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Re:HELP ME FIX MY BOARD! PLEASE!!! - 2009/07/08 13:46 Hey Jimmy, sorry bout your board man. Im new to shaping, but not new to ding repair, haha. That vid shows a nasty one, I would suggest you take it to a local shaper at a local surf shop if you have one near you, that way you can at least get some one on one help with the technique of fixing it. check out www.greenlightsurfsupply.com and fire off a question to them to see if they have some material that may be good to help/ is good for the environment. Its always a scary task fixing dings, i hate sanding and i hate doing things to my board other than shredding it, haha. Hope you get it fixed up soon so you can get out there bud!
Peace
J
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Re:HELP ME FIX MY BOARD! PLEASE!!! - 2009/07/08 14:00 It depends. Is the hole where the old fin was? Part of the new fin goes in the hole.Make sure it is level, may need some sanding.Also make sure the angle of the fin placement is straight.Holes can uually be filled with resin and hardner and if it is real deep you can cut a piece of foam to fit the hole and cover it with cloth and resin mixed with hardner.Another option to this whole thing is to buy a fin box and set that in the hole and secure it in and buy a fin that fits the box.In that case the other fins would have to match up.Is the old fin broke?
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Re:HELP ME FIX MY BOARD! PLEASE!!! - 2009/07/08 14:00 It depends. Is the hole where the old fin was? Part of the new fin goes in the hole.Make sure it is level, may need some sanding.Also make sure the angle of the fin placement is straight.Holes can uually be filled with resin and hardner and if it is real deep you can cut a piece of foam to fit the hole and cover it with cloth and resin mixed with hardner.Another option to this whole thing is to buy a fin box and set that in the hole and secure it in and buy a fin that fits the box.In that case the other fins would have to match up.Is the old fin broke?
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Re:HELP ME FIX MY BOARD! PLEASE!!! - 2009/07/08 14:54 (this is a reply to hanginten24)
well see thats the thing i would take it in but i don't really have lot of extra cash right now, but lucky for me I did invest in a new board a while back . Fixing this board is more of a hobby right now but i would like to get it out in the water again someday!
I checked greenlight and i found some interesting stuff for making your own board (a lil spendy but it looks like it worth it!) i might try that sometime in the future. But as for just small portions of filler to replace the foam i didnt see for sale.

Post edited by: GMC_Jimmy, at: 2009/07/08 14:56
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Re:HELP ME FIX MY BOARD! PLEASE!!! - 2009/07/08 14:59 (this is a reply to Surfdog60)
Yep the hole is where the fin used to be and i do still have the fin (which is in good condition still). The hole is very deep so as for filling it with some foam, what kind of foam and where do they sell it?
I thought about putting in a box but the fin on the other side is fine and it doesnt have a box.

Post edited by: GMC_Jimmy, at: 2009/07/08 15:01
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Re:HELP ME FIX MY BOARD! PLEASE!!! - 2009/07/08 16:37 Hey Jimmy, you can add Q-cel or Aerocil powder to the resin for the hole where the fin used to be. Make sure you add a little wax to it so it will sand. Your also gonna hafta put a layer of cloth over it as well before you put the fin on.
- Then tack your fin up
- Cut out a fin pattern to use for the cloth (bigger than the fin so it overlaps)
-use a layer of 4oz and a layer of 6oz cloth cut to the pattern for each side
-Get some fin rope or pull some from boat mat cloth
-put a few layers of wax paper om the board and put your fin patterns on the wax paper
-Make sure you put one 4oz and a 6oz lying on top of each other into two separate piles(one for each side of the fin.
-tie a knot on one side of the fin rope so you want have loose strands everywhere
-Get yourself some sharp scissors, gloves, squeegee, acetone and a utility knife(sharp)
-Being a beginner try and use solar resin if can, if not dont set it off to hot
-The cloth and fin rope should be on the wax paper (on the board) pour the resin on and saturate everything, wet out the cloth with the squeegee, dont leave a lot of resin on the cloth.
-Squeeze out the excess resin out of the fin rope and lay it on the base of the fin, cut the fin rope with scissors, and lay the remaining length on the other side.
-lift up the fin patterns off the wax paper and slap them up on the fin, work out the bubbles and make sure the fin rope doesnt slide down, and pinch the ends of the fin rope.
-Make sure that the overlapping fin layups are touchin together like a sandwich
-after it gels, and doesnt get to hard, trim off the excess cloth with the utility knife. then hotcoat it (resin with wax) let that go off and then sand it
-Toss the waxpaper in the garbage, clean off your scissors and squeegee with the acetone.
Remember, the cleaner you can do it the less sanding you'll have to do. the sloppier the harder it is to sand.
Aloha,
Kewalos
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