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    Default DIY Surf Deck

    Ive been wanting to do this for a while and since work has shut down i decided to get started a few weeks ago. I basically followed aerolland's design from this thread.

    https://forum.moomba.com/showthread....f-Platform-DIY

    I'm not done yet but this is where i am at so far:

    First picture is the shape and size compared to the oem swim deck.

    2nd picture is after the first coat of epoxy mixed with a black die. I thought this would be better than using clear epoxy and painting it later.

    3rd picture is after sanding down the first coat starting with 80grit down to 220grit. There was a lot of dripping that happened over the edges (you can see it in the picture) so a fair amount of sanding was needed. I kind of like the dull "matte" finish look.

    4th picture is after the 2nd coat of epoxy. I did a much better job on the 2nd coat but will still sand down to probably something like a 2000grit and then polish to get the high gloss look back so it matches the boat.

    I'll update as i get more done.
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    Looks great!


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    Looks great. What products did you use for your epoxy


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    Quote Originally Posted by 996scott View Post
    I’ve worked with similar stuff, but only clear. What did you use to add the black in?

    Just a little trick I also learned if you use a heat gun or really lightly use a torch it sucks the bubbles out quicker. (Yours looks awesome, just curious if you heated it?)

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    this is the dye i used. only need a few drops mixed in and it worked awesome.

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Yea i did use both a torch and a heat gun to get the bubbles out. I watched a lot of videos on how to do it otherwise i ever would have guessed to use heat. Thanks, it turned out pretty good, not perfect but pretty good.
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    How much epoxy did you end up using?
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    i ended up buying two of the quart size. After doing the first layer i realized i was going to need another quart for the 2nd layer. I have about 1/3 of the 2nd quart left over but may end up using it to make some "lifts" to raise it up some. Haven't started to mount it to the brackets yet so i don't know how high or low it will sit compared to the oem one.
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    Looks great! I love the black tint in the epoxy, I will do that to the next one I build, if there is a next one. My current one is holding up strong so far! Glad to have been able to contribute to someone else's DIY abilities!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 996scott View Post
    this is the dye i used. only need a few drops mixed in and it worked awesome.

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Yea i did use both a torch and a heat gun to get the bubbles out. I watched a lot of videos on how to do it otherwise i ever would have guessed to use heat. Thanks, it turned out pretty good, not perfect but pretty good.
    I did my bathroom counter with a clear epoxy with metallic flake. It turned out awesome (I did clear over the old formica that was painted black).

    The torching was fun!!!!

    I like how yours turned out. looks awesome. Makes me want to epoxy something on my boat!!! Especially since I have a ton of silver flake left over! LOL.
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