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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:08 pm

Painting the glass? With what Bp. Dulux all weather?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by swvic » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:39 pm

Nah, that's the worst shit ever for rash. If you want the best, it's Haymes all the way

FFS, Beanpole, the paint/rash association is ultra-toty posting
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:59 pm

wtf is Beany on about?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by swvic » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:12 pm

I can only imagine. That he has experience with painted boards is astounding enough. That he reckons it causes rash is making my mind boggle like it never has. Must put the paint on top of the wax :shock:
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by ajohnsen » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:16 pm

Wrapping the blank in bubble wrap before glassing also extends the life of the board.

I've also heard of people coating the blank in SPF50+ Banana Boat. I draw the line at that, electing, instead, to apply it to the finished board.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by swvic » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:24 pm

Well, aj, unless they've changed it you should be considering another product. Banana boat SPF 50+ is/was not as effective as stated. I'd expect your surfboards will soon be requiring medical attention
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:29 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:10 pm
two things.

It sucks water (scientific fact).
And it doesn't ride as well as a PU core (subjective reality for many people).
Closed cell polystyrene doesn't suck water. Its been around for about 10 years and is what is used by a lot of manufactures (Surftech 10 years ago, Firewire I think still doesn't use it).

I don't really care which construction I ride (my last two purchases have been epoxy/polystyrene), but I do find it takes a few surfs to get used to it, so I don't like to change on a daily basis, especially McCoys as the poly ones are very heavy.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by alakaboo » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:35 pm

swvic wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:24 pm
Well, aj, unless they've changed it you should be considering another product. Banana boat SPF 50+ is/was not as effective as stated. I'd expect your surfboards will soon be requiring medical attention
I got burnt to shit a few months ago wearing banana boat.
The worst part was that I'd torn strips off my youngest for not applying enough the day before when they got burnt.
Turns out it was a bad batch. :oops:

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by swvic » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:21 pm

I think it may have been more sinister. It was brought to my attention 2 summers back that they were in deep shit over it. I'd been using the black sport 50+ for years and it was never 50+

They did change the formula apparently and I'd notices it was more slippery than the old stuff so not anymore a very good one for the hands prior to surfing

Given the timing, your episode might have just been a bad batch. Regardless, you're a bad parent :wink:
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:24 pm

he's a bad parent who kills undersized jewfish, throw him down the well.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:37 pm

Beanpole wrote:
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That rots fibreglass
Fibreglass is chemically inert. Sunlight does not rot it. It also does not break down in landfill. Fibreglass is Evil!!!

Steve may not have had a lived experience of a PU/PE board breaking down over time but I sure the hell have, numerous times. The deck and tail gets kicked down and the foam fractures, the resin goes brittle and cracks, the board slowly leaks even through very small cracks that only a lunatic would try to fix. Eventually the flex in the board becomes soggy and it loses all its performance edge.

I take care of my boards now and don't tend to surf any one board that much but the ones I have surfed a shit load in recent years have all done something similar. They usually end up creasing out of sheer exhaustion.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by alakaboo » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:46 pm

steve shearer wrote:
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he's a bad parent who kills undersized jewfish, throw him down the well.
There was a Vietnamese family fishing there yesterday, I saved at least 5 from heavy metal poisoning.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by swvic » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:28 pm

Re Nick's post ^^; and the fin plugs push through the deck. Might still have pop forward, but the back end is gunna kill that board anyway. Sad end to one of my all time magics - a Maurice Cole ATM
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Over55yrs » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:31 pm

Stories of 2 near drownings in the recent swells....and second last paragraph from Jim Banks getting the bends !

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:45 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:37 pm
Beanpole wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:30 pm
That rots fibreglass
Fibreglass is chemically inert. Sunlight does not rot it. It also does not break down in landfill. Fibreglass is Evil!!!

Steve may not have had a lived experience of a PU/PE board breaking down over time but I sure the hell have, numerous times. The deck and tail gets kicked down and the foam fractures, the resin goes brittle and cracks, the board slowly leaks even through very small cracks that only a lunatic would try to fix. Eventually the flex in the board becomes soggy and it loses all its performance edge.

I take care of my boards now and don't tend to surf any one board that much but the ones I have surfed a shit load in recent years have all done something similar. They usually end up creasing out of sheer exhaustion.
Can you tell me why they go brown when they are left in the sun?
All plastic leeches the "plastic" bit out of the plastic material. That's why it becomes brittle and cracks. Exposure to sunlight speeds up this process.
Why do people paint just about every other fibreglass craft?
I'm not talking about fibreglass matting here.
Tuflite boards are painted.
The blank may collapse from UV and heat before the laminate but they all deteriorate.
By all means leave your boards out in the sun this summer and get back to me.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by swvic » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:34 pm

All good, beanpaint'n, but please enlighten us about the rash
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:46 pm

I just found tuflite boards tended to be a bit more rash inducing.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:00 pm

Might be your ethanol levels leaking out your pores chemically reacting to epoxy paint that’s giving you hives
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