First ding repair?

Proudfoot

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Thanks again. Followed fiberglass Hawaii and it’ll be good to go for the Hawaii trip Thursday.

Removed old glass and filled, then laminated with 2 x 4oz cloth pieces and now the hot coat is curing. I’ll sand it flush and polish. Hoping it blends right in smoothly!

Color is slightly off as I used the blue resin instead of clear that gave it a different tone with the fill - being so thick I guess
Impressive!
 

Curlz

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Wow! You did a really nice job, especially for your first repair. Honestly, I couldn't even really tell where it was in those final pics.


^ I saw a board a while back that had all the repairs done like that. Some kind of wildly different color, but usually something complementary. It looked awesome! It reminded me of a passport -- no one wants a brand new, blank passport... you want a passport filled with tons of stamps from exotic places with interesting stories behind them.
Thanks man! I’m stoked. Just finished polishing it and really pleased with it.

Now no lines from the tape!
 

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NateB

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Started sanding at some really bad repairs I have been neglecting since I picked up this Phillips beater. Total shit show whoever did this last repair job.
 

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NateB

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Created some tape pockets and filled them with q cell. I find it easiest to fill these and pull the tape when it starts to kick. After there’s some structure I trim away the fat with a knife
 

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NateB

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Trimmed up and tried my best to match the filler with the rail
 

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NateB

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Some spots laminated, others not yet. I’ll keep posing progress
 

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Curlz

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Right on!

I was actually about to start another thread getting opinions but will just keep this one going!

I just picked up a Hilbers Scorpion that needs some attention. Mainly on the rails. A few shallow dings, a few spider cracks, some exposed weave, 2 heel cracked circles etc… nose and tail need a bit as well

So my question is:

Just repair all the tiny dings OR sand the entire board lightly (150 grit), apply cloth to open areas and then apply a very thin epoxy layer.

The only thing driving me towards the sand approach is most of the rails will need some resin.

I’ll get some pics posted but any initial thoughts?

Thx
 




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