I forgot about the Fin.. After a good sanding to blend in the reinforcement and keep the fin nice and thin and shaped, I coated with two coats of Sanding Resin mixed with Lemon Yellow Transparent Tint. The Board and Fin all got sanded with Oribital sander with 320 grit and some flat sanding forms with 320 grit and all the topcoats were blended flush and smooth. Most of the Pressure dings dissapeared.
From there I put my dustmaker away and used some flat forms and then some padded foms to wetsand with 400. I could go higher, but I like 400 grit wetsand because it still makes the board grippy in the water and not so slippery to grab where there is no wax. Very happy with this board. Took it out the other day. Easy to catch waves. Looks like some better swell headed our way soon.
Did you put it on a scale before you started?
Thanks, there is something about a saved board. It's different from making a new board. There is already history. Very happy with this board. I took it for a quick surf leaving my 4yrold on the beach the other day, so it was quick. But it was real easy to catch waves with and I could even ride it like a long board way up on the front. I didn't weigh the board prior but it's not much heavier at all. Not sure how these repairs would do with a thinner foam board, but this thing is 4" thick.
Those came out great. I would have taken them to the dump. Well done. I had a yellow board similar to your yellow boardway back when. Surfed horribly, but what do you want for 40 bucks. I have a beat up Yater spoon hanging in my laundry room. Sun baked and twisted. Your work gives me some inspiration. Mike
I moved here with no boards.. Got a Wavestorm for the kids. Restored that Lightning Bolt for ? $60? Seems like a good deal to me. Rides better than the Wavestorm..