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  • Understanding Thermal Shock When Fiberglassing Surfboards
    June 30, 2024

    Understanding Thermal Shock When Fiberglassing Surfboards

    Fiberglassing surfboards involves applying a resin (a type of liquid plastic) to the surfboard to make it strong and smooth. However, if the resin and the surfboard blank (the foam core of the surfboard) are at different temperatures, it can cause thermal shock, leading to problems like uneven curing, orange peel texture, cracks, and air bubbles. Let's explore what thermal shock is, how it happens, and how to avoid it.
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  • Understanding Epoxy Resin Crystallization and How to Re-Liquify It
    June 30, 2024

    Understanding Epoxy Resin Crystallization and How to Re-Liquify It

    Epoxy resin is a versatile material used in various industries, from surfboards, to construction, to crafts. However, one common issue users encounter is crystallization. Understanding how and why epoxy resin crystallizes, the temperatures at which this occurs, and how to effectively re-liquify the resin can help maintain its usability and extend its shelf life. This blog post will delve into the science behind epoxy resin crystallization and provide practical methods to restore crystallized resin to it's liquid state.
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  • New Silmar 2880 Polyester resin is tougher and brighter!
    October 11, 2023

    New Silmar 2880 Polyester resin is tougher and brighter!

    Daryl Francis, Business Manager - West, announced today that Interplastic Corporation is offering a new acrylic modified polyester surfboard resin. “We are very excited about our new product, SIL66BE-2880, which has been tested by professional team riders in international competitions...

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  • Fiberglassing with Epoxy Resin
    January 23, 2023

    Fiberglassing with Epoxy Resin

    Surfboard fiberglassing with epoxy resin is a popular method for creating a durable, lightweight, and high-performance surfboard. The process involves applying layers of fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin to the surfboard's foam core, creating a strong and stiff structure that...

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