Mako edge repair
Posted: 20 July 2009 04:34 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hello,

My Mako took a beating on some rocks.  It held up amazingly!  Amazing product.

It has some scuffs on the edges.  I have fixed many pairs of skiis, but never boards.  It looks like i could just wet sand the side rails with increasing grit, as the Mako has the ABS plastic rails.  Are the rails thick enough for some sanding, or should i epoxy fill the edge first.

Any tips?

Thanks,
Geoff

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Posted: 20 July 2009 06:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Not sure about the sanding question…but make sure the board is sealed up after…water inside will weaken the board considerably!

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Posted: 20 July 2009 02:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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yep, if it are minor scratches you can sand them a bit, if they are deeper or starting delaminations you can try some epoxy adhesive, you can make a “dike” from tape around the spot you want to fill, and cast in some pox. Wait for it to fully cure, file and sand afterwards.
Like Dave says, make sure the board is dry.

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Posted: 21 July 2009 04:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thanks guys.  I will give it a try.  only one small spot looks deep enough for epoxy.  Will take some work to get the edges nice and flat.  I dont know the engineering principles in the boards upwind / carve ability, but i hope flattening the edges gets it back.

Geoff

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