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Rome Board Base Material?

Hey guys,

So I have a Rome Mod Rocker 2012 that I recently bought. I rode it through the trees one weekend and ate a pretty sick gouge. I brought it into a shop for a base weld and left it at that. About a week later I come to pick it up, and notice some funky stuff on the base. The guy there explained that while they were in the process of welding the piece on, part of the base started melting off?? Indeed, it looked like there were signs of burns/melting around the base weld area. He said they're going to contact Rome and see what's going on. A few days later, I call back and they said they called the company, but they were being uncooperative, pushing the blame to them and not giving much information on what their base materials are made of.

The shop said they fixed it up the best they could, told me to take it out, and see how it rides. If I'm dissatisfied they'll do what they can to help me out (they didn't specify, but I'm talking to the owner later today when I pick it up).

According to the guy who did the base weld, he said he used the same process and same temperatures as he's always had and it was the first time he ever saw that happen. He pointed out that the piece of base that he welded on was perfectly fine. I had brought in another board two years ago and that went smoothly. My question is, has anyone else ever experienced something similar where the base starts "melting" during a base weld process?
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