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Topic Title: Board "Sweating" days after session
Topic Summary: Does your board sweat
Created On: 05/08/2018 10:40 AM
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 05/08/2018 10:40 AM
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long_flaco1

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Question for my 2nd light Familia.

So I've noticed that both my longboard and my shortboard even days after a session seem to show like condensation, kinda like the board is "Sweating" out salt water.

I don't have any open dings on either board (all water tight) and I've checked to see whether or not it is actually condensation building up in my garage from like morning due or something but nothing else in the garage seems to be showing the same thing.

I recently saw a dude in a video dry his board off after rinsing it with tap water after his session (do most peeps do this?), and I did so as well this past Sunday after surfing, but low and behold, I went to move my board this morning and again that same like (not dripping, but slight wetness like beads of water as if it is sweat coming from a persons pores) salt water DUE is on it..

Just wondering If anyone else has had this happen\if it is normal, or if it means that my boards are NOT as water tight as I thought they were.

Thanks in advanced 2ndlighters.

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 05/08/2018 10:54 AM
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Plan B

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Well, salt does absorb / hold water so if it's in a humid environment I can see that happening

Hell no, I'm not drying my boards off.....  rare enough they ever see freshwater



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 05/08/2018 10:59 AM
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StirfryMcflurry

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     A board in fresh water is safe, but that's not what boards are built for. ...



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 05/08/2018 11:32 AM
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daner

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I've seen that happen but only occaisionally. Think has to do with particular temperature and humidity conditions.

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 05/08/2018 11:57 AM
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Skunkape

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My tail bumps started sweating saltwater. Resin and sandpaper did the trick.

 05/08/2018 01:20 PM
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Cole

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Originally posted by: daner

I've seen that happen but only occaisionally. Think has to do with particular temperature and humidity conditions.


I agree. I think the humidity reacts with the dried salt and you get the moisture. There are days when my garage floor is soaked from changing humidity too.



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 05/09/2018 05:38 AM
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tom

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Sanded finish or gloss?

I've noticed this on a sanded finish board and someone told me

it's due to pores in the laminate / hot coat

and gloss would seal it up.

I have no idea if this is correct or not.  

Plenty shapers on here who could chime in.  



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 05/09/2018 05:46 PM
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surfsail

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Hate to say this but the glass job may be light on resin (locally). 

My first (poly) board had this problem - the board was heavier after each session and lost a bit of weight after it 'sweated' it out. 

If it was typical styrofoam core, it would be a much larger weight issue (unless it's 'closed cell' styro)..

Try literally sucking the surface and see if yiu can get any water (may be a bit nasty tastng).

I ended up stripping and reglassing the deck area that was 'sweating'.. 

Good luck

 05/11/2018 04:21 AM
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dropsolo

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Also, a good pressure dent can create micro holes where water will get in. Give it humidity difference and temperature change and it'll creep out days later.

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