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Re:How to fix a ding - 2010/07/04 06:37 but if you think it will that would be cool. I appreciate any advise btw. Thank so much.
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Re:How to fix a ding - 2010/07/04 07:01 Oh.Then U might need to fill it in with resin let it cure and then cover it with cloth and resin and let it cure again.
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Re:How to fix a ding - 2010/07/04 09:14 Okay since you have exposed and missing foam here is what I would recommend...

1- pick up the $14-$20 uv cure kit that includes Q-Cell, Glass, UV Cure, and an acid brush from your local shop

2- get a piece of saran wrap big enough to cover the ding plus three inches all sides

3- tape the saran wrap below the ding and have tape ready to tape the top and sides

4- mix q-cell and resin in a paper cup (a little bit will go a long way), when you have the consistency of pre school paste use a tong depressor to spoon the paste into the hole/ding

5- pull the saran wrap tight and tape off (this is a good time to make sure everything is smooth to reduce sanding later) then expose to sunlight for about 15 to 20 minutes

6- lightly sand the ding and surrounding two inches so that they are all about the same (you should feel kinda smooth transitions)

7- measure out two inches around your ding and cut your glass, then using your acid brush lightly apply some UV cure resin, then place the glass over the ding and resin, apply a thin coat of resin over the glass plus about 1/2 an inch beyond the glass. Expose to the sun for about 15 to 20 minutes.

8- lightly sand glass and resin with a 200 grit and then wipe off with a moist cotton cloth

9- using your acid brush apply a thin (more than light but not heavy) coat of resin and expose to sun.

You can repeat steps 8 and 9 about three times using a finer sand paper as you go until you are comfortable, I will usually go about three to four times depending on the size of the repair and finish with a 900 grit wet sanding followed by a soft cloth buff for that like new finish. If you have a pigmented board you can add pigment to the q-cell to try and match so the ding is not as obvious. I hope this helps and happy surfing! Let me know if you need anything else.

Aloha!
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Re:How to fix a ding - 2010/07/04 16:52 Wow thanks a bunch sweetie you rock!!
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Re:How to fix a ding - 2010/07/05 05:17 Sorry forgot u haven't done this before. Waterman's detailed version is good. Just remember to do the prep work and resin indoors first before u take it outside to cure.
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Re:How to fix a ding - 2010/07/07 12:53 Thank you so much for all of your advice. It didn't turn out perfect I'm sure but I think for a first time job it turned out pretty good. And it's all thanks to all of your advice thank you so much for you help.


Big hugs and kisses
Autumn

Post edited by: littlepinkwave, at: 2010/07/07 13:00
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