Ding Repair Tutorial: Repairing Surfboard Foam and Wood Rot

The damaged board has been exposed to the elements which has led to foam and wood rot in the tail block.
The damaged board has been exposed to the elements which has led to foam and wood rot in the tail block.

We’re back at it in this third installment of “Ding Repair Chronicles.” In this video we are fixing a board that was dinged, left outside and has some foam and wood rot from being exposed to the elements. As usual, we’re fixing the ding without using any power tools. It looks like a big challenge when we first see the board but it’s important to remember to follow these 4 steps:

1. Assess the damage

2. Remove loose material

3. Fill the damaged area

4. Re-glass the ding

Here we've modified our rubber sanding block and we've attached our 40 grit abrasive instead of sandpaper.
Here we’ve modified our rubber sanding block and we’ve attached our 40 grit abrasive instead of sandpaper.

It really is that simple! If you’re looking to do a full restoration or some color matching then it becomes more difficult. Here is a basic list of materials you’ll need for a ding repair project. Good luck and happy fixing!

We have small ding repair kits or you can buy the repair  materials separately and get more bang for your buck!
We have small ding repair kits or you can buy the repair materials separately and get more bang for your buck!
Ding Repair
laminating/sanding resin
fiberglass cloth
squeegee/spreader
stir sticks
mixing cups
catalyst
repair filler
sanding block
sandpaper (40 grit, 80 grit, 150 grit, 220 grit)

http://shop.fiberglasshawaii.com

Advertisements