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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Ding All Surfboard Repair Kit should I purchase?

Check out this video describing the difference between each Ding All and SunCure repair kits.

Why are thruster fins towed in on an angle?

No one can give you a correct answer, They should be placed straight to eliminate drag, look at the fins on a fighter jet, they spend hours in tunnel testing and they are not angled, but placed straight.

Sun Cure Website

Check out suncure.com

Are resin tints added to the laminating coat or sanding coat?

Add resin tints to the laminating coat only.

Can Surf Source resin Pigments be used in epoxy resin as well?

Yes, SS Pigments can be used for both types of resin.

How much wax solution should I add to the polyester resin.

Refer to this Additive Mixing Chart

How much MEKP Catalyst should I add to the polyester resin.

Refer to this Additive Mixing Chart

What firmness of sanding pad do I use to take down fin boxes, leash cups and fin plugs?

The harder the better.

When building a board using Sun Cure Resin, do I still have to wait 1 week or more before I can ride it?

Sun Cure laminations only have a post cure of 12 hours. After that resin is completely cured.

Where can I find in depth information on fins?

Check out surf fins website.

Where can I find in depth information on surfboards?

Check out all about surfboards website

Where can I find in depth information on How to Build a Surfboard?

Check out How to build your first surfboard website

Epoxy Amine Blush: How can you get rid of it?

Amine blush is water-soluble, so it’s very simple to clean away. All you need to do is reach for a plant spray container, some warm soapy water and a Scotch Brite pad. Spray the affected surface with the water, wash thoroughly using the pad, wipe dry with paper towels and you’re done. It’s that easy.

Epoxy Amine Blush: Do all epoxies create amine blush?

While slower hardeners will create less blush than faster-curing epoxies, in my experience it’s best to assume that some amine blush will form whenever you’re using an amine based epoxy system. After all, it’s extremely straightforward and quick to get rid of, while the alternative – assuming that no blush is present, only to discover that it is after you’ve tried to sand or bond to the surface – can be more painful and a lot more time-consuming.