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Need Advice -- Replacement Deck Pad
« on: November 12, 2017, 01:00:49 PM »
Gents--  the deck pad on my L41 is coming off after about a year of use.  I have re-glued it with epoxy several times, duct taped it several times, and it just keeps peeling off.  It's now gotta be removed and replaced.

Options as I see them:

1. Wax and standard tail pad -- this is cheapest as I would not need to have the residual adhesive removed.

2. RS Pro Hexatraction and standard tail pad

3.  New full deck pad w/ tail pad

For those who have had to replace deck pads, or who just have experience with different set-ups, what do you think is the best option?  And for those who suggest option #3, what deck pad(s) do you recommend?

Thanks in advance!

Alex

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Re: Need Advice -- Replacement Deck Pad
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2017, 02:05:23 PM »
I order mine from King’s paddlesports - next time use contact cement to re glue the deck pad.
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Re: Need Advice -- Replacement Deck Pad
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 02:16:58 PM »
I've used 3M spray can contact cement to reglue my L41 deck pad.  Works extremely well, no issues since the reglue.  I believe this is the same stuff they use from the factory.
L41 SIMSUP S4 - 7'4" x 30 1/4" x 4 1/2" 112L
L41 SIMSUP S5 - 7'6" x 27 1/2" x 4 3/16" 106L
L41 SIMSUP S4 - 7'8" x 31"x 4 1/2" 122L - Modded w/ a King's TUT Tuttle box and using a King's foil.
L41 SIMSUP S4 - 7'10" x 30 1/4" x 4 1/2" 120L

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Re: Need Advice -- Replacement Deck Pad
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 04:10:43 PM »
Newps, thanks.  How did you do the re-glue?  Did you sand/remove any of the residual adhesive on the deck of the board?  How did you keep the pad down once set?   Books or weights?

Thanks again

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Re: Need Advice -- Replacement Deck Pad
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 05:04:27 PM »
Gents--  the deck pad on my L41 is coming off after about a year of use.  I have re-glued it with epoxy several times, duct taped it several times, and it just keeps peeling off.  It's now gotta be removed and replaced.

Options as I see them:

1. Wax and standard tail pad -- this is cheapest as I would not need to have the residual adhesive removed.

2. RS Pro Hexatraction and standard tail pad

3.  New full deck pad w/ tail pad

For those who have had to replace deck pads, or who just have experience with different set-ups, what do you think is the best option?  And for those who suggest option #3, what deck pad(s) do you recommend?

Thanks in advance!

Alex
I've used all three setups. My personal preference- FCS dimple pad and a traditional surfboard tail pad.

Hexatraction did not have the versatility to go from bare feet to booties. And I'm in booties half the year.

I love wax as an option. But not dealing with it ( melting, reapplying, not able to stack boards, boards get was all over the car)  made me ditch it.

Still looking for a cheap soft cover that will allow me to go back to wax on one of my boards. Till then FCS and tailpad.



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Re: Need Advice -- Replacement Deck Pad
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2017, 05:19:57 PM »
Use blue tape to mask off any areas you don't want the cement on.  Also cover you hands with disposable gloves.  It's messy stuff and shoots out of the can like a fire hose.  I would spray some on a piece of cardboard and then use Popsicle sticks to move it around and in all the corners.  I pulled back the section that was coming up a little and cleaned it out of sand and any old glue.  Don't use too much or it makes a mess, oozes out and makes the drying time longer.  The stuff is strong, anything that is coated will stick to the board.  I used misc 1 gallon plastic jugs filled with water or whatever was in them to hold it in place while it dried overnight.  It's been at least 9 months since the repare and no issue. 
« Last Edit: November 12, 2017, 05:21:50 PM by Newps »
L41 SIMSUP S4 - 7'4" x 30 1/4" x 4 1/2" 112L
L41 SIMSUP S5 - 7'6" x 27 1/2" x 4 3/16" 106L
L41 SIMSUP S4 - 7'8" x 31"x 4 1/2" 122L - Modded w/ a King's TUT Tuttle box and using a King's foil.
L41 SIMSUP S4 - 7'10" x 30 1/4" x 4 1/2" 120L

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Re: Need Advice -- Replacement Deck Pad
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2017, 06:30:00 PM »
Just get the $5 brush on contact cement and a cheap $1 small paint brush way more cleaner application than spraying it, no need to mask anything off.
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Re: Need Advice -- Replacement Deck Pad
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2017, 08:42:16 PM »
Contact cement gets my vote just brush to both surfaces don’t stick it down right away let it dry for about 10-15 min. Then press together always seems to work.

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Re: Need Advice -- Replacement Deck Pad
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2017, 09:35:18 AM »
This is some of the best alternative grip currently available imo...
http://www.surfcohawaii.com/Wax-Mat-s/159.htm
It has better grip than the RS Pro Hex.
https://www.standupzone.com/forum/index.php/topic,30649.0.html
« Last Edit: November 14, 2017, 09:38:16 AM by 2Rivers »
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Re: Need Advice -- Replacement Deck Pad
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2017, 04:10:04 PM »
Hydro Turf Performance traction - lots of color choices - lots of different traction designs - big pads available for very wide SUPs

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Re: Need Advice -- Replacement Deck Pad
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2017, 07:26:53 PM »
I've done several full replacement jobs on pads.  Lot's of great options out there that are very personally specific, but deck pad jobs take time to get them done right.   

My two cents:  Don't peel it off just yet.  Keep the original pad and try to work the contact cement solution, or experiment with crazy glue or a hot glue gun.  Use all that time saved scraping and prepping for a new pad to surf more, take a few naps, drink a few beers, chase the wife around the house, etc.

Love the one you're with....
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Re: Need Advice -- Replacement Deck Pad
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2017, 07:40:31 PM »
Use all that time saved scraping and prepping for a new pad to surf more, take a few naps, drink a few beers, chase the wife around the house, etc.

Love the one you're with....

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Re: Need Advice -- Replacement Deck Pad
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2017, 08:21:52 PM »
Use all that time saved scraping and prepping for a new pad to surf more, take a few naps, drink a few beers, chase the wife around the house, etc.

Love the one you're with....

Gary, I knew there was a hippie hiding under that bald head:)

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Re: Need Advice -- Replacement Deck Pad
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2017, 01:28:31 PM »
I am using a on a mission deck pad them hex traction and then a tail pad.