I have a Tiga XFree-281 (=Bic Techno 283) which has a classic broken nose -
a well known problem with these boards.
I first repaired it with some marine Epoxy, and was quite happy until the
next boom-hit on it re-broke it.
So then I took some automotive fiberglass kit, and repaired the nose. The
crack(s) were only about 3-4", so I glassed that, and then continued to
feather the resin over another ~8". It is strong and beautiful(?!), but now
the rear portion is separating from the board, seems liek the fiberglass
didn't bond as well as it first seemed.I am not sure if I didn't clean it
well enough, or it needed surface roughing, or what.
One repair person advised (via Email) that I "had used polyester resin on a
epoxy board. It will not bond for long." Does this sound right? Is an epoxy
only repair approach adequate? The last time after a few months the edges of
the epoxy were also coming loose where very thinly feathered at the dedges.
I live in Iowa, so there are not a lot of surfboard repair shops here!
Any suggestions or hints appreciated.
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