How do I repair a SUP?
I dinged my SUP board. Now what?
All EPS/Epoxy boards can invariably get dinged or damaged. It's almost a guarantee that in the boards lifetime it will get a ding. In the event your board is penetrated through the outer epoxy/glassing skin, you need to get it repaired before taking the board back in the water. If you don't properly seal your board before entering the water again you risk getting permanent water damage into the foam of your board.
To repair the ding yourself, we highly recommend using Solarez for SUP as your paddle board repair kit. It's basically a tube of resin that you squeeze into a hole in your board that will solidify when exposed to UV. Its a super easy and quick fix.
How to fix a ding using epoxy resin
- You first need to prepare the hole in your board. Cut out all of the loose and cracked fiberglass and foam with a utility knife.
- Once it's a "clean" hole, find a place out of the sun and squeeze the Solarez into the hole, trying to smoothly even out the epoxy.
- Next take it out in the sun and let it cure/dry in direct sunlight for about 5 minutes.
- Once it dries, use sandpaper to sand the the hardened epoxy down to match the original form of the board.