cover a whole board with colored fabric under the gloss coat or hot coat? treat it like a layer of glass?
yes. as long as the resin sticks to it
And as long as the fabric weave is loose enough to allow good bending around curves… That’s the hard part.
Here’s my experience.
The fabric needs to be under a layer of glass.
Otherwise it won’t sit flat, you will get little ripples which sit up full of resin. These will in turn take excessive filling and the board will weigh tons.
best done to boards for display.
the weight involved is prohibitive
and the strength added is marginal.
use cotton voil or cotton lawn
press wrinkles out with an Irom
before applying to board surface
take care not to apply the cloth in such a way
as to infringe on a surfboard builder’s patent.
I could be wrong but I heard from
a guy at the beach that
Deiter Steichenbergen of Alta Lorraine Surfboards
has filed an international patent
on the cloth covered surfboard.
He is a retired litagator
and agressively protects this patent.
John “I am the bear” mILLIUS is currently embroiled
in an extensive suit in amsterdam,egypt and india
over this patent infringe ment.
Plenty of sand throughs if you’re not really careful.