After the Lance Carson blew up like a balloon we finally opened her up and found the reason why. All the stringers were rotten. All three stringers were completely gone so the air force into the delam ran down the length of the board using the holes where the stringers used to be. You can [...]
Category Archives: Restorations
Someone found this Bob White under the Old Lifeguard station in Virginia Beach. As you can see by the original picture it was trashed. Thirteen inches of the nose was missing. Huge chunks were missing out of the sides and the glass was basically peeled all the way down top and bottom like a banana. [...]
We laid down the gloss top and bottom. Austin sanded her down with 400 grit top and bottom. Followed that up with 600 grit top and bottom. Then used compound and a new wool bonnet to polish out the board. Finally he used Surluster with a little teflon added to give it a final buff. [...]
After Austin laid down all the pigment Joe spends a little extra one on one time cleaning up the edges and sanding the whole thing down for the gloss.
After fixing the nose ding, a couple of other minor dings, and refoiling the fin, we rehotcoated the board and sanded the whole thing down with 100 grit. Next we taped off the original panel spots and Austin laid down the new pigment.
This is Austin using our Soft Pad with 100 grit to get around the rails, nose, tail, and fin.
Its time to break out the big Milwaukee’s with the 36 grit disc. This is something you shouldn’t try if you haven’t used one before. You can take the board down to the weave in seconds or take your knuckle down to the bone even quicker but thats another story. Notice how nice and bright [...]
I always talk about restorations like surgery. Your board can’t begin to heal until you have cut out all the bad stuff. In the case of the bing it wouldn’t be open heart surgery but not exactly out patient surgery either. The nose had some major damage and obvious previous repairs. During one of the [...]
This bing was in pretty good shape. A lot better than most of them we had worked on lately. The board had cracks at the base of the fin and the fin bead was worn down. This is very common for the older boards. A lot of them were dragging causing damage to the fin [...]
We laid down the gloss coat then sanded with 400 grit followed by 600 grit. Polished her up with rubbing compound and surluster. Nothing but the photo spread left to complete. The cool thing was that she was within ounces of the original weight.