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Topic Title: epoxy repair
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Created On: 10/12/2017 05:31 PM
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 10/12/2017 05:31 PM
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bigdave

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jb weld or jb weld. ?? i got a new board thats epoxy.the coda. its an epoxy board. the 2 dings are about 4 inches long on the nose. should i hit it with jb weld or epoxy with cloth. 

 10/12/2017 05:59 PM
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IamSAW

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pics? need more detail, but please don't use JB weld on a new board, unless you are stuck on a deserted island and it's either that or coconut husks dipped in tree bark sap. There are suncure epoxy kits out there with everything you need. Or there are several very capable people in the area either on this forum or referenced in gadzillion previous topics on this subject that will fix it fast and make it look brand new.
 10/12/2017 06:33 PM
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bigdave

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its a new but  used board

 10/13/2017 05:08 AM
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Sector9surf

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I'm not a repair pro, but the hard thing with EPS is that the foam either melts or has so much air in it, that if you try a Suncure type product, the air expands in the sun and leaves bubble holes in the repair.

My experience has been that if you have a hole, and try to fill it up with anything besides a putty (even epoxy resin) it heats up, melts it, and leaves a bigger hole. I have had ideas such as lowering the temperature with a fan or by putting the resin in the fridge/ freezer first to slow it way down as I understand that epoxy won't kick at all under a certain temp.

However, I think what most repair guys do with EPS is actually cut out the area of the repair and replace with new foam, reshape, and then reglass once there's a smooth surface. (I've also always wondered why not just fill it with spackling, as they use that to seal the foam before glassing anyways, and then glass over?)

 

Either way, no EPS repair is usually easy. What I have gone to and learned is inexpensive, quick, and easy is the Epoxy Putty's which I believe you're referring to. (You can always sand it flush and then glass over it also. It's just it ends up being a very noticeable white patch)

So for the short answer, JB Weld or waterweld Epoxy putty seems to work.

 10/13/2017 05:38 AM
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Plan B

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Get some epoxy and fix it correctly



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 10/13/2017 07:40 AM
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bigdave

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im gunna hit it with the jb weld and sand it down and paint the patches white. i bought it for 60 bucks. the dude ran it over with is car checking out some chick and 2 of the 3 fins are boke off  below the fin box. and are stuck in the box. gotta get them out too. its a 7. 2. 

 10/13/2017 07:41 AM
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bigdave

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some peoples trash is others treasure. yeehaww 

 10/13/2017 01:37 PM
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RioSirju

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Futures or FCS? drill into the fin with a small bit and lever up the fin

 10/14/2017 09:11 AM
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Sector9surf

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Maybe insert a small screw in your drilled hole and then youll have something to pull up on.

 10/16/2017 02:15 PM
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