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Offline Harry Balzsac

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Piss Yellow epoxy
« on: February 21, 2007, 11:36:49 AM »
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  • Why does this happen?  Is it the resin or the foam that's turning yellow? 

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    Re: Piss Yellow epoxy
    « Reply #1 on: February 21, 2007, 11:39:09 AM »
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  • it could be both but the foam is more often then not painted white to prevent yellowing.
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    Re: Piss Yellow epoxy
    « Reply #2 on: February 21, 2007, 12:19:17 PM »
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  • i've tried to get to the bottom of this before when i was considering ordering one...some people say it's the resin, it's the foam, it always happens, it never happens, yadda yadda yadda.  i gave up.

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    Re: Piss Yellow epoxy
    « Reply #3 on: February 21, 2007, 12:21:54 PM »
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  • How long before it started turning yellow?
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    Re: Piss Yellow epoxy
    « Reply #4 on: February 21, 2007, 12:30:04 PM »
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  • West products are notrious for turning yellow and brittle in the sun over time (less then a year)
    While other epoxy resins will turn yellow and brittle if the ratio is even a few drops over..
    Thats why there is no "hot coat" that can be done with epoxy..

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    Re: Piss Yellow epoxy
    « Reply #5 on: February 21, 2007, 12:37:42 PM »
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  • ....painted white to prevent yellowing.

    more like to mask the yellowing, that's what i always had done to my regular boards.

    but the best advice is to keep them out of the sun as much as possible.
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    Re: Piss Yellow epoxy
    « Reply #6 on: February 21, 2007, 03:05:05 PM »
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  • By the way I don't have this issue with my 6'8" from Nature's Shapes and I love my board.
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    Re: Piss Yellow epoxy
    « Reply #7 on: February 21, 2007, 03:08:29 PM »
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  • Is the NS board clear?

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    Re: Piss Yellow epoxy
    « Reply #8 on: February 21, 2007, 03:16:13 PM »
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  • The foam is painted the glass is clear. You should talk to Mike about it.
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    Re: Piss Yellow epoxy
    « Reply #9 on: February 28, 2007, 01:14:16 AM »
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  • That's natural for many epoxies.  Boats/surftechs have smooth pigmented gelcoat to prevent this.  You could start with a yellow/orange airbrush and not worry about it. 

    IMO System Three resin is the best AND clearest:

    http://www.systemthree.com/p_sb_112.asp  <you can bond polyester resins and coatings to this one
    http://www.systemthree.com/p_clear_coat.asp
    « Last Edit: February 28, 2007, 01:24:04 AM by sir_grind »

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    Re: Piss Yellow epoxy
    « Reply #10 on: March 23, 2007, 01:01:27 AM »
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  • Is it an EPS board? Eps turns yellow when over exposed to the sun.
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