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mrboston187 05-19-2010 10:39 AM

Which is the best epoxy for board edge repair?
a guy at the boardshop I go to says he uses a 2 part epoxy for board repairs, I went to get some, but theres so many kinds! which kind is the best to use?

lfrider92 05-19-2010 10:53 AM

I took a huge chunk out of my edge a while back on my lyman from hitting rails. Ive tried a handful of different epoxys, and each one dries rock hard, then on the next rail hit, just shatters and starts falling off in pieces. I started trying random things around my house that are water proof (my dad is in construction and we have a fair amount) and i found this to work very well


its made by PL you can find it at home depot. WEAR GLOVES, and i spread it on my edge, and used my fingers to shape it as close as possible, then after it dried, which took a good 2 days btw, i sanded it down with an electric palm sander with around 180 grit. its got some flex in it, and is totally water proof, i sanded all around where i was going to apply it also just to make sure it had a rough surface to grab onto. no problems so far, its not pretty, but its my winch board, so i dont really care. im curious to hear what other people recommend as well

dirwoody 05-19-2010 10:55 AM

Are you talking about gluing a delaming edge, or replacing a chunk taken out?
For a de-laming edge - I use gorilla glue and tape it back together till it sets It expands to fill the entire void, and works great.
For chunks - I use JB weld. If you prep your stuff right, this stuff is bulletproof - some people actually use it to fix minor cracks in engine blocks, but it's a dark grey when fully cured, and is rock hard, you will need a file to get it back to shape

wakemitch 05-19-2010 11:00 AM

i used marinetex and it worked great and was super easy to use. its basically the marine version of JB Weld. Its used to repair gashes in boat hulls. After hitting rails with it it hasnt chipped or cracked. The stuff is tough.

mrboston187 05-19-2010 1:37 PM

Im talking about a delaming edge, I saw that gorrilla glue, and I was going to try it, but I figured I'd better see what you wakeworlders recommend. I dont hit rails or anything, and the damage is only like an inch long, but I want to stop it before it gets really bad. Tanks!

stang_killa_ss 05-19-2010 7:41 PM

i actually prefer JB weld over epoxys or resins.
tough as steel
sands easier
less brittle
not affected by UV rays
and cheap and available at walmart.

jmuthafnp 05-20-2010 6:31 AM

Gorilla Glue and some clamps. Works like a champ, used it on my Witness Grind last year and haven't had a problem since. No mixing, no mess. Put it on, clamp it down and clean off access with a razor in the morning.

skiboarder 05-20-2010 7:18 AM

I use different tools for different jobs, but no mater the glue or fill I use having a Drimmel is great. You can buy the little battery one for about $25 at walmart.

chaser 05-20-2010 12:43 PM

Dang, sounds like maybe a guy should coat his entire base with JB weld for preventative care if he's going to hit rails! :)

ldr 05-20-2010 1:13 PM

I've used this stuff before and it's been good for the last 4 years on my brothers board.

ryanw209 05-20-2010 8:31 PM

Ace hardware extra time epoxy...

sippi 05-20-2010 9:14 PM

I've used a two part epoxy for some chips and a chunk in the tail, got it at home depot. Where the 2 part epoxy is it's the marine grade one. It dries gray and works great. I mixed it together on a paper plate the smoothed it on the spots with my fingers as it dries smooth it as needed bc once it dries it's hard as a rock. You can still sand it with a power sander but by hand won't do it, oh and I believe it fully set in 24 hours. It set in like an hour or two but said to fully cure to wait 24. I'd start sanding as it dries bc it's easier to work with. Used it on a buddies board too and then he actually dropped it in the parking lot from the boat on the trailer right on the tip where the epoxy was. You could see where it hit the epoxy bc it was scratched but never cracked at all. And it's water proof. Works great. Especially on grey boards. You could even paint it when your done to match. Did that on a black board and it's still looking good. If your going to use the gorilla glue I'd put this on it after to give it a hard surface. Unless your talkin about a gorilla glue that I've never heard of and it's epoxy hard when it dries. Plus most gorilla glue is easy to peel off.

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