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Delam repair.
« on: April 24, 2017, 10:18:59 PM »
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  • I have a new libtech bowl that delaminated on the bottom. I went to a few shops and it's not worth the money for them to fix it, and no guarantee that it would work. Does anyone on this board wanna buy it or maybe fix it for me? I spent a few bux on it and never got to use it. Libtech won't do anything cause I bought it from a private person. They'll give me 30% off a new blemished board. But I'm really not trusting them right now.
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    Re: Delam repair.
    « Reply #1 on: April 25, 2017, 01:22:25 PM »
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  • That sucks. Boards aren't cheap. So glad firewire has treated me so well over the years.

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    Re: Delam repair.
    « Reply #2 on: April 25, 2017, 03:54:37 PM »
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  • Interesting how no shops will take it. You have any pictures? To my knowledge most Libtechs are vac sealed epoxy. That being said, come gorilla glue, epoxy, and fiberglass can fix pretty much anything. May not be the most aesthetic fix but I mean who knows. I've done a few surf-techs that had hole's literally though the board from forklifts, came out not so pretty but ride well.

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    Re: Delam repair.
    « Reply #3 on: April 25, 2017, 06:36:07 PM »
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  • Interesting how no shops will take it. You have any pictures? To my knowledge most Libtechs are vac sealed epoxy. That being said, come gorilla glue, epoxy, and fiberglass can fix pretty much anything. May not be the most aesthetic fix but I mean who knows. I've done a few surf-techs that had hole's literally though the board from forklifts, came out not so pretty but ride well.
    the shops will take it but they want 150-200 to fix it. I think I might just cut it open and play around with it.
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    Re: Delam repair.
    « Reply #4 on: April 26, 2017, 12:01:29 PM »
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  • Yea I would def go for it, if your re-using the same skin I would epoxy the foam, and glass sheeth. Then get a thin sheet of particleboard / aluminum any flat large surface and place it over the de-lam, then add weight. Great option for that is ziplocs filled with water as to not dent the board. Some plate weights work as well. Let it sit, then either add another hotcoat/layer of 4oz to finish.


    Other option is just cut back the whole de-lam and re glass, May be hard to keep a hard edge this way if its near the tail. But you might get some more life out of a repair like that.

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    Re: Delam repair.
    « Reply #5 on: April 26, 2017, 01:17:12 PM »
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  • Yea I would def go for it, if your re-using the same skin I would epoxy the foam, and glass sheeth. Then get a thin sheet of particleboard / aluminum any flat large surface and place it over the de-lam, then add weight. Great option for that is ziplocs filled with water as to not dent the board. Some plate weights work as well. Let it sit, then either add another hotcoat/layer of 4oz to finish.


    Other option is just cut back the whole de-lam and re glass, May be hard to keep a hard edge this way if its near the tail. But you might get some more life out of a repair like that.
    its right in the middle of the board and I think ill do what you said, thanks
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    Re: Delam repair.
    « Reply #6 on: May 02, 2017, 11:53:22 AM »
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  • Yea let me know how it goes, if you re-glass and want to get all fancy to a poor mans vac seal with some taprs and a shop-vac. Will help get the epoxy into the foam.

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    Re: Delam repair.
    « Reply #7 on: May 02, 2017, 02:38:56 PM »
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  • hey, you wanna do it ? How much? I've been crazy busy with work.
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    Re: Delam repair.
    « Reply #8 on: May 18, 2017, 01:00:47 PM »
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  • Sorry am in and out of town this month. Wont be back until early june ish. You still looking for help on it ?

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    Re: Delam repair.
    « Reply #9 on: May 20, 2017, 11:10:26 PM »
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  • Gimme a shout when ur back in June and if u wanna do it let me know and how much. I won't be touching it for awhile, too busy. Do u know if anyone would buy it?
    No matter how hard you train, it all comes down to confidence.