Fixing my epoxy/carbon board

Fixing my epoxy/carbon board

Post by Martin Hanl » Sun, 29 Oct 1995 04:00:00


I've cracked the back section of my board and wish to get some advice on using
epoxy resins. can anyone give me any tips?

Martin.......  

 
 
 

Fixing my epoxy/carbon board

Post by John Gullot » Tue, 31 Oct 1995 04:00:00

West Systems has pretty good products.  Use the slow hardener to keep
from melting the foam core if you are using a lot of epoxy at any one
time.  

If you have a crack across the deck you'll need to reinforce the repair
with fiberglass.  Two layers of 6 oz glass with one wider than the other
is not too much.  Feather the repair so that the new material contacts as
much of the original fiberglass as possible and try not to grind off the
repair material.

Mix microballoons with the epoxy to adjust the consistancy for spreading
it as a fairing compound before you do the final fairing.

Good luck
John