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A Question About Re-Glassing
« on: November 04, 2005, 02:26:27 PM »
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  • I'm looking into having a longboard of mine (9.0) reglassed.  Its got too many dings and cracks throughout for it to really make sense to individually fix each one.  So what does something like this normally cost?  Is there a cheap way to do it versus the really good/expensive way (the board isnt that nice to start with)?

    Any recommendations on a  shop would be great also because this is way past my repair skill level.

    Thanks

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    Re: A Question About Re-Glassing
    « Reply #1 on: November 04, 2005, 03:12:24 PM »
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  • Sounds like a bit much - maybe reconsider that path and just patch it up as best you can then ride it till it drops?  I'd rather put my money in a new board.

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    Re: A Question About Re-Glassing
    « Reply #2 on: November 04, 2005, 03:18:22 PM »
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  • That will add alot of weight.
    So heavy you can't even pick it up.

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    Re: A Question About Re-Glassing
    « Reply #3 on: November 04, 2005, 03:27:22 PM »
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  • Capital A on A lot

    Think how light the foam is compared to the glass.
    Basically going to just come in shy of double he wieght.

    Have a local shaper copy it

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    Re: A Question About Re-Glassing
    « Reply #4 on: November 04, 2005, 03:46:48 PM »
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  • ah, i would think he means to strip the existing glass first, ya?

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    Re: A Question About Re-Glassing
    « Reply #5 on: November 04, 2005, 05:36:56 PM »
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  • what kinda board is it?

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    Re: A Question About Re-Glassing
    « Reply #6 on: November 07, 2005, 06:28:38 PM »
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  • what kinda board is it?

    Unless it's super cherry old school board, or your father bought it for you on your graduation day, let it out to pasture. Buy a new board. I'm one to talk though. I have a Kabillion boards, but I ride one or two till they have problems then ride one of the others while I'm fixing the first one.
        Start a quiver.
    Foamies are the new black

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    Re: A Question About Re-Glassing
    « Reply #7 on: November 07, 2005, 10:02:18 PM »
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  • Thanks

    I think the right choice is get something new.
    Its not a particuarly nice board, i was just thinking of making it surfable in case.  I'm not sure in case of what, but you never know.

    Has anyone riden a Nature Shapes with epoxy?





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    Re: A Question About Re-Glassing
    « Reply #8 on: November 08, 2005, 04:05:53 PM »
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  • Patch it up and put it under your porch.
    So heavy you can't even pick it up.

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    Re: A Question About Re-Glassing
    « Reply #9 on: November 08, 2005, 04:07:31 PM »
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  • Patch it up and put it under your porch.
    lol classic

    happy

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    Re: A Question About Re-Glassing
    « Reply #10 on: November 08, 2005, 07:57:03 PM »
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  • I'm looking into having a longboard of mine (9.0) reglassed.  Its got too many dings and cracks throughout for it to really make sense to individually fix each one.  So what does something like this normally cost?  Is there a cheap way to do it versus the really good/expensive way (the board isnt that nice to start with)?

    Any recommendations on a  shop would be great also because this is way past my repair skill level.

    Thanks


    no one ever asked how many dings/cracks this board actually has? b/c if the answer is less than 10 then my god man, just break out the mask, glass, and sander and fix it. of course, do i repair my own boards anymore? no b/c RD does it ten times better than i do.

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    Re: A Question About Re-Glassing
    « Reply #11 on: November 08, 2005, 09:36:57 PM »
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  • good question about the number of dings...its around 8 or 9.
    i dont have  a sander, but i think i'm gonna do it by hand.  it seems like a waste to get rid of it, and it will be good for my repair skills.

    I just ordered a new board from Mike @nature shapes- didnt go with the epoxy (as per his recommend).  So that should keep me with something positive to think about during the various stages of sanding that are going to take place here.

    on another note,
    i have been more of a "lurker" here for some time, and this is the first time that ive ever really posed a question or enagaged in any real discourse (if my posts can really be considered discourse!).  Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for chiming in and giving some advice.


    happy

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    Re: A Question About Re-Glassing
    « Reply #12 on: November 09, 2005, 08:50:21 AM »
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  • you'll do a way better job if you can get ahold of a sander or a dremel. you can pick one of those up for way less than what you would pay someone to fix your board. i saw sanders on craigslist for $15-20 and a new variable speed dremel on toolsforless.com for about 56 bucks.
     check the thread on what you need to repair boards, lots of good advice there.
    http://www.nynjsurf.com/forum/index.php?topic=1460.0

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    Re: A Question About Re-Glassing
    « Reply #13 on: November 09, 2005, 09:25:12 AM »
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  • don't know what a dremel is...but why do you need a sander to do basic ding repair?  fiberglass being as thin as it is nowawdays you can go through to the foam in about ten seconds with a decent grit

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    Re: A Question About Re-Glassing
    « Reply #14 on: November 09, 2005, 09:53:20 AM »
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  • dremel is a tool that can accomodate various tips, ranging from small circular sanding discs to some other stuff i never tried. yeah, it is perfectly easy to sand by hand but it takes for ever and you are more likely to quit before you really finish. if you can get it all nicey nice by hand that is awesome and you are patient!