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Twin tip rail damage

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Created by Markyb4 2 months ago, 13 Nov 2022
Markyb4
WA, 27 posts
13 Nov 2022 1:51PM
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Hi folks, does anyone have any experience repairing these kinds of scrapes on a tt rail? I'm unsure whether to leave it and ride (which I expect many will say) or make a repair. It doesn't seem like water is getting into the board yet, but if ought to do something with it as a preventative measure, then I'd like to know.
I was thinking just to apply an epoxy resin coating - using a product called Seacured UV Rez Epoxy, which (it says on the packaging) provides a tough and flexible finish. I'm thinking flexibility is important as the area will no doubt flex while the board is being ridden.
It's really just right on the edge of the rail - all the other stuff on the bottom of the deck is the graphics.

Any advice appreciated - thanks.

Nathe
WA, 432 posts
13 Nov 2022 4:07PM
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Flip your footpads around and use the other edge on heel side?

Kamikuza
QLD, 6493 posts
13 Nov 2022 6:19PM
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Markyb4 said..


Hi folks, does anyone have any experience repairing these kinds of scrapes on a tt rail? I'm unsure whether to leave it and ride (which I expect many will say) or make a repair. It doesn't seem like water is getting into the board yet, but if ought to do something with it as a preventative measure, then I'd like to know.
I was thinking just to apply an epoxy resin coating - using a product called Seacured UV Rez Epoxy, which (it says on the packaging) provides a tough and flexible finish. I'm thinking flexibility is important as the area will no doubt flex while the board is being ridden.
It's really just right on the edge of the rail - all the other stuff on the bottom of the deck is the graphics.

Any advice appreciated - thanks.


I seem to remember the edges are a P-tex type material, in a centimeter-thick(ish) bead around the edge. If it's not through to the core, I'd just ride and stop doing what you did. Doesn't look that bad to me.

Markyb4
WA, 27 posts
13 Nov 2022 6:47PM
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Nathe said..
Flip your footpads around and use the other edge on heel side?


I had the same idea, but because of the bolt inserts positions in the deck, the deck pads & straps can only be fixed to the deck one way.

Markyb4
WA, 27 posts
13 Nov 2022 6:55PM
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Kamikuza said..

Markyb4 said..


Hi folks, does anyone have any experience repairing these kinds of scrapes on a tt rail? I'm unsure whether to leave it and ride (which I expect many will say) or make a repair. It doesn't seem like water is getting into the board yet, but if ought to do something with it as a preventative measure, then I'd like to know.
I was thinking just to apply an epoxy resin coating - using a product called Seacured UV Rez Epoxy, which (it says on the packaging) provides a tough and flexible finish. I'm thinking flexibility is important as the area will no doubt flex while the board is being ridden.
It's really just right on the edge of the rail - all the other stuff on the bottom of the deck is the graphics.

Any advice appreciated - thanks.



I seem to remember the edges are a P-tex type material, in a centimeter-thick(ish) bead around the edge. If it's not through to the core, I'd just ride and stop doing what you did. Doesn't look that bad to me.


I think you're right mate and I don't think it is through to the core - seems like some sort of fibrous type material which I'm guessing is wrapped around the core. I've got some of that P-tex stuff somewhere, I might look to seal it off with that.

Ozone Kites Aus
NSW, 882 posts
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14 Nov 2022 12:39PM
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Hit it with some 240 grit wet sandpaper and then some 400 and then 800, it will look fine after that, the fibres are just some of the fibreglass and you've just roughed up the edges by scraping something.

Markyb4
WA, 27 posts
16 Nov 2022 4:51PM
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Ozone Kites Aus said..
Hit it with some 240 grit wet sandpaper and then some 400 and then 800, it will look fine after that, the fibres are just some of the fibreglass and you've just roughed up the edges by scraping something.


I reckon I'll do something like that and just keep an eye on it - will probably know soon enough if it's taking on water.
Thanks man!

THE PIN PULLER
WA, 444 posts
16 Nov 2022 9:05PM
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Just send it !!!!

Markyb4
WA, 27 posts
17 Nov 2022 10:33AM
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THE PIN PULLER said..
Just send it !!!!


Hahaha yeah man - that's right, cheers!

Plummet
4862 posts
22 Nov 2022 11:45AM
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Tis but a scratch. I agree. Smash it with a sanding block! I'd hit it with some 120grit first. Otherwise,grit you might be masturbating it for a while with 240 Grit.

Markyb4
WA, 27 posts
25 Nov 2022 1:17PM
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Plummet said..
Tis but a scratch. I agree. Smash it with a sanding block! I'd hit it with some 120grit first. Otherwise,grit you might be masturbating it for a while with 240 Grit.


Hahahaha yeah that's some good advice Plummet cheers ...looking forward to riding it tomorrow!



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