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!
Even the smallest of cracks and dings (like the one above) can leak water and lead to the eventual demise of your precious stick. Wax, duct tape, and stickers are all half ass ways to “fix” a board. To do it right and ensure its longevity, follow these easy instructions. The board I worked on today just had a crack in it, but if left alone it would take in water and create a weak spot, eventually breaking where the foam was decayed.
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