Hey guys, some ques. for ya
when patching with fiberglass i see talk about feathering the edges, I’m not sure what this means.
i have a 10" glass on fin that a good sized rock ran in to. Surpisingly only a couple of inch long cracks at the base, but the front edge of the fin needs some work there’s no divots but its been scuffed pretty good. it’s about an inch long. does it need cloth patch or just to be sanded and some resin build up?
when repairing a volan board does it matter what type of glass is used?
thanks and happy new year!
Jay great explanation, that is the way I do it, except I use 4oz. cloth tends to feather out a lot easier. Just double it up like Jay said and it should be just as strong, your just repairing a ding not the whole board.
You can pick up syrenges at a hobby store or I use the ones for basting meat and turkeys, I have a metal one with different size needles for big and small dings, just clean and reuse.
just wanted to say thanks. i have one of those Chicago sander/polishers on the way. whats the best place to pick up the sanding disks and can you use different sized discs? i live i orange county. and thanks again guys
Well, you can use different sized discs, with different sized backing pads and all ( see the ‘making youe own power pads’ thread for good info ) but … I wouldn’t. The reason being that the tool will have a different ‘feel’ to it, and especially with a smaller pad you can do quite a bit of damage quite fast if it gets away from you.
Something I would do ;
Play with it. Get a feel for the persnickety fine use of what’s an industrial-size tool.
If you have some softwood scrap handy, practice sanding contours, draw a pencil line on it and practice sanding just to the line, making a sharp-edged step at the line and nothing past it. Then do a curved line, same deal.
Sand a board ( a wooden one, that is) absolutely flat - and check yourself with a straightedge, side-side.
While this will burn up/clog up a disc or three, it’ll be training you for how to feather out edges, sand flats, sand rails, sand up to a fin, without doing it on an ( expensive) surfboard.
and it’s fun
hope that’s of use
How’s that Chicago sander treating you? Thinking of buying one but the price sounds too good to be true.