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Old 01-14-2011, 10:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, its run over my mind about painting a board. I just do not know exactly how its done.
I figure that it works if you put some spray paint on in whatever design you want, then put a clear finish thats weather proof (or something similar) to give it the extra little bit of protection.
Am i anywhere near the right idea?

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Yeah, you've got it right. Spray paint would work. If you wanted more precise detail, you'd want to find paints that aren't as thick. The clear coat finish won't hold as well on a dense paint. I've been entertaining doing the same to my cheap stick.
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If i would do this, i'd get a blank board and add use templates and all that great stuff to create a masterpiece.

But if its just spray paint alone, it would most likely chip off in the cold/abuse that it gets right?
Is there anyway to make it more durable?
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I used spray paint to make my red bull helmet and nothing has chipped off... just look at doing many thin clear coats... Also if you have and air brush that would work better for those thin coats...
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i would do it just as if i was painting a car. primer, automotive paint, and a good 2k clearcoat possibly with some flex additive in it.
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A helmet would take less abuse in comparison to a stick, i'd think anyways.

Yea probably, thanks.
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The problem is that your board flexes way more than a helmet does (or should). If you try to spray paint it it will probably start to crack while you're on the mountain.
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i would do it just as if i was painting a car. primer, automotive paint, and a good 2k clearcoat possibly with some flex additive in it.
on the right track with this post. You will most likely need to dull that original finish by sanding first. You will probably also want to plug those binding holes carefully too.

If you spray on top of the original finish, you will have a yucky mess by the end of the year if you dont prep well.

paint is not just spray or brushing something on and wallah, there you have it. Like Dodge said, primer is ALWAYS the best was to go, after you scuff up the original finish so the paint has something to bond to.

Sounds like a cool project, just research it to death then go for it. And if you f it up, you could always slap a million stickers on it to cover it up right?
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Ive painted a few skateboards before so i know about the basics of painting, like primer and such. Its just different requirements with a snowboard.

Stupid question i'm pretty sure i know the answer but il ask anyways. Is it possible at all to paint the bottom?
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:30 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I don't know about painting the bottom, but I just wanted to mention that you may want to look at using a marine top coat for your final coat. That would give a super weather/water proof finish that I imagine would be more similar to the stuff the manufacturers use on boards than just something for outdoor furniture or whatever. I haven't done what you plan to do, but I have refinished a bunch of stuff in the past.
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