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baving
4th January 2009, 04:35 PM
Hi guys,

I bought a Futura 144 Technora - very nice board. IŽd like to fix a Starboard nose protector on the board to keep it that nice. WHICH GLUE should I use?

Thank you so much for any helpful advice!!
Lioba

Floyd
4th January 2009, 06:56 PM
Not on team but for what its worth.
If you use silicon sealent. (bathroom type is fine) it will be very seure but you will still be able to remove at a later date.(If removing pull /tear carefully cutting silicon with sharp blade.Clean remaining silicon off board with a rag dipped in petrol.(petrol attacks silicon sealent but not board/ epoxy/glass fibre.Might dissolve foam though so take care)
(Found clear to have better adhesive properties)
I wouldn`t use anything which gave permanent fix.

Waiting4wind
5th January 2009, 04:10 AM
I've used both silicon and contact cement. The contact cement is a much better bond hence why it's permanent. If you want to get the protector as close as possible to the rail the silicon will not stick well enough around the curve of the board.

I have removed a protector stuck with silicon and is still leaves quite a mess. You have to scrape the silicon off with something sharp which risks the paint being scratched.

I think your better off using contact cement and doing a good job of it. The Starboard protector fits in nicely with the design of the board, so there's no reason to take it off.

Just mark the area with a pencil. Apply contact cement to board a and protector and let it touch dry. Then carefully align one part of the protector to the pencil markings on the board and progressively stick down the rest. Be aware, as the name suggests contact cement, bonds immediately on contact. So you need to get your alignment right.

baving
6th January 2009, 06:05 AM
Hi guys,

Thank you very much for your comments! :)

@Waiting4wind: With contact cement, is there any chance of correction, if I don't get the alignment perfectly right? And what kind of problems do I have to expect if the protector doesn't fit perfectly close to the curve of the board?

Lioba

Floyd
6th January 2009, 02:52 PM
There`s no chance of correction with good contact cement !
Contact cement doesn`t ill cavities either !
Seriously use silicon. (I use it to fix body panels to kit cars and it lasts years and years)
Its easily adjustable.
Anybody who recommends something else hasn,t tried silicon !!!!
But your shout !

Taty Frans
8th January 2009, 12:27 AM
Hi all,

ever consider of getting a deviator?

Taty Frans NB-9

michelb
8th January 2009, 12:45 AM
Taty,

What do you think on a deviator for a Formula with 11 mts sail? Will work or will take apart the mast track and or brake the mast?

Michel

Floyd
8th January 2009, 02:07 AM
I thought they could pull mast track out ??

baving
8th January 2009, 11:54 PM
They definitely can pull the mast track out. I know someone who got a total board damage.

Brian S
9th January 2009, 04:00 AM
baving,
I'd agree with waiting4wind on this one. Put the nose protector (dry) on the board exactly where you want it. Use masking tape to mask the outline of the nose protector on the board. remove the nose protector and apply contact cement to the nose protector and the board. Allow to dry according to instructions. Then, using the masking tape to guide you, press the nose guard into place. You can't move it once it touches, but it's not hard to align with the masking tape in place. Once it's all down, give it a good press everywhere. I've done it a couple times and never had a problem.

the contact cement is permanent, but can be removed with solvent if you have to. (it's actually easier to remove than the silicone) If you ever do remove it, test your solvent on an inconspicuous place on the board. I don't know where you're located but there's a 3M automotive sticker/glue remover which is safe for the boards. Check your contact cement, but mineral spirits might also work pretty safely.

good luck

Waiting4wind
9th January 2009, 10:06 AM
There`s no chance of correction with good contact cement !
Contact cement doesn`t ill cavities either !
Seriously use silicon. (I use it to fix body panels to kit cars and it lasts years and years)
Its easily adjustable.
Anybody who recommends something else hasn,t tried silicon !!!!
But your shout !

As I mentioned in my post I tried silicon on a previous board.......

If your concerned about the alignment put some paper between the protector and the the board until you get one edge lined up. then slide the paper out as you press down the rest of the protector. The contact cement will not stick to the paper.

From what I can see all the EVA pads are stuck on with contact cement in the factory, there must be a good reason for this.

Silicon will bond well but you need to hold the two items together until it dries. If you're tying to glue the protector around a curved area it is almost impossible to hold it down firmly and evenly while drying (some of the protectors are quite stiff). Whereas with contact there is no issue, as soon as you make the bond it's stuck...good and hard.

baving
12th January 2009, 08:49 PM
Thank you to all of you for your input!

I'll go for contact cement. Any recommendations regarding the brand? I'm located in Germany (but could probably get anything via internet).
Lioba

Floyd
12th January 2009, 09:03 PM
Good luck !!!

Waiting4wind
14th January 2009, 05:53 PM
Thank you to all of you for your input!

I'll go for contact cement. Any recommendations regarding the brand? I'm located in Germany (but could probably get anything via internet).
Lioba

I use Selleys in Australia. Contact cement is pretty common stuff and been around for ages. You should be able to find a good brand in most hardware stores.