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Painting my ski? Need help. Good idea?
Ok i just bought last years scratches and i just hate the look of them. I bought them because they were a 199 bucks for them brand new and i needed new skis. But i hate the look of them. Dose anyone have any recomendations on how to paint them and how to paint them so they are nice looking and it dosnt look like i just spray painted them.
Just be a good painter: sand, prime, paint, clear-coat. Don't skip any steps, read the instructions on the paint for how long to wait between coats, etc. Use a paint that can withstand huge temperature changes and a lot of flexing (read the cans or ask the guy at the store).
Here's the trouble though: No matter how well you do it, it will still chip very easily. The good news is when it chips you can always sand it down and paint again, but there just is no good way to protect it that will last. The best way to preserve it is to do a lot of clear coat. The stuff for cars works best. The way to get this is to go to your local car painting shop and leave your skis with them for a couple days, and ask them to use the last few drops in the sprayer after each car on your skis.
I saw a really cool dsign once that leads me to this suggestion: if you do an urban kind of design that incorporates cracks and chip, then when your paint chips it will just enhance the deign.
PROVE ME WRONG
Every year masses of people attatch skis to their feet; few attatch them to their soul.
I forget what its called but at an art supply store you can buy a clear plastic film and apply it on the top sheet of your skis and then blow-dry it, the heat makes it shrink and it will fit perfectly snug. This might help with chipping. Ill try and find out the name.
i made a whole how to on this a while back... search a bit? i think it was painting skis? or how to paint skis or something....
need any help pm me
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not joking man that shit is money.
what if you got a painbrush and put a layer of clear epoxy/good glue on the topsheet, could help with the issue of easy topsheet chipping
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