Board restoration

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Heffo78 started the topic in Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 at 10:58am

Good morning all,
New member here been watching/reading from the sidelines for too long.
I have been doing some board restorations and have been quite happy with the results so far. Next challenges are 1 X Less Purcell single fin and a Hot Buttered early thruster shaped by Wayne Dean.
I was hoping somebody may have some suggestions on the best way to try and match the old foam discoloration? Both boards are worthy of a good resto and I need to find the best way to mask any Q-cell repairs to give them both authentic look for their respective age?
I have considered tinting the resin but not sure if there are tints suitable for the job?
Or alternatively air brushing the repairs?
Or perhaps shaving some old foam to dust over the repairs prior to laminating?
Any ideas suggestions or previous experiences shared would be fantastic!
Cheers

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thermalben commented Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 at 1:31pm

Got any pics Heffo? I'll leave the restoration tips for vastly more qualified forum members, but it's always nice to see some before and after shots.

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Heffo78 commented Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 at 3:20pm

I'll get some pics up soon ben

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Heffo78 commented Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 at 6:06pm

Lets see if this worked?? hopefully you can follow the link to some pics ....this board was my first ever board... I sold it to an ex-girlfriend (I was about 16yrs old at the time)she let it come off the roof of a car, hence the damage. She then gave the board to a good mate of mine in case he could one day fix it up.
Said good mate ( later became best Man) thought he would surprise me bringing it to QLD from Vic when he came to visit.....I Couldn't believe I had my first ever board in my hands 20yrs later (as rough as it was I was stoked!!!:)) I had to have a crack at fixing it as you can see from the pics it would have cost a bomb to pay somebody to do it for me....Look forward to some feedback...constructive criticism welcome. It aint perfect but water tight and fantastic to ride.
https://www.dropbox.com/sc/2e9cxyiwrge5k6h/AADdEi_lTcUQnCtvOOuQZFF2a

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wellymon commented Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 at 8:05pm

Looks awesome Heffo, nice work ;)

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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Heffo78 commented Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 at 9:15pm

Thanks wellymon been riding it as a twin fin as the screw lug busted off the original box fin (job for another day) it's super fast and even more fun to ride. Love your quote be.
Cheers

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Heffo78 commented Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 at 6:53am

Heffo78 wrote: Thanks wellymon been riding it as a twin fin as the screw lug busted off the original box fin (job for another day) it's super fast and even more fun to ride. Love your quote btw.
Cheers

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Heffo78 commented Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 at 6:53am

Heffo78 wrote: Thanks wellymon been riding it as a twin fin as the screw lug busted off the original box fin (job for another day) it's super fast and even more fun to ride. Love your quote btw.
Cheers

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zenagain commented Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 at 8:33am

Love it Heffo! Sure was a mess when you started but you've done a great job.

And thanks for posting the pics in stages. I'm super interested in board restoration but quite often you see just the before and after pics and not the process. Cheers.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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Heffo78 commented Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 at 10:54am

Yes zen, not a great deal of good info on the processes out there.. I am now addicted to restoring boards myself(always fixed dings myself so guess I already had a head start) have done a few others after this this one and have a pile of boards that will keep me busy for a long time ahead.
P.S..glad these pics may seem to help show you what's involved. But I can assure you there is a hell of alot more time and process than meets the eye......did I mention the huge amount of time?
Good luck with your restos. ..take heaps of pics and please share your results with us here.
cheers

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