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My JP snapped in half, can it be fixed ????
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DanWeiss



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Srufalex, I tend to agree with most who say that you could fix it yourself but the amount of money you would save depends greatly on the power tools you already own or can access freely. Yes, you could do all the work by hand, but that's a great deal of finessed internal work to beef up the structure and hours and hours and hours of sanding. The less experience a laminator has, the greater experience in sanding the laminator will gain.

The weight of your board will also suffer greatly unless you manage to get the perfect saturation ratio. That's not as easy as it sounds. Most repair people already have a flat lamination table topped with glass or plexi that produces bubble-free saturation from the three-step process of wetting out a panel. You certainly can find a flat surface like cardboard to do small pieces, but you will discover only after the piece fails to fully cure that the cardboard absorbed some of the hardener.

If you want to fix your board, go for it. The process can be very rewarding, but know that your repair may not be light let alone safe.

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dogalone



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

would not bother unless you are trying to build a 2 piece, take down board to easily fit in a mini cooper
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yvanboniec



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:59 am    Post subject: Baffled Reply with quote

Simply awesome
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NolimitzWind



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say support the industry and go buy a new board. Hell, go buy a used one for $300

nail that thing to the wall, laugh and enjoy some beers with your bros while thinking of all the great sessions
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starik333



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NolimitzWind wrote:
I say support the industry and go buy a new board. Hell, go buy a used one for $300

nail that thing to the wall, laugh and enjoy some beers with your bros while thinking of all the great sessions

+1
Get new board!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Baffled Reply with quote

yvanboniec wrote:
Simply awesome


Razz

right now after your other potential projects, I would say this is just a fixer upper for you Yvan !

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benspikey



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a great time to get a used/new board..
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westender



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope you didn't drive far out of your way to see about getting that repaired. Sheesh.

I had a car that accidentally got caught in a car crusher. After getting some estimates to fix the damage and knowing it would have a salvaged title, I decided not to have it repaired.
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joew



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could take it to the next swap meet and put a sign on it, "Half Price" Smile
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