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Foil Board rail protection

Postby Obe_1 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:53 pm

Does anyone have any practical experience using a rail protection tape on a foam core hydrofoil board?
I see many of the SUP boards have this put on.
Just wondering how well it holds up on a hydrofoil board and if the slick clear or padded tapes work better.
I have seen some users using gorilla tape, but would prefer not to use that as I have a silver colored board.
The LaVentana beaches are more of a medium coral/gravel than sand and can scratch up a board easily.

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Re: Foil Board rail protection

Postby Mitaka » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:52 pm

I use clear polyurethane tape. Holds great for more than 2 years and does great job in protecting my rails.

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Re: Foil Board rail protection

Postby Obe_1 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:28 am

Mitaka wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:52 pm
I use clear polyurethane tape. Holds great for more than 2 years and does great job in protecting my rails.
Many Thanks. I found some polyurethane Helicopter tape that should work well. It should be able to hold up. Looks like some of the bike frame high Impact protective tapes may work also.
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Re: Foil Board rail protection

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Re: Foil Board rail protection

Postby Mitaka » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:11 am

I am buying car bumper protection film (designed to protect from stone chips and scratches), 60 cm wide, cut to the desired length in the shop. It is much cheaper than the offered tapes (same material) and it is easier to be cut to the desired width (2-3 cm for thin foil boards or 5-6 cm for thicker ones). Very easy to apply. I have the same film on my SUP board holding for more than 5 years.

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Re: Foil Board rail protection

Postby scottnorby » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:04 pm

Spacestick Foil boards (made by Cush surfboards) has a protective skin over the entire board.
And the rails are coated in Urethane---liquid Skateboard wheels, basically......tough stuff
(fyi--Most have foil tracks----this one has inserts to mount the foil)

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Re: Foil Board rail protection

Postby slowboat » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:20 pm

Mitaka wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:11 am
I am buying car bumper protection film (designed to protect from stone chips and scratches), 60 cm wide, cut to the desired length in the shop. It is much cheaper than the offered tapes (same material) and it is easier to be cut to the desired width (2-3 cm for thin foil boards or 5-6 cm for thicker ones). Very easy to apply. I have the same film on my SUP board holding for more than 5 years.
How did you apply this? Surprised it says on a surfboard

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Re: Foil Board rail protection

Postby Huib » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:05 pm

Interesting topic. I have a lot of problems with protecting my Alpinefoil board VR5. The paint of the Alpine is very fragile and I have tried various types of tape. Nothing seems to help.
These are photos of some damages after 6 months of use.
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Re: Foil Board rail protection

Postby nothing2seehere » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:29 pm

That looks like you have fibre glass tape like they use on cricket bats on there. I would have expected that to have worked. Interesting!

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Re: Foil Board rail protection

Postby Huib » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:43 pm

nothing2seehere wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:29 pm
That looks like you have fibre glass tape like they use on cricket bats on there. I would have expected that to have worked. Interesting!
Yes is fibre glass tape from Tesa.
I always wear the Majestic X slider rope trapeze and no helmet. Still a lot of damage.
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