The Factory is a full service facility. If you would like color on your board we offer airbrushing, pigment lamination and foam stains. Airbrushing offers more variety and detail but some airbrush colors are UV sensitive and can change over time. Pigment lamination is simply putting color into the fiberglass. This can be done with one color or
many colors to form an abstract, marble, tiger stripe or wood grain. But you are limited in design by the trimmed ends of the fiberglass. A foam stain is resin with pigment applied directly to the foam. Foam stain de
signs are usually the whole board or simple tape offs like rails or stripes. One big advantage to pigment is they will never change color. So, if you like a detailed design, order airbrush. However, if you want the color to last for 30 years, order pigment.
The Factory also does fabric inlays. Hawaiian prints are very popular but any design can be used as long as the fabric is thin and the ink does not bleed. The whole board can be covered or only a partial area. The Factory prefers to put pin lines on all fabric inlays. Pin lines can be done in black ink or color resin. If you choose to have a fabric inlay we highly recommend gloss polish.
The Factory’s standard glass job is two layers on the top and one layer on the bottom. Extra layers can be added at $1.00 per foot. The Factory uses Hexcel E Glass in 4oz, 6oz, 7.5oz silene and volan. We also carry Hexcel S-Cloth in 4oz and 6oz. The S-Cloth provides exceptional overall strength. Most of the big guns and pro Pipe boards get S-Cloth. If you are breaking boards you might want to consider paying a little extra for S-Cloth.
The Factory uses Silmar UV resin, which cures 100% in just 5 minutes. This gives the customer a board that is rock hard and ready to ride. Traditionally chemical catalyzed resins required a three week wait to get a 95% cure. If you like epoxy boards, The Factory also offers a lamination with Aluzine.
The Factory offers three finishes. First, our “pro sand” is sanded to 320 grit and is preferred by all the top pros for its crisp feel. Second, is our standard, which is called the “show room finish” which is a very shinny sand finish, excellent for stores or just making your board stand out in a crowd. Finally, The Factory’s gloss polish work is unmatched. If you have ordered a board that you consider art work, this is the finish you want.
To order a Custom Board fill out the form below and we will get back to you with a complete quote within 24 hours.
Phone: (808) 542-0589
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Hawaii Surf Factory
The Factory, LLC
PO Box 26192
Honolulu, HI 96825
Phone: (808) 542-0589