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  • Pin Deck Repair

    I have 24 year old Brunswick synthetic pin decks...is there an effective way of repairing the loss of material over time in the pin spots of the pindeck? I recall somebody using ball plug material. Anybody have a good method to repair them and the pros and cons of doing such a repair.
    Nick

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    You can drill them out with a 2 1/4" hole saw , and either glue or epoxy in a standard fibre pin spot. The depth of the 2 1/4" drill can either be set by a stop collar on a standard pin spot bit, or drill it shallow with any 2 1/4" metal hole saw bit. And either use a router to make it flush or make sure the stop collar is set at the exact depth.
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    • #3
      Ted, Im a little squeemish about taking a hole saw to my pin decks....my synthetic pin decks are not in bad enough condition yet for me to want to do a proceedure like this....yet. Maybe in another 10 years when they get worse.

      In the mean time, would filling in the existing damage with a lane epoxy or ball plug help reduce the wear and tear in that area?
      Nick

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      • #4
        Brunswick makes a lane patching epoxy that is durable, flexzble and stays very well in wood heads and decks, the only question is if it will adhere to a synthetic surface. Ball plug is normally too hard and brittle and ends up cracking.

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        • #5
          I know some old synthetic decks that had new spots put in them years ago and are still holding up good today. Also I would use the quick patch as it does not stand up to the beating in the pindeck area.
          Do it right and you wont do it twice!!!

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          • #6
            Me - I'd not put any surface repair on the spot unless I could make sure the material would bond to the pin deck. I'd AT LEAST, drill out the surface of the spot with a hole saw and install a material that is not too brittle (ball plug with extra hardener a no-no). You can put in that fiber pin spot and route it flush with the pin deck.
            "A fiber pin spot is the best spot replacement for older synthetic pin decks" - Quote me on that......
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            • #7
              Ted is spot on here - and 99.9% of the time

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