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Painting your Board. Look at the bling bling.

Postby bdawg » Tue Jul 27, 2004 7:51 pm

Ok, my board was pretty tired as far as appearance. It was easy to find construction marking paint orange. Well I saw this paint in the new snowboarder magazine. Only $18 bucks at autozone and walmart. One kit did my whole board which is a 143.

here is link to view pics of before and after.
http://f1.pg.briefcase.yahoo.com/bc/the_sh1t@sbcglobal.net/lst?.dir=/bayareakiteboarding&.view=


Here is a painting tip. When i painted the bottom I did a 2 stage paint job. I used high gloss white and then a "protective" clear coat on top of that. Well the white didn't like the clear or vise versa. The clear is "soft", by that I mean if you lightly push your fingernail into it it leaves an impression. Sooooo, I might be painting the bottom again if sand gets imbedded into bottom of board.

I just thought I would share this painting suggestion to people who are looking for a project or who want a new look to their board. I used the ice color. which doesn't translate well from the website to real life. (or package was mislabeled.

Hope I could help,
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!!!!

Postby charlie » Tue Jul 27, 2004 7:54 pm

thats it.!
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Postby OliverG » Tue Jul 27, 2004 7:56 pm

Dude, that is sick!! Your board is crazy blingin' now. Kite with gold chains and rings, cornrows, and a basketball team jersey and you'd be on! That's dope, but might I add that you could intensify your statement by adding gold-colored fins. Or platinum maybe.

Nice paint though, really. That's cool, well done! I'll add those pics to the archives for sure.

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Postby OliverG » Tue Jul 27, 2004 9:42 pm

Bdawg, I forgot to ask...What kind of prep work was involved? Does it seem that the top coat will be durable?

Also, are you getting a least a couple days a week on the water?
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custom paint

Postby TheRob » Wed Jul 28, 2004 8:34 am

nice job on the board. in case anybody is interested, i do all the custom paint work for Sheldon Kiteboards and i could seriosly pimp out
anybody's kiteboard. i use top of the line automotive 2 stage paint for a high gloss durable finish. if anybody is interested drop me an e-mail and i will send you some pics. TheRob9106@aol.com
later,
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Postby Guest » Wed Jul 28, 2004 8:37 am

ollie,
That is an exellent suggestion. I just might go to pick-n-pull and grab myself a cadillac emblem, give it the gold spray paint treatment and stick that thing on there. And hopefully I won't down the kite because swimming with 40 pounds of gold around your neck is very dangerous.

As far as prep work went I did a mild amount. I stripped the board of fins and bindings. Then I sanded the board down with 150 then 180 grit sand paper. I got most of the gross paint off with the sanding. I then cleaned the board with alcohol to hopefully aid adhesion.

The durablility of the Mirage paint seems ok. The last step of using that kit is a clearcoat that protects and lays down smooth. If I was to do it again I probably would have bought the $5 can of adhesion promoter.


And to answer your question about getting out there. I admit that I am not out there enough. I do about one day a week. I really want to "nose to the grindstone" so I can get up that learning curve.

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