How Do You Apply Fiberglass To A Surfboard?

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How Do You Apply Fiberglass To A Surfboard?

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Emeli Carrolls

I do not understand why do it at all, now all the surfboards are already covered with the right coating, and you do not need to do anything with it. Just go to any surf shop and find the right board. All you are ready to catch the wave.

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Many avid surfers enjoy making their own surfboards. Polyurethane surfboard blanks are available in an incredible variety of shapes, sized and weights. These blanks can be carved and modified to meet the exact needs of a surfer. Once the blank has been chosen, the next step is to apply fiberglass to produce a finished surfboard. Set the surfboard blank upside-down on a pair of sawhorses. Roll fiberglass cloth onto the blank. Trim the cloth so that one inch hangs off of the ends of the blank on all sides. If needed, hold the cloth in place with straight pins (making sure they can be removed easily). Cut slits in the fiberglass cloth overlap at the nose and rear corners. These areas may not lie flat otherwise. You can overlap the sides of the slits if needed. Mix a batch of epoxy resin with its catalyst in a disposable bucket. The exact mix ratio will be listed on the resin container. If you don’t know how much resin to use, it is best to err on the side of too much. Be sure to stir the

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