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painting snowboards.

Nov. 10, 2005, 3:59 p.m.
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I'm kinda sick of the look of my snowboard so I want to paint it. I'm not going to bother if it will just chip off and look like junk. Is there any certain kind of paint that would work well for this? Lots of clear coat?

help me if you can please.

Thanks,

Chad

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Nov. 10, 2005, 4:04 p.m.
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people wrote stuff with magic marker all over mine, it faded though and I got sad.

Nov. 10, 2005, 4:34 p.m.
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it will chip like a mofo, even with the clearcoats….my buddy did his and it ended up looking so bad

Nov. 10, 2005, 5:24 p.m.
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here ha go:

"it's quite a process. i actually tried three times on these skis to get it good. it was mainly an experiment.

you gotta find the right paint, and most importantly, begin by sanding the crap outta the top sheet, and gradually working back to a finer grit. then you lay a thin coat on and let dry…. sand lightly with a fin grit…. paint…. repeat until you can't see the old graphics. it takes a while and you waste alot of paint. i think i went throught three cans of the crap.

Dupli-Color Bumper paint.

Nov. 10, 2005, 5:27 p.m.
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http://www.duplicolor.com/products/bumper.html

Nov. 10, 2005, 8:58 p.m.
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sand it to shit then just spray paint it and stencil. works great and mine isn't chipping at all

Nov. 10, 2005, 9:40 p.m.
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I did a few of my old boards, worked great, moderate chipping after a whole season but nothing more paint couldnt fix. Sand the top sheet really well, this is really important. Then do a series of light coats, you dont want to make them too thick or it will chip easier (at least in my experience anyways). After your base color is down use some stencils or whatever for your design. Then a few coats of clear coat. Good luck.

Nov. 10, 2005, 9:42 p.m.
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sand it to shit then just spray paint it and stencil. works great and mine isn't chipping at all

LOL…i rock my dads old dynastars from the 80's and me and my friends stencild the crap out of it..it actually looks amazing, probaly gonna start my own production line :rolleyes:

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Nov. 10, 2005, 10:58 p.m.
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Problem is that it's really easy to chip any paint when you're sharpening edges.

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Nov. 11, 2005, 12:16 p.m.
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ok thanks for the info everyone. So I just completely sand off the top layer?

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Nov. 11, 2005, 2:32 p.m.
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Problem is that it's really easy to chip any paint when you're sharpening edges.

i found a solution to this actually. you intentionally sand down the edges after painting to partially reveal the undercolor (or whatever)… that way it look like it's supposed to be that way.

with my Seth Pistols, it looks sweet as hell cause i painted them solid navy blue and the sidewalls were neon green… so the edges are now neon green streaked with navy blue and the top is solid navy blue looks… pimp and quite well done.

Nov. 11, 2005, 2:34 p.m.
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ok thanks for the info everyone. So I just completely sand off the top layer?

NO. you want to basically scratch this shit out of it with a coarse grit and then take it to smoothness with a finer grit.

don't go too coarse (sorry can spout off numbers) cause you will see scratches in the new paint.

you just want to prep it really well. use your hand…. not a power sander.

Nov. 11, 2005, 5:32 p.m.
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thanks

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