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Epoxy Boards« on: August 24 2006 22:08:00 »
Is there anyone here who knows how to make epoxy boards, or have made epoxy boards? im kinda interested in shaping one due to the scarcity of foam blanks here in the philippines.
RE: Epoxy Boards« Reply #2 on: August 30 2006 21:08:00 »
I made an epoxy board using polystyrene foam or eps #2
RE: Epoxy Boards« Reply #3 on: August 31 2006 04:08:00 »
how did you coat it? like how many layers of fiber cloth on deck and on bottom?
RE: Epoxy Boards« Reply #4 on: August 31 2006 07:08:00 »
coating using epoxy is the same as fiberglass, the weight of the cloth determines the density of the board deck & bottom like 6 weight cloth for the deck and 4 weight for the bottom, usally the deck of your surfboard is heavier/thicker than the bottom.
coloring is up to you most epoxys are clear. also the last post abt styrofoam is true just remember to use a good stronger stringer when using styrofoam.styrofoam can be a little bit harder to shape due to its composition.
ok later !
RE: Epoxy Boards« Reply #5 on: September 04 2006 03:09:00 »
can i like use marine epoxy?
RE: Epoxy Boards« Reply #6 on: September 04 2006 06:09:00 »
YUP!!!!!!!! just dont mix it to hot or you will melt the stryofoam, epoxy usally comes in two parts base and catalyst/ hardner as it dries/hardens it gets hot/warm not only that if it dries to fast your screwed also if you add to much hardner it becomes brittle and turns a nastey looking yellow/brown color. if yor serious abt this get a dummy piece of styro or closed cell foam mix up a little epoxy and brush it on!!!!!!! practice makes perfect, if you dont have foam to practice on try to get a good piece of plywood. thats abt it !!!!!!!
good luck:) big t
RE: Epoxy Boards« Reply #7 on: September 11 2006 22:09:00 »
wat about epoxy board, no stringer, 3 deck, to bottom epoxy with cloth... wud it work? the board is 7'x22"x3.5'
RE: Epoxy Boards« Reply #8 on: September 11 2006 22:09:00 »
3.5" thick... so sorry for the mistak
RE: Epoxy Boards« Reply #9 on: September 13 2006 02:09:00 »
ok got it ! the stringer is more / less the backbone of a surfboard. u can make an epoxy surfboard without a stringer, but the chances of it breaking are greater. 7' x 22" x 3.5" are good dimensions. 3.5" is a little thick but if u dont add a stringer it might be ok, are u going to taper the nose and tail? what abt the bottom and the rails do you have an idea how u are going to shape them ?
good luck: big t :)