Hi, I am Shell Michael. I am here with Expert
Village and today we are going to be doing a series on how to surf. So you get a ding
on your board. Pretty bummed out whether it is good or a brand new board or a used board
getting a ding is never fun, but sometimes fixing them can be. There are a few simple
ways you can do it. A man’s best friend would probably be duct tape. You can fix anything
with duct tape so women keep that in mind, duct tape is very handy. Cute stickers would
be great it depends on what size of the ding. You could just go to your local surf shop
and pick out something nice and kind of just cover it up. Those are just like temporary
though. You never want to use this for really long term because it will not really last.
A sticker will come off, the tape will come unglued. Another thing that you can use is
wax where you can just kind of roll it up into a little ball. It is almost like putty
and you just kind of shove it right in that hole and it is great because it is water resistant.
It is not going to retain any water, it kind of works good. So you can put the wax on and
a sticker over the wax to cover it so its not really that funky looking. There are things
called solar reds too that you can get at your local surf shops. It is just like a little
tubing. It almost looks like shoe glue and pretty much you just kind of squeeze it out,
put it in there. It comes with a little piece of like sandpaper. Sometimes they have thrown
a little piece of like a fiberglass filament that you can kind of put over it. It depends.
It is pretty self-explanatory. It is like steps one, two three, and then you just put
it in the sun. It is very important to fix your dings right away because you don’t want
your foam, you don’t want to get waterlogged, even if it is a small ding. Sometimes they
start out small and the more you take your board out the bigger it will get or it will
kind of just start peeling away. And then you have more damage, you have more water
in your board and then it just gets more expensive.