Showing posts with label Glassing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Glassing. Show all posts

May 10, 2018

Mini Bob Simmons Resin Tints

Here are some designs I put together for the Mini Bob Simmons board. I really liked the way the blunt nose longboard came out so am thinking of doing something similar. I typically see these boards done clear or with a solid one color tint, so I want to try something different. I also wanted to give the board an appearance of being wider and shorter than it really is, that is why I did horizontal lines. Any preferences???

January 19, 2009

Surfboard Resin High

I thought it was me getting high from the sweet smell of resin, but I guess I just had the shakes from skipping lunch.

Hotcoating the Longboard

For some reason, the photos I took didn't come out very clear. So, this is what I managed to salvage. Next step.... Sanding. I hate sanding!

Lamination Complete

A definite experience laminating four different colors. I felt very rushed and actually barely had enough resin mixed up for each color. I initially had each color in a plastic disposable party cup, but didn't realize, by the time I got to the last color, the cup started to melt and the bottom of the cup busted. You could imagine the mess I had on my hands.

Ready to Start Glassing

Preparing the Pigment

I spent a little time a night before preparing the colors for the Blunt Nose Longboard. The colors came out slightly different than the preliminary design that I rendered, but it should look pretty good.

January 11, 2009

Designs for the Blunt Nose Longboard

Here are some designs that I put together for the Blunt Nose Longboard. Not sure which one I will go with yet. I am kinda leaning toward the third one from the left. Any input? Leave a comment.....

November 14, 2008

Surfboard Glassing Guide

Here is a surfboard glassing guide/schedule that I put together. I wanted a chart that would help me figure out the amount of catalyst to put into the resin - based off of the outside temperature and fall within the time frame I wanted before it kicks. It's kind of been a guess work for me, so I am hoping this will help out.

This guide is broken down in three sections - Lamination, Hotcoat and Gloss. The measurements are in CCs instead of drops or percentage. Also included is the amount of Surfacing Agent (Wax) to put when making the hotcoat. I modified the amount of MEKP CCs per ounce of resin to fit with the kick times I wanted. So adjust the amount of catalyst to get different kick times.

Anyway, if you guys use this guide, let me know if you how it works out for you. I haven't tested all measurements yet, so make sure you do a test batch. Depending on many factors like weather and the amount of pigment you put into the resin, the outcome will definitely vary. So... do this is at your own risk.

If you can, post your experience, comments or suggestions to make this better. Hopefully it will help out other fellow DIY surfboard builders.

Click Here to Download the Glassing Guide

September 29, 2008

The Icing on the Cake

Sanding is all done and now goes on the gloss.

Here is the Gloss Mix:

Gloss Resin: 24oz
Catalyst: 15cc
SA: None
Pigment: None
Env Temp: 73 F

It kicked about in about 15 minutes. It looks like candy right now - shiny and all. Hopefully it will stay like that when I polish it.

No more sanding please!

I am getting a little tired of sanding. It has been a little frustrating for me only because I keep on sanding a little too much. You'll notice at the tip of the board that I sanded the black off. Jeeeeez! Got to do more touch-up work.

Here is a picture of the leash loop that I just glassed on. As you can tell, it needs some SANDING. Jeeeeez. Anway, I am pretty excited about this because this is going to be the first board I own with a glassed on leash loop. All my other boards have that drill through fin box thingy. That is nice and all, but wanted to try something different. I hope the placement is correct and won't get in the way.

September 22, 2008

Adding the Last Pigment Color

September 14, 2008

So So Shiny!

Hotcoated the other side. Love the drippies - except when it's on my skin.

I knew glassing was a messy job, but geeze! Definitely need a drip tray for the next glass job. The stuff tracks everywhere - And you were laughing at my floor lining.

It's Hotcoat Time!!!

It turned out to be a lot easier than laminating. I ended up using 3 teaspoons of white pigment to get it a little more opaque. Seems to be just the right amount.

Here is the Hotcoat Mix:

Resin: 32oz
Catalyst: 25cc
SA: 10cc
Pigment: 3 teapoons
Env Temp: 76 F

Another Photo Before Hotcoating

What a Mess!

Who spilled the milk?

This isn't what you think it is. And no, I am not lactating!

I should call this board "The Nipple".
Hmmm - From this point forward, it shall be called THE NIPPLE!!!
Jason, stop salivating!

Lamination Complete

Laps cut and finally ready to move on to the hotcoat. I think I should of used more pigment in the lamination resin. I only used one teaspoon and it still looks transparent. Maybe with a white haze.

Cutting the Laps

After the lamination hardened (still tacky - maybe 3/4 way cured), I started cutting the lapsThis is what the cut laps looked like.

Now masking the laps for the other side.

Laminating the Bottom

Alright, the bottom lamination is all done. Sorry I didn't take pictures as I don't have anyone to take my action shots.

Anyways, the idiot I am.... I wasn't wearing a shirt and those wonderful resin drips that fell all over my arm, started burning! Enduring the pain until I finished, I ran over to the acetone to clean the drips off. Again, idiot.... Come to find out that acetone takes everything dissolved in it right into your bloodstream, through your skin!!! Hopefully I'll survive.

Here is what I mixed up for the resin:
Resin: 40oz
Catalyst: 10cc
Pigment: 1 teapoon (white)
Env Temp: 76 F

After laminating, it didn't seem like it was gelling like it was suppose too. Like I would really know - I have never done this before. After reading all those threads regarding the resin not kicking, I started to get a little concerned that it would never harden. But, it was doing what it was suppose too. It wouldn't be burning my arm if it wasn't. Just to be sure, I ended up bringing down a heater to elevate the temperature a bit. It probably got to about 79 degrees.

Glassing Prep

4 oz E glass trimmed and ready to go. 1 layer for the bottom and 2 x 4 oz for the deck.

I actually used a laser printer on the rice paper instead of an ink-jet. It would of worked better if i would of used a better laser. Mine didn't print blacks too well - weird since it's only a black and white printer.

Here is the resin with white pigment added to the one on the right. The left one is there just in case I need to mix more in a hurry.

Preparing for the Laps

Here is the lap line drawn out using that contraption magigi.

Masked the lap with some good 3M tape.

All Covered Up.

Ready to start glassing.!!!