This video goes through each detailed step required in order to install FCS X2 fin plugs.
These are the items used in order of appearance:
Xtra Foam Shapers Layout Square – £29.95
Used for marking out the position of the fins.
FCS Plug Marking out Template – £4.95
Helps mark out the position of the fin plugs.
FCS Holesaw Drill T-3 – £29.95
Depth set to plug depth, used to route out the plug hole on the board.
FCS Borer Drill T-4 & Tube T-5 – £29.95
Used to bore out the foam to install standard round plug.
Scarfini Thruster Fin Plug Set – £9.95
Plug set available in Trailers, Thruster, Quad and 5 Fin Set-Ups.
FCS Tri-Jig Set – £26.95
To set your plugs in the correct angles.
The plugs would have been held in using a mixture of Surfboard Resin, Catalyst and Q-Cell Filler. And a final top coat, also known as a hot coat would be used to give it a smooth professional finish. For information about mixes and measures please see our: Surfboard Resin Mixing video.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Polyester Surfboard Resin – from £4.95
Comes with Catalyst, which helps the resin go off (solidify).
Q-Cell Micro Bubble Powder – £2.95
Mixed with resin & catalyst to fill gaps in the board (around the plug in this case).
You will also need fibreglass cloth, which is available on out website in 4OZ or 6OZ weights.