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Old 01-01-2009, 09:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Top Sheet Chip/Scratch?

Hey guys, my newish (3rd time out) '08 Burton Custom Andy Warhol seems to have a chip on the backend of the board, on the right side. The topsheet seems to have come off, and it looks like I can see a little bit of wood showing. How do I take care of this?
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just bumping in case anyone has some repair advice.
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I covered mine up with stickers :|
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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sell it on craigslist and get a new one if you can see wood thats bad it will start soaking up water and the delam process will start shortly.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't see wood.
but why dont you just take it to your local ski shop and see what they have to say.
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:21 AM   #6 (permalink)
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My topsheet was peeling off a bit after hitting a rock. My shop worked a miracle and made it look great, used a marine grade epoxy.
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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A real shop can fix that if the damage is as you described. Core-shot repairs involve drying out the wood with heat and building up the layers in the gouge again, but a pro can do it, and do it well.

If you've got serious edge deformation (you look fine, but the picture's fuzzy)... that's a bit more terminal.

As for surface scratches in the topsheet, get used to it, it's the nature of the beast. They won't be the last, not by a long shot. Think of them as badges of honor, like notches in a gun hilt... that helps ease the pain of watching your new baby get beat up at school.

Another hint: If you've got a laquered toplayer on that board (common on Burtons when I rode them a few years ago, don't know what they put on there now), don't go around stomping it to clean it off in the cold, you can easily crack that top clear-coat. While this won't do anything to hurt performance, the cracks are very obvious.

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