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Re: Second Self Shape [Re: Aruka] #2996421
08/14/19 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Aruka
Nice one Ratty-B. Shaping and surfing your own boards is the best feeling. I gotta get some blanks and shape a few more myself. Supposedly there is a kid up north who will glass them which was always the part I didn't like and usually botched.


Thanks Aruka! Have you been glassing your boards using poly resin? I'm not sure if it's just the epoxy I got but it's terrible to use. Might try poly next...just watching video and it looks like it saturates so much better all the way to the rails.

Re: Second Self Shape [Re: grendel95] #2996422
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Originally Posted by grendel95
Glad to see you're keeping the surf stoke alive!

Both boards look fun!


Thanks man! I'm trying but it's definitely hard being away from the water. Just been swimming everyday at the gym. Gotta find a way to get to the ocean more! Surfing any new boards?

Re: Second Self Shape [Re: RattimusB] #2996472
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Originally Posted by RattimusB
Originally Posted by Aruka
Nice one Ratty-B. Shaping and surfing your own boards is the best feeling. I gotta get some blanks and shape a few more myself. Supposedly there is a kid up north who will glass them which was always the part I didn't like and usually botched.


Thanks Aruka! Have you been glassing your boards using poly resin? I'm not sure if it's just the epoxy I got but it's terrible to use. Might try poly next...just watching video and it looks like it saturates so much better all the way to the rails.


I haven't shaped/glassed a board in years but I always used epoxy. I think I just assumed it was less toxic and also more durable.

I will likely go UV Poly if I end up having to glass boards myself again.

Re: Second Self Shape [Re: Aruka] #2996716
08/14/19 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Aruka
Originally Posted by RattimusB
Originally Posted by Aruka
Nice one Ratty-B. Shaping and surfing your own boards is the best feeling. I gotta get some blanks and shape a few more myself. Supposedly there is a kid up north who will glass them which was always the part I didn't like and usually botched.


Thanks Aruka! Have you been glassing your boards using poly resin? I'm not sure if it's just the epoxy I got but it's terrible to use. Might try poly next...just watching video and it looks like it saturates so much better all the way to the rails.


I haven't shaped/glassed a board in years but I always used epoxy. I think I just assumed it was less toxic and also more durable.

I will likely go UV Poly if I end up having to glass boards myself again.


Did the epoxy saturate well for you? With one layer of 4oz or 6oz it saturated well but with two layers (4oz+4oz) I ended up with a lot of tiny bubbles. I used a good amount of resin too, I wasn't trying to skimp out.

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