Re: Are All Patches Created Equal?
Hi Smokey for an ordinary rough sort of job on an old board, a basic standard fibreglass and resin kit will do a medium quality job at an obvious patch level and be a little bit rougher than a gloss finish pro job but the board performance won't be effected!
BEWARE though if the board is a Polystyrene board often under epoxy or such standard resin will dissolve the foam if it gets to it there are also issues on bonding between epoxy resin and standard resin, but since you are fixing a 1981 Tanaka standard resin should fill the bill.
Have a read around the forums about repairs there is quite a bit of information.
Finally mix the resin and thehardener in the correct proportion don't try to push by adding more hardener , possible risk of fire or chemical burns.
A safer way of fixing dings that are small is to use UV setting resins buy then=m at surf shops. The resins often have chopped fibre in the goop! Which helps no mixing just apply and stick in the sun for about 3 minutes.
Deep holes fix in stages you also can add matt to help the strength.
Anyway read around before trying the repair>
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