Hello: 

I was wondering if REI offered paddleboard maintenance/repair? I've had my board for about four years now and it had some dings and the coating on it has been flaking. Thanks!

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Hi @YadiBear - Thanks for reaching out! 

Some of our shops can help with smaller paddleboard accessory installations and services, but we do not currently offer paddleboard repair services.

While we cannot give a specific recommendation without seeing your board, smaller surface dings are generally left without repair on paddleboards. If there is a crack/deeper cut or if the flaking is extensive, you should find a local repair shop to address those issues. If you let us know where you are located, we can help you find a shop in your area that would be able to assess your board. 

Hopefully this helps!

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Thanks, I'd really appreciate a recommendation, the flaking is quite extensive and I'd prefer to have someone at least look at it. I'm in the central Iowa area. 

Thanks again!

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@YadiBear - Thanks for following up!

It looks like Canoe Sport Outfitters is a popular paddle board outfitter in the area. They may be able to take a look at your board or point you in the direction of another store/service that could. Their number is 515-961-6117. 

Hopefully this helps!

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.
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