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Re: My first Alaia

Postby downunder » Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:51 am

Did you seal your wood before glassing?

The FG looks dry coz probably risen onto the surface. Not sure if u used a vac but the idea with it is to hold a FG as close to surface as possible. Tell us how did you glass and we might know more...

The way to salvage this might be to strip the fg off if possible. If epoxy still not 100% cured. Did that once or twice, improved a process after, finished great.

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Alaia Repairs

Postby PugetSoundKiter » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:52 pm

Cool project :thumb:

My Naish Alaia glass is worn to the mat in places (dark blue arrow examples) and corners are chipped out (light blue arrows). I made a foam pipe wrap (wrapped in tape) protector to prevent future transport corners/edges/tip damage (bottom picture).
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Looking for tips on what to use to fill & seal the chipped corners, and what to use to resurface the board before the exposed mat wears away?

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Re: Alaia Repairs

Postby RalfsB » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:52 am

PugetSoundKiter wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:52 pm
My Naish Alaia glass is worn to the mat in places (dark blue arrow examples) and corners are chipped out (light blue arrows). I made a foam pipe wrap (wrapped in tape) protector to prevent future transport corners/edges/tip damage (bottom picture).

Looking for tips on what to use to fill & seal the chipped corners, and what to use to resurface the board before the exposed mat wears away?
To restore a board like this I would clean off all the wax (if there is any), clean the board with acetone, then cover both sides with a layer of epoxy (like, using a paint roller), then sand it smooth. Regarding the corners, the simplest is to file or sand them round before covering with epoxy. They can also be rebuilt, for that I would get a wood dust (e.g. what remains from sanding), mix it with epoxy so that I get a thick paste, put it on corners, then put some thick paper along the top and bottom of the board around corners so that the paste is held in place; I like using the polyethylene-coated paper from milk cartoons because it does not stick to epoxy. After epoxy hardens, the corners can be sanded to the right shape.

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Re: My first Alaia

Postby PugetSoundKiter » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:23 pm

Thanks RalfsB,
Looks like this epoxy laminating resin should do the trick.
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