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Old     (307local)      Join Date: Mar 2018       08-03-2020, 7:04 AM Reply   
Looking for some advice. Just got a new board and when it arrived, had this small hairline crack Near the rail about 2 long. The shop I bought it from offered a steep discount if I didnt want to return it, so I took them up on the offer. They recommended sanding, then a small application of solarez. Before I commit to anything, thought Id show you guys are he pic and ask if anyone has any better recommendations before I do anything.
Old     (infinitysurf)      Join Date: Apr 2017       08-26-2020, 3:37 AM Reply   
I have used Solarez quite a few times to repair boards, it works well and hardens quickly. If you are OCD like me and do it correctly, you can make it look almost perfect by doing a little wet sanding.
For cracks or gouges I will first make sure any loose material is removed and use a razor knife to "V" the crack. Clean really good with isopropel alchohol before using the solarez and make sure you
get the epoxy pushed into the crack before you harden it either in the sun or by using UV light. I usually do a lighter coat... then rough sand and do a 2nd coat so you dont have as much sanding
to smooth it all out.