Painting artwork on old board

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old grey started the topic in Monday, 2 May 2016 at 10:01pm

My young bloke wants to do some art work on his board to cover up some dings
It's his first board and his now ready to graduate to a new board as his done his apprenticeship and is now up and riding
Yeah like most of us when we're learning you get dings and you learn how to do a ding repair. I told him not to sell it as your first board is to important .keep it
So he wants to paint some kind of funky art work
What sort of paint do you use
I used to put a sticker over any crappie areas my bloke wants to paint it go figure

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jesse commented Friday, 6 May 2016 at 8:29am

Prime it up and paint it with acrylic and clear coat it - fine for the old wall hanger, but won't hold up to much use!

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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 6 May 2016 at 10:32am

Clean it up real good first give it a very light sand and spray it with a white all purpose primer that has real good adhesion you can get ones that can even stick to glass and tiles (sorry forgot the brand and product i know norglass do it in a tin but not sure if they do it in a spray can)

Spray or draw your design with poskas, then give it spray with a few clear coats.

Ive done it like this and did an all deck spray and it was quite durable.

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old grey commented Saturday, 7 May 2016 at 1:15pm

Thanks
The advice will certainly help for a ripper outcome

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old grey commented Saturday, 2 Jul 2016 at 4:57pm

My young bloke still hasn't done it he has purchased the paint, my son can't find the wright sealer to cover the artwork so it's protected
Will post pics once he gets off his backside and has a crack at it.
Surfed today point leo second reef awesome day but bloody dinged my board nothing to bad get home to pull out our repair kit no q cell have to order so it looks like grey duct tape for tomorrow's swell

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blindboy commented Saturday, 2 Jul 2016 at 5:03pm

My wife draws on her boards and gets the ding repairer to spray them for best results. If you are doing it yourself her hint is wait for a nice dry day. Too much humidity clouds the coat.

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zenagain commented Saturday, 2 Jul 2016 at 5:15pm

Good idea for an article.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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blindboy commented Saturday, 2 Jul 2016 at 5:55pm

Ha ha I think I'm retired zen, but you never know,

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zenagain commented Saturday, 2 Jul 2016 at 6:33pm

I'm not averse to a little DIY.

In fact just sold a yellowing Firewire in perfect nick that would have been a goood candidate for some strategic artwork. Would have given it a much needed freshen up.

I'd like to see some pics of what your wife draws and how they come out after spraying BB.

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blindboy commented Saturday, 2 Jul 2016 at 7:59pm

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old grey commented Saturday, 2 Jul 2016 at 7:53pm

Love to see some pics
Might even show my skills grey duct tape over ding from today's session

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old grey commented Saturday, 2 Jul 2016 at 7:53pm

Love to see some pics
Might even show my skills grey duct tape over ding from today's session

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blindboy commented Saturday, 2 Jul 2016 at 7:57pm
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old grey commented Saturday, 2 Jul 2016 at 8:13pm

Board looks mint
Is it still surfed or just a hanger looks to good to be riden

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blindboy commented Saturday, 2 Jul 2016 at 8:19pm

Brand new yet to be ridden old grey. It still needs the clear coat so it won't be in the water for a few days.

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old grey commented Saturday, 2 Jul 2016 at 8:28pm

Hopefully my son can as good as that only time will tell

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zenagain commented Saturday, 2 Jul 2016 at 8:36pm

Wow BB, very nice.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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blindboy commented Saturday, 2 Jul 2016 at 9:01pm

Thanks zen, she loves doing that stuff. It has been on stands in the lounge room for a week!