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by RichR2
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Hot coat hints and tips
Replies: 11
Views: 786

Re: Hot coat hints and tips

It's more involved than that. My entire process: Clean shop, vacuum up everything. Preferably a day before. I vacuum off the board last on that clean up day. Don't turn on your vacuum cleaner the day you do the coat. Keep air still. I put on vinyl gloves. Wipe off board with tack rag, wipe off boar...
by RichR2
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Unhooked foiling
Replies: 33
Views: 1867

Re: Unhooked foiling

by RichR2
Fri May 29, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Hot coat hints and tips
Replies: 11
Views: 786

Re: Hot coat hints and tips

I've just got some, so will give it a go on the next build. How do you de-gas it Tom?
by RichR2
Thu May 28, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Hot coat hints and tips
Replies: 11
Views: 786

Hot coat hints and tips

For years I've used SP115 resin for builds but it is a bit pricey so switched to easy composites EL2. It's fine for laminating but has been a PITA for hot coats. With SP115 I just brushed the board off and perfect finish every time, yet with EL2 it's as if I have a patches wax resist on the board. I...
by RichR2
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Hydrofoil boxwing 3
Replies: 11
Views: 798

Re: Hydrofoil boxwing 3

Truly stunning finish, I love the different weaves you've used and the way you used the interlaced strips of UD. Fantastic craftsmanship. Thanks for sharing.
by RichR2
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket Board foil attachment method
Replies: 27
Views: 1953

Re: Pocket Board foil attachment method

I should have added, I ride exclusively on the sea
by RichR2
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket Board foil attachment method
Replies: 27
Views: 1953

Re: Pocket Board foil attachment method

Down under, after what you said about 304 I panicked and went to remove my straps and check my home builds. This one is two and a half years old. Should I worry?
by RichR2
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket Board foil attachment method
Replies: 27
Views: 1953

Re: Pocket Board foil attachment method

https://snowboardmaterials.com/index.ph ... ng-inserts

Also bought from this place in US years ago when they didnt charge the ridiculously high price they do now for shipping.
by RichR2
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket Board foil attachment method
Replies: 27
Views: 1953

Re: Pocket Board foil attachment method

https://www.boardbuildingsupply.eu/shop ... 8.5mm-x-m6

I'm in the uk, and have not found any suppliers there, so had to get them from EU. I tried ordering some last month but no reply so dont know if they're still trading.
by RichR2
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket Board foil attachment method
Replies: 27
Views: 1953

Re: Pocket Board foil attachment method

Yeah, I usually cut a few notches in the plug to help. Also pass a lighter flame lightly over the ABS, as I once read it helps with adhesion...not sure about the science behind that though.

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