Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Seal Inner/exposed edge
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  • #567202
    Tophervw
    203 Posts

    all right the deal is done, split my libtech rock deck for BC use this year. What is the best way to seal the inner/exposed edge w/ the core. the volie indications suggest varithane or enamel paint. I am just curious if there is a better product for this task….epoxi, co-polimer, etc? I have already assembled the hardware which my prove problematic as i cant increase the material inbetween each half so much that everything dosent clip together right. I was choiceless in the procedure as i only had access to the shop i used for a few hrs.

    thanks in advance for the input. Also looking for split partners in the WA Area from baker to Muir..

    cheers
    TOphervw

    #584545
    burton
    329 Posts

    youse epoxi with long open time – grind the wood with 60er sandpapper.
    lay in the epoxi glass roving .

    burton

    #584546
    Jon Dahl
    384 Posts

    I’ve been using varethane on mine, but may consider using some sort of epoxy on the one I’m doing up now. Mine have been just fine though, so as long as you do something you’ll be ok. There are a few of us up here near Baker, so finding partners should be no problem.

    #584547
    jack
    323 Posts

    hey topher, email me and we will get some turns.

    jon, i havent found any other splitters to ride with, you know something i dont? 😉

    #584548
    Jon Dahl
    384 Posts

    Well, you an I, and whoever we get to join up on the site will make a “few”. I did see a couple of “unknown” to me splitters on the Sunday I hiked Baker, so there is hope. 😀

    #584549
    Tophervw
    203 Posts

    Jack i already have e-mail you on the TAY side of things…

    Would like to get out on the hill soon, however, gonna be snowcamping and riding at rainer this weekend, then thanksgiving weekend throws a kink in things, but after that Im down
    Cheers

    #584550
    NoKnees
    336 Posts

    As Burton said, if you use epoxy, use the slowest curing/hardening/setting epoxy you can find. These, after drying, will stay a bit softer, retaining their flexibility unlike the quickdry ones. Good two part epoxies are rated anywhere from a couple minutes to 24 hours… Anything in the “hours” rather than “minutes” is a good bet. I’ve done this for various sidewall and other repairs on my resort boards with good success…

    Greg - NoKnees

    #584551
    burton
    329 Posts

    @NoKness

    and dont forget the glass roving !!!
    make a test – and you have no problems withe stones – at climb up modus ,

    burton

    #584552
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    what’s “glass roving”? 🙂

    #584553
    NoKnees
    336 Posts

    Hmmm… yah, missed that part… Looks to be a type of fiberglass type reinforcment.

    Burton, do you have any links to suppliers for this stuff? I’m sure some simple biax glass cloth cut in a strip would work, but would be interested in other options… Haven’t played much with that kinda stuff, yet…

    Greg - NoKnees

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