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Old 03-11-2012, 03:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My son got a board from his uncle that had a good chunk of the ptex bottom missing. He ripped the rest of the PTex off the board and now wants to put a new base of PTex on. We bought a big sheet to put on the bottom. Any ideas on how to best put the PTex on the board (snowboard shop said it wouldn't be worth the cost for them to do it).
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Its best to just buy a new board. I can see a whole slurry of issues with trying to do this yourself, which is why the shop probably said hell no.
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It can be done but its going to be a bit of reverse engineering. Usually the base is cut to shape and the edges are glued to the base. I am assuming you still have the edges attached to the board, you will need to cut the sheet so that it fits inside the edges as best you can. Scrape off any high points in the old resin, mix up a batch of resin and put your new base material in, hopefully it has been flame treated or it wont stick. Vacuum bagging is going to be your best bet as setting up a press isnt exactly cheap. Once the resin has cured remove it from the vaccuum bag scrape off all the excess resin that has squeezed out, take it to a shop for a base grind, wax it and you are done.

It makes buying a new board look pretty attractive doesn't it.
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He ripped the rest out?? That would be an assload of work. It sounds like your kid wants a new board rather than a hand-me-down and came up with this scheme to get a new one. Or at least try to. Maybe, maybe not, that's an awful clever idea.
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You should've just done a base weld and replaced the missing chunk.

This board is fucked. It's garbage. Over. Done.
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Thanks, believe it or not he got it when he was really young and just thinks the board is really cool and wants to be able to use it. Sounds like it probably won't work, but we'll give it a go and then probably just buy one instead.
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there is probably a consignor store in your town with a board sitting there for $50
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Thanks, believe it or not he got it when he was really young and just thinks the board is really cool and wants to be able to use it. Sounds like it probably won't work, but we'll give it a go and then probably just buy one instead.
Yep, if he thinks it's really cool, hang it on the wall in his bedroom. Time to buy a new board.
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Mount it up on the wall. I'm sure it'll look cool in his room. It's a good time of the year to buy a new board anyway.
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