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Board skins

Postby rynhardt » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:57 pm

We've recently moved to making the outer layers of the board separately. It's basically a few layers of glass and graphics, infused on glass.
The net result is a cosmetically perfect skin on the outside and a peelply surface on the inside, ready for bonding.
The main advantage, apart from the cosmetics, is that if there is a fu*kup, you only throw away the skin and not the whole board.
Finished an alutex and carbon skin this week, which turned out very nicely..
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Re: Board skins

Postby faklord » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:08 pm

What sort of boards do you use these on?
I wouldn't imagine you could wrap the skin round the compound curves of the rails of a typical directional?

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Re: Board skins

Postby rynhardt » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:17 pm

Twin-Tips only. Any slight curvature we have is sorted out by the vacuum.

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Re: Board skins

Postby Blackrat » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:33 am

Nice , is it done yet ;-)

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Re: Board skins

Postby rynhardt » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:41 am

Haha.. I wish.. we only get around to this every other weekend..

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Re: Board skins

Postby fluidity » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:39 am

In my early experimenting I'm sacrificing the weight of a not removed layer of infusion mesh within the underside of the board so I can get a cure against the polished mould. For the top side at the moment I'm considering options, I'm looking at moving to a smaller mesh grid size because my current grid size is faster infusing than I need. Some of the fly screen materials look promising.
It would also be interesting to try some low hardness polyurethane resin over grab areas of the board for better grip.


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