.
Haven't seen him lately, hope all is well brother
I miss davo

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 01/21/2023 11:17 PM
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JOESTRUMMER

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ET = Legend . ( Ed lives right around the corner ---rest assured , if something was a miss , the neighborhood would be a buzz )
 01/22/2023 08:00 AM
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Cole

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Originally posted by: johnnyboy

I put my beloved BING bonzer in for a tail repair and the ding repair guy put my board between two logs and cranked down the straps so hard that the nose now has series of stress fractures like ripples down the nose from rail to rail. They don't appear to be more than cosmetic but I want them repaired. It sounds like this is what I would need to do. This is a poly board. Can it be done, how much would it cost? Who would do that?


That's cake, even if it's glossed. The cracks can be removed if done correctly with styrene.



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 02/03/2023 03:02 PM
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surfguysmb

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Give me a call and I can look at this board and tell you what it needs. 321-956-3268 Surfguys
 02/03/2023 04:26 PM
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equipeola

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Do not hesitate- Call George as noted above, he's one of the true masters at doin the perceived impossible.

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 02/11/2023 10:19 AM
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Surfgrl4ever

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Thanks Everyone ??

I gave George a call , I watched Davo cut that from foam block to finish,he did absolutely amazing work, 'I have yet to paddle another board that had the glide of a Davo , Miss his talent ....
Sea u in the water ??
On my Davo

Edited: 02/11/2023 at 10:21 AM by Surfgrl4ever
 02/12/2023 07:16 AM
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Cole

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I hope people tip for good work these day. I did some seriously tedious repairs and hardly ever got a penny extra. Hell, most people tried to talk me down. I charged $30 for a glass-on fin with damage to the board and they would barter with me.

Sorry for the rant, but craftsmen like George and ET, and craftswomen like Jessica are saving something that is precious to you. Treat them well.





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Edited: 02/22/2023 at 05:27 AM by Cole
 02/21/2023 08:00 PM
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johnnyboy

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I'm going to call. That board is very special to me.

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 02/26/2023 09:35 AM
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Surfgrl4ever

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George did an amazing job,yes I tipped ??

, it feels great to ride that board again,still a a fun ride and no fiberglass on thighs !
I highly recommend him if your in need of repair,
Thanks to all the talent around here , we can still ride our old favs !
Sea u in the water!

Edited: 02/26/2023 at 09:36 AM by Surfgrl4ever
 02/28/2023 06:07 AM
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Cole

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Originally posted by: Surfgrl4ever

George did an amazing job,yes I tipped ??



, it feels great to ride that board again,still a a fun ride and no fiberglass on thighs !

I highly recommend him if your in need of repair,

Thanks to all the talent around here , we can still ride our old favs !

Sea u in the water!


WOOT!

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 02/27/2023 08:17 PM
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KP

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George once told me to meet him early in the morning and wanted to do a super fast turnaround repair of a fin box blow out. it was beautiful and in a short amount of time. I just wanted the fin fixed. I didn't know it could look so good?!lol
He said time is money and he's got other things to do! That should be a tshirt!

Surfgrl - - Can you post a pic of the board for us??

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