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DIY Grindbase? What to use....

Postby Design » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:35 pm

Hi there,

I'm trying to build a board which can withstand the absue of sliders and I'd like to know what your experiences are using different products..

So far the materials I came up with are

-Epoxy
-Epoxy Topcot/Gelcoat
-Polyester Gelcoat
-Urethane-Coating/-Resin
-P-Tex (I won't be able to work with it because of the channels I think)

Can you please share your experience with the different possibilities or do you have another idea?

Thank you in advance!

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Re: DIY Grindbase? What to use....

Postby plummet » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:41 pm

how about stainless sheet?

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Re: DIY Grindbase? What to use....

Postby plummet » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:44 pm

ps the resins will wear out.

how about kevlar?.. i landboard and have worn through 3 layers of carbon underneith the foot straps. i've now installed some kevlar for wear resistance.

too early to tell if its going to work. Its certainly significantly more robust that carbon.

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Re: DIY Grindbase? What to use....

Postby Hollow » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:56 pm

UHWM-PE sheets (Durasurf) is the best material available.

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Re: DIY Grindbase? What to use....

Postby TheJoe » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:39 am

Has any one tried a spray on bed liner as a grind base? I'm about to try and make my own boards and got the idea to try this stuff.

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Re: DIY Grindbase? What to use....

Postby BWD » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:48 am

Might be cool if you could get it smooth instead of rough like in the truck beds....

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Re: DIY Grindbase? What to use....

Postby tkettlepoint » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:29 am

you could get the bed liner smooth if you put it on then put 6mm poly over it and rub it out. let it dry and then peel the poly off.

It will weigh a ton with bed liner on it though. Dura surf is great too but heavy too.
their is no perfect bottom for rails sooner or later it all wear through

Just my 2 cents
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Re: DIY Grindbase? What to use....

Postby revhed » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:59 am

epoxy + kevlar , several layers
but will wear out
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Re: DIY Grindbase? What to use....

Postby rynhardt » Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:04 am

I'm with Hollow.. HDPE sheet


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