Surfboard and Paddle board repairs in South Florida  Ding Repair Fort Lauderdale

Surfboard and Paddle board repairs in South Florida Ding Repair Fort Lauderdale

Surf World offers surfboard, paddleboard, skimboard repairs in South Florida. We fix polyester and epoxy boards and offer services from simple small dings that you just want water tight to full board restorations and complete paddle board repaints. Give us a call to discuss your needs. We fix, broken fins, snapped noses, crushed rails and more. We always use the highest quality materials in our repairs.

If you want to give fixing your own board a go, we have ding repair kits for poly and epoxy boards. 

If you want to repair your own board, here are some suggestions. 

Here is a general overview of the steps involved in repairing a surfboard ding:

  1. Gather your materials: You will need a fiberglass repair kit, which should include a resin, hardener, fiberglass cloth, and sandpaper. You may also need a heat gun or hairdryer to help cure the resin.

  2. Clean the area: Use sandpaper to rough up the surface around the ding. This will help the repair material to bond with the board. Wipe the area with a dry cloth to remove any dust or debris.

  3. Cut the fiberglass cloth: Cut a piece of fiberglass cloth to fit over the ding, leaving a few inches of excess on all sides.

  4. Mix the resin: Follow the instructions on the resin and hardener to mix the correct ratio. The resin should be thick but still workable.

  5. Apply the resin: Use a plastic spreader or putty knife to apply a thin layer of resin over the ding. Place the fiberglass cloth over the resin and smooth it down with the spreader.

  6. Apply a second layer of resin: Once the first layer has dried, apply a second layer of resin over the fiberglass cloth. Use the heat gun or hairdryer to help the resin cure, if necessary.

  7. Sand and polish: Once the resin has fully cured, use sandpaper to smooth the surface and remove any excess. Finish by polishing the area with a fine grit sandpaper or a polishing compound.

With a little patience and attention to detail, you can successfully repair a surfboard ding and get back in the water. It is a good idea to practice on a small, inconspicuous area before attempting to repair a larger ding.

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