To restore or not to restore.....

Gavin from Pacific Palms has sent me pics of his beautiful Cooper bonzer that I'm posting for the pleasure of Tim in Hawaii.
Gav was apologetic that the board has been restored with a painted finish.
My opinion on restoration is simple.
Waterproof - yes.
Over paint to hide the life and history of the board - no.


  1. beautiful looking board tho, paint finish or not. Sheeeow!

  2. ...Still a beauty of a shape, regardless. I'd like to see the "before" pics. Whoever did the resto work, did a nice job though.
    Mahalo Gavin & Damion for posting the Bob Cooper Bonzer pics.
    Much respect to the Campbell Brothers for the Bonzer Surfboard.
    Peace & aloha from Hawaii