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by mthboards
Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Urethane rails?
Replies: 23
Views: 10862

Re: Urethane rails?

I use poured urethane rails for all the boards I make, it's comparable to abs, you can take a hammer to the rails and they just don't break, you get a seamless edge and you can make the rails thicker at the 4 corners if you want. The trick is getting the epoxy to stick to the stuff you just cant lay...
by mthboards
Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Race board
Replies: 1
Views: 1533

Race board

Anyone build a race board?
I want to try and make one and I know its not going to come out exactly how I want, but I want
it to kind of work.
by mthboards
Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: mutant build
Replies: 13
Views: 4633

Re: mutant build

Looks good!
by mthboards
Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Hi and 2nd board foam core advice
Replies: 4
Views: 2432

Re: Hi and 2nd board foam core advice

I have tried lighter density foams and because the tips get so thin on my boards its hard to work with.
If you can get your hands on some Divinycell you will never go back that stuff is super strong and amazing to work with
but $$$
by mthboards
Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Cedar Board Layup Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 4253

Re: Cedar Board Layup Advice

For a 12mm core 6 ounces of glass on top and bottom will be plenty strong, The problem is you are trying to put it on a rocker table and it will just spring back almost flat with that thick of a core. When you put a board on a rocker table type mold you want the board to come off exactly the same wi...
by mthboards
Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice!
Replies: 264
Views: 90178

Re: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice

don't park your car downwind 15 feet from your beach you will mess up your paint job.
by mthboards
Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Final finishing.
Replies: 13
Views: 4402

Re: Final finishing.

I use either a small nail with no head and glass the top only to get the rocker then pop it off through the bottom then just glass the bottom without the board in the rocker. i have also glassed the top and waited until the epoxy was not sticky anymore but still stretchable and the just put it on th...
by mthboards
Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Final finishing.
Replies: 13
Views: 4402

Re: Final finishing.

I put the glass down then put one good sanding coat on it and almost sand it down to the glass with 60 grit. Then I put an extremly thin finish coat of polyurothane just to get ride of the scratches. Then its 800 grit then 2000 grit, then rubbing compound then polishing compound takes me a good 4 h...
by mthboards
Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Avoiding/covering up breather cloth texture effect.
Replies: 13
Views: 3969

Re: Avoiding/covering up breather cloth texture effect.

I have been trying to find a way to do this forever without buying the heavy equipment. I can get one good side from a mold but the other side will always be textured because of the vacuum bagging. Thats why most companies use the plastic sheeting Its quick and looks good when its done and it has im...
by mthboards
Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Final finishing.
Replies: 13
Views: 4402

Re: Final finishing.

I put the glass down then put one good sanding coat on it and almost sand it down to the glass with 60 grit. Then I put an extremly thin finish coat of polyurothane just to get ride of the scratches. Then its 800 grit then 2000 grit, then rubbing compound then polishing compound takes me a good 4 ho...

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