Actually, all kidding aside, you may want to see a dematologist. I had
a small rash show up early last summer above my right hip, it spread a
little bit but mainly stayed in a small area. I ignored it all summer
thinking it may be caused by my shortie, rashguard or something
although the area was sore the whole time.
During the fall when I went in for my annual physical I mentioned it to
my doctor, he looked at the remains of the rash (slight scaring) and
questioned me about my hearing, eye sight and other things. He asked me
why I didn't come to him sooner and I asked the doc, what are you
getting at? He said I and a slight case of Shingles which is a form of
What may be going on with you is that you may be scrapping/brushing
your skin against the sugar coated non skid then something in the water
could be irritating it. If the rash persists I would see a
dermatologist. It's better to see a professional than guess to what it
> <<< Sorry, Maggie is 14 and the board is 3 years old..Ed, go to
> hell..haaaaaaa >>>
> LOL... Happy New Year Annie and Maggie.
> > Sorry, Maggie is 14 and the board is 3 years old..Ed, go to
> > hell..haaaaaaa
> > The rash has appeared twice on my left upper thigh area and again on
> > the left near my knee so if we replicate the way I carry the board
> > (Same way each time) we can see..or it may be happening when I water
> > start in one direction?? It is definitely something shiny as you can
> > see the rash area sparkle in the sun..It's still sore today and very
> > red..lasts a few days. Roger, can you come any quicker? Haaa...See ya
> > soon Brian....it's HOWLING for weeks now..am taking the day off as the
> > masses will be at the beach today...gotta rest up for tonight. The
> > island is like freaken Beirut already.
> > Happy New Year and thanks everyone..
> > Annie
> > www.bonairecaribbean.com
> > > > I have a 3 year old 87 year old Angulo board. Lately I am getting a
> > > > rash on my left leg I suspect from carrying it. I have shiny sparkly
> > > > stuff on the rash which looks and feels like fiberglass. I inspected
> > > > the board and see nada. What gives?
> > > > Ann Phelan
> > > > www.bonairecaribbean.com
> > > Very likely. This was a problem with older glass masts many years ago... the
> > > very thin gel coat of resin on the outer surface wore off, exposing the
> > > layer of resin-***d glass underneath. You'd have sparkly hands after
> > > picking them up.
> > > If a board is old enough, and the gelcoat was a bit thin in one area, it
> > > could happen. You'll know it by looking at the skin in the sun: it will
> > > look like a million little diamonds sparkling. If you've ever seen a diamond
> > > cutting wheel for a tool to cut stone you'll know what I mean.
> > > Best response is to clean board well with acetone, sand back with about 240
> > > grade sandpaper and paint on fibreglass resin. (not the deck though!!) That
> > > can be a bit hard though, and may lead to resin runs and dribbles if you
> > > have not done fibreglass work before.
> > > Easy way is to prep as above (good good clean then sandpaper), then spray
> > > with a clear auto touchup acrylic paint (not varnish cos it is yellow)
> > > It will only last a season max though, you'll have to do it again, as the
> > > clear paint is much less resistant to wear than a fibreglass (polyester)
> > > resin is.