28 Oct 2003 20:07:57
leoleo
epoxy board:final repair report

Hell! at last i've finished it!
Continuing from the last post, i've done the "rail patch", as to
repair the damage done in repairing the previous damage [he!].
This time, the lamination does not come out so fine...having put the
second patch directly above the big one, without any sanding, i found
that small irregularities in the underneath surface act as a trap for
bubbles, that i was unable to squeeze out. As a result, the second
patch has come out not as nice as the first, many bubbles and holes,
especially in the upper surface.
After anothe coating of resin, laid with a large bristle, i proceeded
anyway in sanding it. The first patch surface come out very nice
indeed, but the bubbled zone in the second patch, when sanded,
resulted in many little holes, and regions where the glass fibers
surface out.
Being too lazy for anothe epoxy round, i tried to add anothe coat with
solarez polyester resin...wrong, it does not adhere at all to the
polished epoxy surface...too bad.
I've already proved the sea-worthiness of the board and noted no water
intake, so i continued with the spray painting, wich showed to be a
mess all by itself, epecially because, with this cold climate, the
paint takes forever to dry.
Anyway, the board is now fully repaired and painted, albeit it lose
some of its original "smoothness"...it now renseble some old marine
wood-work, coming from the last century, with layer upon layer of wavy
paint.

In the meantime, i matured the convintion that black boards bring
misfortune. In my last surf sessions i managed to 1)broke the board,
2) the day after, blunting my nose AND tearing my eybrow, 3) in my
sea-worthiness trial i managed to get my fingers squeezed between the
leash band and the board...ouch it bleeded like hell! i've baptised
the board with my blood, hoping that this will satiate her, and not
let her even more blood hungy!

Next week-end, another big swell is coming!Wish me good luck!




29 Oct 2003 05:25:55
Awe F'shore
Re: epoxy board:final repair report

Is your board named Christine?

"leoleo" <iolo100@yahoo.it > wrote in message
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> Hell! at last i've finished it!
> Continuing from the last post, i've done the "rail patch", as to
> repair the damage done in repairing the previous damage [he!].
> This time, the lamination does not come out so fine...having put the
> second patch directly above the big one, without any sanding, i found
> that small irregularities in the underneath surface act as a trap for
> bubbles, that i was unable to squeeze out. As a result, the second
> patch has come out not as nice as the first, many bubbles and holes,
> especially in the upper surface.
> After anothe coating of resin, laid with a large bristle, i proceeded
> anyway in sanding it. The first patch surface come out very nice
> indeed, but the bubbled zone in the second patch, when sanded,
> resulted in many little holes, and regions where the glass fibers
> surface out.
> Being too lazy for anothe epoxy round, i tried to add anothe coat with
> solarez polyester resin...wrong, it does not adhere at all to the
> polished epoxy surface...too bad.
> I've already proved the sea-worthiness of the board and noted no water
> intake, so i continued with the spray painting, wich showed to be a
> mess all by itself, epecially because, with this cold climate, the
> paint takes forever to dry.
> Anyway, the board is now fully repaired and painted, albeit it lose
> some of its original "smoothness"...it now renseble some old marine
> wood-work, coming from the last century, with layer upon layer of wavy
> paint.
>
> In the meantime, i matured the convintion that black boards bring
> misfortune. In my last surf sessions i managed to 1)broke the board,
> 2) the day after, blunting my nose AND tearing my eybrow, 3) in my
> sea-worthiness trial i managed to get my fingers squeezed between the
> leash band and the board...ouch it bleeded like hell! i've baptised
> the board with my blood, hoping that this will satiate her, and not
> let her even more blood hungy!
>
> Next week-end, another big swell is coming!Wish me good luck!
>
>