you can used a autoclave but you have to set it up to max of 300 degrees and 50lb of presser ,polypropylene foam will take this heat and presser ,polystyrene wont it will melt at 180 ,but you don't gain much from this process ,over a good wet layup unless you are using prepregs ....
Most of my boards are hand layup.
There are some Autoclave boards I have see that looked real interesting however they were $1200.
My high tech builds are purely for fun and mostly made in a Vacuum Bag.
The guys that use the autoclave do not use conventional materials for the core.
When I use 1.5 EPS I bag them.
Your right Polystryrene will melt in a autoclave.
yes i have had great succsess under skins but i was not using a colour
the rail fabric is there as a reinforcement more for impact than show carbon f###ks the performance in my builds
i was using white and then spraying it so it could not be seen but i am getting a few to gether to go with cork so i think the black grid will complement it no spraying. haa'' (am i dumb or what)
yes the further i get away from control freaks with material the better (but i do love my surfblank pinks)
I really like the nylon grid look. Huie what are you using for your deck and bottom cloth? I would love to make a board that actually lasts and feels good LOL
new carbon/kevlar flying fish quad,-- polypro foam blank, modifi-epoxy resin, 5 oz carbon kevlar 2x2 twill cloth,with a 6 oz aircraft tight weave cloth over the carbon/kevlar for sanding and extra strength will last for ever