Ding repair advice - epoxy

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  1. longhairhippie

    longhairhippie Active Member

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    A friend dropped off a board for me to repair. It’s actually a board of a friend of his and my friend didn’t know it was epoxy. I’m not too familiar repairing epoxy boards. I’m not even sure it’s open to the foam, it looks cosmetic to me. Is there a good way to test that it’s open? Any instructional videos or tips on doing the repair? Thanks for any input. 7ECBB78C-75A3-491A-9BAD-CD273B3FA394.jpeg
     
  2. dsquare

    dsquare Well-Known Member

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    That looks pretty superficial. I'd sand it up and put some thin epoxy on it, not sure I'd bother with glass cloth unless it was soft or you wanted to reinforce. Maybe a couple layers, sand and paint. Don't use polyester resin or it will eat away at the board. Won't need much epoxy at all.
     
  3. SeniorGrom

    SeniorGrom Well-Known Member

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    I don’t know of a way to test if a ding is open to the foam. I would treat it as if it ‘is’ open. Repair as if it were a PU/PE board by prepping the area, laminate a glass patch (using epoxy), fill coat (epoxy), sand and blend. If you can match the paint, give it a spray and blend in. When in doubt on epoxy repairs, check the master Boardlady.com.
     
  4. SMUKES

    SMUKES Well-Known Member

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    Message Jim Phillips
     
  5. MrChristmas

    MrChristmas Active Member

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    Here's a handy reference for epoxy repairs.
    https://boardlady.com/index.htm
     
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  6. Macilious

    Macilious Well-Known Member

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    my ghetto fix: Sun Cure Epoxy and nail polish.
     
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  7. longhairhippie

    longhairhippie Active Member

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    Thanks for everyone’s help. I put three layers of glass on it and painted white since I didn’t feel like color matching.
     
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