About Solarez SUP Epoxy Repair Putty
Solarez is our #1 recommendation for fixing EPS foam plus epoxy resin stand
up paddle boards. It's a clear, high strength, fiber reinforced epoxy resin
repair putty mixture. To fix your board, you simply cut away any loose foam
and fiberglass and squeeze in the clear gel roughly replacing the void. It's
called "Solarez" because it cures (dries and hardens) when sunlight
is introduced, so you can basically work on your project in the garage and then
walk it outside to cure the whole process in under 5 minutes. Once it dries,
you can just sand it down to the original shape of your board. The result is
a 100% waterproof repair, and you're safe to take your board back in the water.
How Solarez is Different
Traditionally, repairing a surfboard is a somewhat tricky project with a lot
of room for human error to screw up the final result... and it's permanent.
Conventional repair involves mixing resin with a hardening agent in precise
ratios. Once you start the process, the hardening begins and you have x number
of minutes to get everything right before it all hardens up. There isn't a lot
of room for mistakes, and worse if you get the ratios off even as little as
5% and you've other problems such as a repair that will never fully cure or
harden. Solarez takes out the human error of mixing resins and hardeners, and
then separates the preparation time from the curing time as you can prep your
repair out of the sun and then just walk out into the sun and cure it when you're
ready. It cures in about 3-5 minutes.