Review: Brudda Brand Epoxy Ding Repair
By: Review Staff
Friday, 07 September 2007
Dings are a common issue with stand up paddle surfers, especially for those starting out and those riding big waves. It's inevitable that the paddle is going to jump to the side and..."crunch"...put a hole in the side of your board. It happens, and sometimes you don't even notice until you're out of the water rinsing off your board. it's just part of the sport. We've seen Brudda Brand Bulletproof Epoxy Ding Repair on the homepage
of Stand Up Paddle Surfing Magazine for some time now, and it's about time we
did a review on the product.
Brudda Brand claims to be quick and easy, so we put it to the test, and it passed with flying colors. Brudda Brand has the consistency of clay or play dough. We broke off a piece and mixed it with our fingers, then filled the ding and smoothed it out with a wet finger. It was extremely easy to work with. The Bulletproof product dried and the board was ready to go back in the water in less than 5 minutes. When it dried as fast as it did, we were sold. The product activated itself so we didn't need to put the board out in the sun or anything to fix the ding.
S.U.P. Surf Mag editor, Nate was stoked to learn that
there was steel in the product. We probably shouldn't say, but he was
so tired of dinging-repairing his board that, one time, he went to the
hardware store, bought some adhesive metal "Men's Room" sticker-signs
for doors, and cut them into strips to stick on the rail of his board.
He probably would have taken it in the water that way had he not cut
his finger on it when he was almost finished. Now, he's stoked on
The only downside to the product, is it dries white, or grey. The
good news is it can be painted to match your board. We don't recommend
Brudda Brand for deep gashes toward the center of the board if you are
going to be in heavy surf. Since the repair is going to be stronger
than the rest of the board, it may create a stress point where the
board flexes. However for minor knicks, dings, and even deep dings
towards the tail or the nose, we gave Brudda Brand two thumbs up.www.bruddabrand.com