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  • Fiberglass and Resin Surfboard Repair

    hi ,I repair canoes and am wondering why you didn't put a layer of cloth in the hole while you were building up your profiles ?as a purely cosmetic fix your method is perfectly suitable ,but for something that is going to be bashed around and man handled like a surfboard ,the strength of the cloth is going to help the repairs last longer and be stronger .Also ,when I put down a layer of cloth ,I paint the surface beneath with resin ,drop the cloth on the wet resin ,then another layer goes over the top as I work the air bubbles out ,usually with a dollar store paintbrush or a fibreglass roller .I have found that just putting cloth on then top coating with resin ,often the resin doesn't work its way through the cloth well enough,and this results in poor adhesion .Its also recommended that...

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    hi ,I repair canoes and am wondering why you didn't put a layer of cloth in the hole while you were building up your profiles ?as a purely cosmetic fix your method is perfectly suitable ,but for something that is going to be bashed around and man handled like a surfboard ,the strength of the cloth is going to help the repairs last longer and be stronger .Also ,when I put down a layer of cloth ,I paint the surface beneath with resin ,drop the cloth on the wet resin ,then another layer goes over the top as I work the air bubbles out ,usually with a dollar store paintbrush or a fibreglass roller .I have found that just putting cloth on then top coating with resin ,often the resin doesn't work its way through the cloth well enough,and this results in poor adhesion .Its also recommended that you sand fibreglass with a dust mask ,it's not good to be breathing that stuff into your lungs .

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