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Re: Deck Pads on custom SUP
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2018, 07:35:56 PM »
Full on custom!

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Re: Deck Pads on custom SUP
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2018, 12:43:43 AM »
what glue does everyone use for pads ?

I have tried a few spray glues- which were all terrible. And I tried some large gel type super glues which worked but we're £££ and looks a little too permanent.

No need for a new deck pad for me yet but I do have a few areas that need gluing down

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Re: Deck Pads on custom SUP
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2018, 05:04:17 AM »
Dap Welwood contact cement Gel formula.

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Re: Deck Pads on custom SUP
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2018, 08:59:42 AM »
Dap Welwood contact cement Gel formula.

Thanks for the tip on the above cement. It is most welcomed and appreciated by me.
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Re: Deck Pads on custom SUP
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2019, 10:04:19 AM »
Just picked some of this up and going to give it a try. Have some spots that are coming up. Hopefully can make the pad last a few more seasons.

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Re: Deck Pads on custom SUP
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2019, 08:44:02 AM »
Aloha Jim,
The hard part is getting the old pad off...looks like a nice job...but, seems like the pads that I have customized with multiple pieces end up being little sand traps...
We have lots of pads in stock that help to make a re-pad job easier...including a newer stock version of the OEM pad that originally came with your board...

Our stock 8 piece SUP pad set is lightweight…just 1.5# for 76″ x 26″ of coverage…closed cell EVA foam…non-H20 absorbing…highest quality 3M 9786 peel & stick adhesive…several layout options…comfortable…diamond grip traction…black…embossed PVC logo…we also have an optional stomper tail piece with integrated ramp on the way...

https://supsports.com/stoked/sup-deck-pad-options
Wardog, sometimes my desire to try something new and be creative is greater than my common sense and ability to recognize that there is probably an easier way.  Cutting and pieceing that Mahalo pad together was probably 5 times more work than getting one of your pads installed.  However, I learned lessons about pad installation and removal, and it is a completely different feel.  For what we use the board for, it works really nicely.  Time will tell if durability and usability hold up.  Given an option, I'd install the pad you put on my longhammer.  Given the materials on hand, I went the arts and crafts route.