Black wrote:^^^ Look up nitrile cork sheeting from gasket manufacturers. If you are uk based I could send you a sample.
Thanks for the hint, this leads to a whole host of cork-composite materials. I spoke with one distributor, he thought the cork-neoprene sheeting was too heavy and hung up.
I decided to try very thin cork sheets, because of the weight problem. And I think that a thin layer might even be more durable than a thick layer, because most of the cork particles will be in direct contact with the glue and might hang on to the board better.
The people selling this stuff https://www.thefeltstore.com/default.as ... 7F5198FF44
say that it would stick well to a fibreglass surfboard. Unfortunately, the shipping cost to Australia is too high (material around $60,- , shipping around $220.-).
So I'll try these cork sheets: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... AQ:AU:1123
They are 0.8mm thick and should not add much more weight than wax.
A solvent based contact adhesive will probably be the first one to be tested with it. This is mainly because it can be removed if necessary, by soaking it in more solvent based products....yuk. There are some water based contact adhesives available, but if I interpret their using instructions correctly, then they would need to be sanded off if removal is required.