Maintenance of epoxy/carbon board

Maintenance of epoxy/carbon board

Post by Jack Greenba » Wed, 18 Mar 1992 09:47:57


I just acquired a structurally sound but very ugly epoxy/carbon board. I
have two general questions:

1) The folks I got the board from recomended enamel spray paint. Does
anyone have opinions on this?

2) I want to put a vent in it so I can leave it in my car. Can I use
generic 5-minute epoxy to seal around the vent and fix little dings?

Anything else I should know about the care and feeding of this type of
board besides keeping it off the rocks?

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Maintenance of epoxy/carbon board

Post by joseph.t.henegh » Thu, 19 Mar 1992 02:52:22

Quote:

>I just acquired a structurally sound but very ugly epoxy/carbon board. I
>have two general questions:

>1) The folks I got the board from recomended enamel spray paint. Does
>anyone have opinions on this?

I did it last summer on a repair I made and it worked fine.
Quote:
>2) I want to put a vent in it so I can leave it in my car. Can I use
>generic 5-minute epoxy to seal around the vent and fix little dings?
I'd use marine tex.
>Anything else I should know about the care and feeding of this type of
>board besides keeping it off the rocks?

No, you got my .02
                                Joe H.

 
 
 

Maintenance of epoxy/carbon board

Post by Kirk Lindstr » Fri, 20 Mar 1992 08:00:45

Quote:
>1) The folks I got the board from recomended enamel spray paint. Does
>anyone have opinions on this?

I would sand some of the old paint off so you don't add so much weight
with the new paint.  I did that when I painted the bottom of my Velocity and
it worked great.

Kirk out

BTW.  Look at pg 40 of this month's Windsurfing - I am in the middle of
the shot carrying my Velocity (white with hot pink stripes)).  Maybe next
year I will be good enough to be in a mag while on the water!  Also, it
shows my KaBoom which is rare since it only lasted for about 6 sailing
sessions.

 
 
 

Maintenance of epoxy/carbon board

Post by Ken Poult » Sun, 22 Mar 1992 05:14:39

Quote:
> 2) I want to put a vent in it so I can leave it in my car.

I was told by the owner of CFX (local shaper) that this didn't matter
unless you drive up to high altitude.  I open the vent on mine anyway...

Quote:
> Anything else I should know about the care and feeding of this type of
> board besides keeping it off the rocks?

Get a lock.  I had my beat-up old epoxy board stolen off my car last
fall from in front of my house.  I don't think the thieves were even
windsurfers, they just saw easy pickings.

Ken Poulton