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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-22-2009, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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Covering topsheet with paint or stickers

hey all,

probably a dumb question but here goes...i dont lke the way my topsheet looks like so i was wondering if any knew of way repainting it or if there was a place that can do custom paint jobs on boards? i would just run stickers all over but dont wanna look like a poser haha....thanks

oh btw the reason i bought it was cuz i wanted to try the technology of the board and didnt care too much about the graphics at the time.

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I spray painted a board one time... It cracked off lol.

Unless u can find a paint with some give I dont think its possible.

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I would recommend using a big piece of vinyl or stickers instead of paint. I think there might be some covers on ebay also for this very purpose
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ive spray painted numerous boards ... ruff them up with a very very fine grit sandpaper just a small bit then get some of the made for plastic primer and paint and you should be golden
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Don't forget a clearcoat, seems Polyurethane would be the best with its durability but I don't paint much. Sanding seems like it would be key here though to give the paint a good porous surface.
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Look up vinyl board wraps. There are a lot of people doing them now. I saw one in person with Milo at Keystone and it was sweet. Can't find that companies site right now though, sorry.

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oh btw the reason i bought it was cuz i wanted to try the technology of the board and didnt care too much about the graphics at the time.
That is refreshing.

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To paint my topsheet I would prep it with some 300-400 grit sandpaper then get it super clean. Lay down the plastic specific primer with a few thin coats. Then a quick pass over it with about 600 grit and another good cleaning before applying color in thin coats. If you are doing a design, plan it out and use good quality masking tape. The green 3M stuff is good. Be sure to do this in a place with the right tempature and humidity. That is crucial to getting a quality paint job.

Or skip all that and get a vinyl cover. Still take a little skill to put on good but no where near as messy.
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I did a quick google search and found this:

Snowboard Wraps

Some of them look pretty cool.

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Vinyl sticker wrap is the easiest way.

Any paint you can apply at home without special tools will be too soft or rigid and won't last.
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