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    Posted: Aug/13/2012 at 4:20pm
does anyone have experience with what grade/quality spray paint to get to customize your topsheet? 

I'm thinking about doing some designs and want something that's going to stand up to the snow/water and UV rays. or perhaps there's a clear top-coat or something that you spray over for extra protection?

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  Quote julius77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/15/2012 at 10:27am
There are a few threads with people who can make custom die cut stickers to almost any design. You might have better luck getting those to stay on your board. They stick really well even through water, snow, cold, etc. Also, I could be wrong but I think paining your board may void the warranty. I'd check with the manufacturer first.
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  Quote Witty1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/15/2012 at 10:36am
I agree with Julius... a sticker covering your board with whatever graphic you want is far easier to work with (in the long run) than painting a board yourself.
I'm sure you can go to a graphics & printing company and tell them what you want.... they'll have some sort of 3M overlay...
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  Quote LittleShooey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/15/2012 at 10:44am
More than the water and cold, I'd be worried about what impact and flex are going to do to a paint job. There are plenty of super durable paints/tops that will stand up to some pretty brutal treatment but I have no idea if they can handle a little flex. 

Also, yes. Warranty will certainly be voided. 


Vinyl is really a good way to go. Pick a single colored base and work the stickers up color by color. Try to not do too many over lays (4-6?) as it'll be easier to accidentally "pick up" the vinyl at that point. Have fun and get creative!
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  Quote vicente Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/03/2012 at 9:10am
I know people who have spray painted their ski always worked out fine.


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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/03/2012 at 9:17am
I remember one of the member from WA does custom board designs, I forgot his name though and I haven't seen him in awhile on the forum.  I'm sure you can google a good how to guide or find one of many old threads.
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  Quote Lux Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/03/2012 at 9:40am
You can try 3M automotive undercoating spray. It sprays like a normal spray paint, sticks like a glue, then dries into a durable rubber-like coat. It will flex, does not become brittle or crack in extreme cold temperature, and rubs off clean with solvents like isopropyl alcohol or brake cleaner.
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  Quote zionmagus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/14/2012 at 8:15pm
Originally posted by Angry Midget Yo

I remember one of the member from WA does custom board designs, I forgot his name though and I haven't seen him in awhile on the forum.  I'm sure you can google a good how to guide or find one of many old threads.


Hehe, talking about me?  I'm still around, lurking ^^,

But to answer your question sleeepili, it is clear automotive lacquer that will work best for ya.  I didn't exactly used automotive lacquer with my boards but Behr clear lacquer instead.  The whole process is a little bit troublesome and time consuming, due to drying time, fumes and all that, but basically you paint your design, then apply lacquer, wet sand it with fine grit sandpaper, apply lacquer, wet sand, rinse and repeat a few times, then finally buff it with a compound.

Talking about that, I was supposed to do more this summer but I got too lazy, and life happened.  But I would love for the day when I get enough motivation to start a step by step video or something.
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