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how to bring back a yellowing surfboard #1492230
11/30/09 12:21 AM
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Was looking for any tips on HOW TO bring back to life a yellowing board

Re: how to bring back a yellowing surfboard [Re: hyper2] #1492231
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ride it

Re: how to bring back a yellowing surfboard [Re: hyper2] #1492232
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Sand down the hotcoat and paint it with water based acrylic paint or paint pens. Then spray it with clear acrylic spray to seal it. The yellowing process in the foam and resin will not reverse. A future tip is to have boards made that are airbrushed/painted. They can sometimes look great 5+ years later. I always get the board painted a solid color. I've got 3 boards right now that I rarely use. They are 5 years old or older. You'd never know it.

Re: how to bring back a yellowing surfboard [Re: BrownFish] #1492233
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My son talked me into paddling out on my birthday in August. My ride was a 1959-60 log that has a carmel color and still worked for 4 or 5 rides at the reef.

Yellowing isn't that bad a deal.

John

Re: how to bring back a yellowing surfboard [Re: hyper2] #1492234
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hyper2, I dont know how to bring a whole yellow board back, but if you have some dark water lines in the foam I have found that if you drill fine 1~2mm holes in the glass and put bleach onto the holes it removes the discolouration. Its a bit fiddly but Ive restored some old boards like this and it stays white. I believe yellowing is the reason why boards are sprayed white before glassing.