So here are pictures of my finished board. I built it from scratch using the Home Depot foam and I am hoping to learn to surf on it. Here is a list of mistakes I made along the way.
1). Decided to use suncure resin and paint the blank to stop the poly. from
melting the blank. I used four layers of paint but the blank melted in places anyway.I did not epoxy due to expense and I wanted to take my time
and cure the resin with sunlight. I should have taken your advice.
2). Laminated in the loading dock of my loft building with the doors shut to keep out the sun. After about ten minutes the other tenants in the building
started complaining and shut me down half way through. I managed to get one layer of glass on the hull but the blank had melted in quite a few places.
3). Decided to work outside with the sun cure, hazy day but as you can imagine I could only do small sections at a time. I was very brave, I didn’t cry at this point. I ground the mess down with my angle grinder and took it back upstairs.
4). Had to buy a half gallon of epoxy in the end to finish the job but did not
buy additive F so lots of bubbles in the hot coat.
All in all I had a great time and I think it will float. If it wasn’t for this forum I would still be wondering what surfboards are made of and how I was going to come up with the $500 to buy one.