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Laminate peeling/bubble. How to fix.

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I have some laminate that is peeling. It has some parts that have bubbled a little. Do I need to remove the laminate that is peeling with a razor blade and use epoxy to go over it? Should I remove all the white part? I am not sure what the surface might look like after the epoxy is put on top. Do I need to lightly sand/buff so it comes out clear?

The peeling is probably due to the board being left in the garage over several summers. It's an older board.

Thanks
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I have some laminate that is peeling. It has some parts that have bubbled a little. Do I need to remove the laminate that is peeling with a razor blade and use epoxy to go over it? Should I remove all the white part? I am not sure what the surface might look like after the epoxy is put on top. Do I need to lightly sand/buff so it comes out clear?

The peeling is probably due to the board being left in the garage over several summers. It's an older board.

Thanks
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Thats the UV topsheet, it's not a fix, it's a this board is ancient and it's days of looking good are gone. It's also not terribly important outside of cosmetic as it doesn't provide functionality, but it will peel the entire top of the board away. Time to upgrade to something made within the last 20 years. Same goes for the bindings cause yikes are those a hazard.
 

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Thats the UV topsheet, it's not a fix, it's a this board is ancient and it's days of looking good are gone. It's also not terribly important outside of cosmetic as it doesn't provide functionality, but it will peel the entire top of the board away. Time to upgrade to something made within the last 20 years. Same goes for the bindings cause yikes are those a hazard.
Yeah, its old school. I mainly ski but wanted to get the snowboard out. My kids are still on the beginning runs so I wanted to switch between the two during the day to make it more interesting. Should I just let it chip away on its own or should I use a razor blade and cut out the part that is raised? I didn't know the bindings were a hazard. I thought as long as they hold my feet I am good. Thanks.
 

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Yeah, its old school. I mainly ski but wanted to get the snowboard out. My kids are still on the beginning runs so I wanted to switch between the two during the day to make it more interesting. Should I just let it chip away on its own or should I use a razor blade and cut out the part that is raised? I didn't know the bindings were a hazard. I thought as long as they hold my feet I am good. Thanks.
If it's dangerous ie sharp edges, cut it out with a blade. This looks like a vintage board with capped construction.
 

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Thats the UV topsheet, it's not a fix, it's a this board is ancient and it's days of looking good are gone. It's also not terribly important outside of cosmetic as it doesn't provide functionality, but it will peel the entire top of the board away. Time to upgrade to something made within the last 20 years. Same goes for the bindings cause yikes are those a hazard.
Yep...., the bag looks like the most expensive item in the kit.
 

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Yeah, its old school. I mainly ski but wanted to get the snowboard out. My kids are still on the beginning runs so I wanted to switch between the two during the day to make it more interesting. Should I just let it chip away on its own or should I use a razor blade and cut out the part that is raised? I didn't know the bindings were a hazard. I thought as long as they hold my feet I am good. Thanks.
As long as they hold your feet is the issue. Those bindings are ancient, ancient plastic breaks, then suddenly they're not holding your feet and you have a problem.

As for the sheet, just leave it, it's going to just peel more as you try and cut it off.
 

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I use stickers over that type of damage. I agree on not using the ancient bindings.
If I heat up the surface would the UV topcoat soften. I could then push it down and put a sticker over it.

So the issue with the binding is that the plastic might break. It seems like it can handle the bunny slopes though which is where I would use it since I need to watch might kids on the slopes.
 

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If I heat up the surface would the UV topcoat soften. I could then push it down and put a sticker over it.

So the issue with the binding is that the plastic might break. It seems like it can handle the bunny slopes though which is where I would use it since I need to watch might kids on the slopes.
I’ve had bindings like that break in the lift line. Plastic has a shelf life and once it gets old and brittle, doesn’t take much for them to pop.
 

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If I heat up the surface would the UV topcoat soften. I could then push it down and put a sticker over it.

So the issue with the binding is that the plastic might break. It seems like it can handle the bunny slopes though which is where I would use it since I need to watch might kids on the slopes.
Heat is bad for wood + resin. Have a look at this board. The original owner applied heat to those bubbles and this is the result. Your best bet is to apply some marine or flexible epoxy then sticker over.

Your board has cosmetic issues. Your bindings could have safety issues if the plastics are brittle.

 

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I'll just cut the raised part since it is pretty hard and could cut into something, put a sticker on afterwards, and use it on the magic carpet run to test it out. Can I find newer bindings that would fit this board?
 
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