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Re: Peel-ply finish

Postby TomW » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:06 am

I've only done one board this way. I degassed the resin, poured it on, diagonally brushed it out and then laid peel ply down, using squeegee to get it even.
Important to have no wrinkles/folds in peelply. It works great. Light, cheap and let's the deck show!
But I have noticed that my wetsuit boot soles are wearing out fast.

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Re: Peel-ply finish

Postby jaros » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:20 am

Glice227 wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:32 pm
I have had good results on CF with a flat surface as follows: iron the peel ply so it is completely wrinkle free; mask the board around the perimeter of the grippy area; place the peel ply over the area; apply epoxy over the top of the peel ply and ensure it is completely wetted and there are no bubbles, the peel ply should be transparent; if there are any stubborn bubbles you can wait for the epoxy to gel a bit, then flatten it out.
And you did that without vacuum? Thanks!

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Re: Peel-ply finish

Postby jaros » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:22 am

TomW wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:06 am
I've only done one board this way. I degassed the resin, poured it on, diagonally brushed it out and then laid peel ply down, using squeegee to get it even.
Important to have no wrinkles/folds in peelply. It works great. Light, cheap and let's the deck show!
But I have noticed that my wetsuit boot soles are wearing out fast.
Same question - with or without vacuum? Thanks!

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Re: Peel-ply finish

Postby Kevin Brooker » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:26 pm

Drafting velum leaves a mirror finish. It doesn’t conform well to compound curves.

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Re: Peel-ply finish

Postby TomW » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:33 pm

jaros wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:22 am
TomW wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:06 am
I've only done one board this way. I degassed the resin, poured it on, diagonally brushed it out and then laid peel ply down, using squeegee to get it even.
Important to have no wrinkles/folds in peelply. It works great. Light, cheap and let's the deck show!
But I have noticed that my wetsuit boot soles are wearing out fast.
Same question - with or without vacuum? Thanks!
No vacuum.

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Re: Peel-ply finish

Postby Glice227 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:59 am

No vacuum, also be sure your masking tape edge is very flat.


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