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Re: How can I repair a waveboard that was run-over by a car?

Postby kite_hh » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:29 pm

handy wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:15 pm
that resin will work fine, perfect would be a slightly foaming resin. The plywood is only to keep the bottom nicely leveled. just tape the area where you don't want to have any resin, and put some plastic between the board and the plywood. resin that comes out of the cracks and the paint is no problem as you have to sand down the whole area before reglasing it anyway.
Ok. That makes a lot more sense to me. Thanks. :thumb:

I am currently thinking of buying some level wood for the bottom and maybe something softer (hard styrofoam?) for the top and then clamp those two together to apply pressure (after filling the cracks with resin) from top and bottom. Would that work?

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Re: How can I repair a waveboard that was run-over by a car?

Postby handy » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:37 pm

sound like a good plan to me.

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Re: How can I repair a waveboard that was run-over by a car?

Postby kite_hh » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:47 pm

I will probably be left with one dent in the bottom, which, due to gravity will not fill. I guess I can fix that in a second step? Do you think power sanding is necessary, because sanding it manually will take forever (I don't have a power sander)?

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Re: How can I repair a waveboard that was run-over by a car?

Postby handy » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:55 pm

as you said, without a power sander, it will take you ages. After glassing the tail you need to apply a filler coat that should fill up your dents, sand again and spray paint it.

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Re: How can I repair a waveboard that was run-over by a car?

Postby kite_hh » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:03 pm

OK. I will ask around for a power sander.

As for progress, I started by filling in the cracks and have now clamped everything together. I will give it a good 24 hours before I dare to loosen those clamps. Can't wait to see if this already brings some success.

After that I will start on the sanding part. Not really looking forward to that... :-?

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Re: How can I repair a waveboard that was run-over by a car?

Postby kite_hh » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:17 pm

Btw. Slingshot answered and indeed the hole in the black stripe behind the tailpad is for another footstrap (as @handy had already suggested). I haven't seen that before, so I learned something new. :-)

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Re: How can I repair a waveboard that was run-over by a car?

Postby longwhitecloud » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:10 am

you could try the clamping idea, wax up your wood! i though it looked pretty warped for that.

a pro ding repairer would chop it out so they didnt have to deal with too much extra weight and so they knew there would be no warping in the tail. you could use foaming gorilla grip or a can of pu foam.. dont use much expands soooo much.. or some filler mixed with epoxy ( dont add filler until epoxy mixed!).

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Re: How can I repair a waveboard that was run-over by a car?

Postby kite_hh » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:45 am

I tried the clamping. This is what it currently looks like.
I used some peel ply and plastic to not have it get stuck to the wood.
In a few hours I will open those clamps and find out if it worked. :D
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Re: How can I repair a waveboard that was run-over by a car?

Postby longwhitecloud » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:28 am

cool, leave it overnight

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Re: How can I repair a waveboard that was run-over by a car?

Postby kite_hh » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:45 pm

OK. The resin in the mixing cup seemed cured and time was almost up anyway.

So here is the result.

It seems ok a first glance. I don't have anything to judge by, but the clamping seems to have worked.

Bottom part is most important, since this is where I am surfing on.

Bottom is level. Yes! Look at the reflections. The non glossy part is due to the peel ply. It seems the resin has filled all dips, even the one I was worried about earlier.

On the side there is one crack that hasn't kept the resin that I put in. I will need to redo that, but now it just seems like fixing a hole, so that is easy.

The top part is messy. I didn't worry about that too much, because I was going to sand it anyways. But now I feel I should have. ;-)

How do you think it went?

Should I still sand and glass the top part? Or just sand it and do one layer to be safe? Do I need to sand and glass the bottom at all?
It looks so good!

Thanks for your help!
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