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Can tape do a temporary fix on a board ?
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U2U2U2



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:32 pm    Post subject: Can tape do a temporary fix on a board ? Reply with quote

Tested 555 FLEXFIX , Metallized Polypropylene Film with Acrylic Adhesive. Comes in metric sizes, 3.10mils thick. Color metal or black
Tested at 7581 F, at 6250 elevation, under mostly controlled conditions.
Board a dumpster find, color grey. Fin box Trim-Box, hole through hull to secure to fin .

Board was cleaned with Mr. Clean (what else ? ) Goo Gone, H20. Dried, sun and heat gun.
Tape applied over box centered on hole, then reinforced with overlap layers using a pixel program union. Total 3 segments of the tape. See photo :




The box was filled with H20 using the top side hole, side your feet go on.
Let set undistrubed , all care to prevent kittens from ripping tape, for 1.75hours.

Absolutely no water came around the tape.
To simulate wave and pounding water a garden hose was secured, green with yellow stripe , under highest pressure water was shot at the exposed tape edges, again NO damage , at this point things are looking really good.

Photo 2. After exhausting tests of the 555 NO damage/fray /looseness was noticeable by the lab.
A side note improvement would be on a box, place a thin but fairly rigid cover over then hole prior to the 555 tape install to form a stiffer surface.
We recommend the silver color here at Colorado All things Fins., and Colorado Board Co.



No decernable leakage or movement of the 555 tape
No animals were harmed prior/during or after .

The link below is an Inside Edition test of tape: Draw you own conclusion.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AoeApal458Y

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can you get it off......without a major PIA.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kmf wrote:
can you get it off......without a major PIA.
KMF


Do you have a peacock or cat ?

What duration should it remain on ?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the Windsurfers I know have a better supply of spare boards than they do of repair tape.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bwahahahaha,

+2 so true, but usually not with them when they crack a board.

-Craig

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All the Windsurfers I know have a better supply of spare boards than they do of repair tape.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

westender wrote:
All the Windsurfers I know have a better supply of spare boards than they do of repair tape.


Thank you! That made me laugh too. So true.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

someone at Crissy actually did a full nose repair of a board with Flex Tape lol

Further future follow up will be noted here

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Some tears but came off mostly intact , with little effort.

Does leave some glue.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It really doesn't take much of a fiberglass repair kit to do permanent repairs at the beach if you don't have another board or can't wait to get back to the shop.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job on the test U2.

How about a... Test, Part 2. Where you test it on a super textured board deck. Many beach or mast dings happen at the beach to the top of the board.

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