How To: Fix A Ding
Step 7: Put the piece of fiberglass over the ding and apply resin on top of the fiberglass. Use a popsicle stick and apply just enough to coat it. Work the resin in with the popsicle stick.
Step 8: Let the resin dry and remove the tape. If you used a sun cure resin, put it outside in the sun for a bit. Otherwise, just wait. You’ll know it’s dry when it’s no longer tacky.
Step 9: Using low grit sandpaper, sand the hardened resin making sure to not go all the way through the newly-laid fiberglass. Get the area nice and even with no resin built up.
Step 10: Prepare your final coat of resin. Don’t use any fiberglass or filler, just resin and hardener. Once again, I’d recommend a “sun cure” type of resin.
Step 11: Put on your final coat of resin. Apply smoothly and evenly, a plastic bag wrapped around your finger works well for this.
Step 12: Once your final coat of resin is dry use a high grit sandpaper (I used 320 grit with a little splash of water) to finish. Again, don’t sand through your work, just take down the edges and lumps. You’re board is now fixed and water tight, go rip!
Step 4: Cut a piece of fiberglass to cover the ding. You’ll want it to cover the whole ding and the some, overlapping it by about ½ inch.
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