I am building a new board and want to give it a cork deck...
So my my quick question is when to lam the cork?
with the hotcoat? with the glass?
Thx for your help and enlightment :)
Hello, maybe start here:
and get a feel for some the Sways members who have spoken to this.
I am not part of the choir.
Be safe, have fun. -J
Thx man :)
Yes i went trought the search and the thread you mentioned. It said with the glass... But i guess it would be way easier after glassing, tape it off and trim it after the bagging :) No messing with the rails n stuff.
So i just asked myself what other people are doing...
And bag it on after sanding, before hotcoat ,with a additional layer of glass underneath that doesn't go all the way to the edge of the pad. I cut the cork with a template, lay it on , tape around , then flip the cork.
Cut the glass , wet out both at the same time and put it back on using the tape as a guideline. Fix it with masking tape. Put a release layer over it to protect the bag . Then something to spread the vacuum, some nylon mesh, or toilet paper etc.. After cure I sand the cork down to the masking tape. Clean everything then hotcoat.
Thx for your answer :) I just decided to do both to two boards to gather experience. Seems the go with the whole deck needs some extra sanding work.
If you are vac bagging the board and you want an "exposed cork" deck like the drew tang lost and inspired surfboard models you are doing it wrong. If you want a traction deck made out of cork you received ok advice except for the most important part. Peel Ply on cork surface with vac bagging then peel off for a perfect, as in no sanding, no drama, perfect traction cork application. If you are using any cork product other than the engineered core cork brand you are rolling the dice on final product effectiveness. If you live on Oahu feel free to contact me for further instruction. Pic peel ply coming off vac bag of cork. this was going to be an exposed cork product
traction deck post build
glassed over cork boards
Great work as usual Charlie.