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  • Water going in through valve edge delam

    The deck surface layer around the vent valve on my FST Dominator has delaminated a bit. Since the layer near the circular edge of the valve has lifted, it allows small amounts of water to go in through the edge. To better illustrate the problem, attached is a photo showing a toothpick I have inserted into the delaminated space. What is the best way to fix that to prevent water from going in? Should I insert a small amount of superglue underneath the top surface layer to make it stick to the below layer? Or put some ding repair putty around the edge of the valve to seal the delaminated layer?

    Thanks in advance for any insight!



  • #2
    Can't see any photos, but if it was me I'd remove the valve completely, sand down through the damage, fill the area with a q-cell epoxy mix and then glass over that whole area with 2 patches of fibreglass and epoxy.

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    • #3
      Before you do anything you want to make sure the core is 100% dry though! Very important.

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      • Vessie
        Vessie commented
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        Phill - Thank you very much for your help and advice!

    • #4
      Sorry, my photos didn't come through earlier. Here they are again: http://www.firewiresurfboards.com/f/...iledataid=1475 http://www.firewiresurfboards.com/f/...iledataid=1474

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      • #5
        http://www.firewiresurfboards.com/pd...air_Manual.pdf There is some good info in here. Good luck.

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        • Vessie
          Vessie commented
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          pmorgan - Thanks for sending this link, this manual is very helpful indeed. Appreciate your time and help.

        • pmorgan
          pmorgan commented
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          No worries mate. I hate seeing a ding on a board and just twated my mini last week. I know a lot of folks are nervous about repairs to Fw boards from reading the forum,s. I think this PDF manual will give more folk the info and hopefully the confidence to have a go.
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