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SlimShady 6th August 2010 04:01 PM

Formula Board Minor Deck Damage - Repair Question
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I've got a very minor dent in the deck of my formula board - see photo below.

Its about 1.5cm long and if I had to classify it on the damage scale I'd give it 'very minor'.

I wondered what the best way to deal with it was. I was thinking along the lines of just sealing it but not sure what to seal it up with - any suggestions ?


HanekomDJ 10th August 2010 07:23 PM

If you suck on it and it is leaking, I will use Marine Tex (will show a white mark). You other obtion is to use a reasin and a very small brush and just seal the leak area. If no leak, leave as ease.

Mike T 17th August 2010 06:48 AM

Put the board out in the sun with the vent plug closed and put a small amount of bubble soap on the crack and see if it bubbles. If you have bubbles then you have a crack thru the wood and the layer of core material I would then carfully push on the area and see if it's soft at all. If it's rigid and no bubbles then just fill the void with epoxy. Ding All makes a nice little Clear epoxy surfboard repair kit just for such repairs it's uv resistant also. You can get the kit at most surf board shops or on line. I wouldn't use Marine Tex It will stand out like a sore thumb! I would probably repair it either way by sanding a small circle around the area Just to rought up the clear paint and nonskid then mix a small amout of the clear epoxy and brush it on with an acid brush until the epoxy is level with the deck. Good luck. Mike

SlimShady 13th October 2010 06:06 AM

Thanks guys for you replies.

Ken 14th October 2010 01:10 AM

My guess is that there is no problem. The wood is great at taking hits without damaging the under structure. My formula boards over the last 8 years all have had mast dents on the nose and dings in the deck without any damage needing repair.

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