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sheepstealer 12-13-2012 10:14 AM

should I epoxy? (pics)
 
One of my athletes clipped the nose of my board last weekend. Didn't think much of it until I really took a hard look at it last night...it's not deep and I don't think it punctured to the core but any tips for repairing this?

I was told to just drip some p-tex in there but from what I'm reading I'm thinking some epoxy would work better? I've never used epoxy before but I'm a do-it-yourself-er so not too worried...again...any tips?

I'm thinking I'll shave down/off that little piece of protruding top sheet...

Thanks. (Picture quality isn't the best, I know. Will try to get better shots tonight).

http://i.imgur.com/dD5ss.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/IOIIi.jpg

Lamps 12-13-2012 10:31 AM

I'd buy some of that 2 part epoxy in the side by side tubes, mix up a little batch and then gunk it in the hole under that little piece that's sticking up. After that I'd clamp it down flat some a little piece of wood or flexible plastic to hold the little piece down while it sets.

If that holds then you're good to go, if not then I'd cut that little guy away and paint with epoxy to keep moisture out.

sixpoint 12-13-2012 10:43 AM

Agreed ^ p-tex is not designed to fully seal & prevent moisture from wicking in an edge. A high quality 2 part epoxy has worked best for me. I apply more than needed and trim then sand the area smooth after it has cured.

sheepstealer 12-13-2012 10:50 AM

Any recommendations for a brand? Would "marine" epoxy be good?

I wouldn't need to buy "clamps" would I? Could I just set a heavy book on top of that piece sticking up and let it sit overnight?

Headed to Home De-bro after work...

thanks guys

sheepstealer 12-13-2012 10:58 AM

Would this stuff be good? :

0.85 fl. oz. Marine Epoxy-1405604 at The Home Depot

sixpoint 12-13-2012 11:07 AM

The Loctite brand is good but it isnt necessary to buy the stuff that bonds wet surfaces. Make sure the area is dry using a hair dryer and have at it. You can handle it.

sheepstealer 12-13-2012 11:34 AM

Right on. Thanks.

Lamps 12-13-2012 12:45 PM

0.47 fl. oz. Five Minute Instant Mix Epoxy-1365868 at The Home Depot

This stuff is what I'd get, saves you 10 bucks.

GnarlyBro 12-16-2012 09:43 AM

Wont be worth your time to fix it

walove 12-16-2012 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lamps (Post 551791)
0.47 fl. oz. Five Minute Instant Mix Epoxy-1365868 at The Home Depot

This stuff is what I'd get, saves you 10 bucks.

dont get 5 min epoxy, its super brittle. Look from something that takes 24 hours to cure, even better get some west systems gflex its the best for snowboard repairs.


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