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A short montage of an old stripped down and re-shaped longboard, being vacuum glassed.
Learned this alternative lamination technique from the old man, who used to glass his boards like this back in the days, to keep the sticky resin sealed, making the thinnest and strongest lamination and almost eliminating all the sanding and shit you usually need for that neat and glossy finish.
So here's how it's done:
1. This is only possible using epoxy resin. Polyester will make that plastic wrapping melt right away.
2. Tighten the wrapping as hard as you can without making stretch marks, by taping it up on the other side of the deck.
3. Work the resin around to make sure all fibres are wet and move ALL air bubbles by pushing them to the rails and around. This creates the vacuum. When all the air bubbles are gone, move all the excess epoxy away in the same way.
4. Now you have an even, thin layer of resin on the entire board. Make it cure and as soon as it's all hardened, remove the plastic wrapping and voilá - You'll have a glass job as smooth as the plastic.
That's it, man.
This may not be the ultimate way to laminate, but sure as hell makes a pretty functional alternative.