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PostPosted: Feb 26, 2012 4:07 pm    Post subject: Customizing my board Reply with quote

Everyone says don't paint it, and I think I am going to listen(for now) but what about wrapping it in vinyl? Any thoughts? I've got a gold obsession and was thinking a metallic gold vinyl wrap. It may scratch, but I figure better that then the board.
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PostPosted: Feb 26, 2012 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive got a old BG crap board that fell off my tower on the way to a ramp one day I repaired it and painted the boarder gold, the paint sticks if you prep the area good but will scratch off if you ding the board around alot.
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PostPosted: Feb 26, 2012 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just make sure to use high quality and adhesive promoter. I'd also not wrap around the edges, just do the top side
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PostPosted: Feb 27, 2012 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Devil does that shine in the sun? Bmock curious as to why would you say don't wrap the edges or the bottom? I thought they wrapped boats that way. Wondering what downside, not questioning your judgement just seeing if there was a reason behind it. Also I am going to email you a link for some discount shades.
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PostPosted: Feb 27, 2012 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would think it would peel more, but i could be wrong. On boats they only go so far down, not the whole bottom. Sure its partially because of the trailer, but I could see the same problem.
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PostPosted: Feb 27, 2012 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking of trying to wrap the board in one solid piece to try to prevent peeling, but I'm just spitballing here so I don't know at this point.
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PostPosted: Feb 27, 2012 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would use this stuff:

http://www.oracal.com/products/product.asp?seriesID=215&tabID=ts

its marine specific with a permanent adhesive back

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PostPosted: Feb 28, 2012 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the recommendation sir, pretty sure i am going to pull the trigger on this soon.
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PostPosted: Feb 28, 2012 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem sir, for that big of job definitely use soapy water and a heat gun so you don't end up with a bunch of bubbles
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PostPosted: Feb 28, 2012 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats what I've read. My biggest concern is if I really like it that I'll start doing this to everything i own.
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PostPosted: Feb 28, 2012 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah first you'll buy a small cutter and cover everything in vinyls and then you'll buy a big one (48"+) and cover your walls, and then buy a solvent printer and wrap stuff outdoors! It's an addiction, you saw all the vinyls I put on the board haha
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PostPosted: Mar 13, 2012 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3M carbon fiber vinyl. Just did a set of amps recently.

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PostPosted: Mar 14, 2012 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks very nice. I've been lazy I need to order a roll of vinyl and get on this.
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PostPosted: Mar 16, 2012 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, it looks really good.
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PostPosted: Sep 20, 2012 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i painted a krown 135e sand and based cleared it and it looks great. super shinny.
sand by hand with 400 grit{get all the shinny off}
then prime it. with a no sand primer.
then base and clear it!!!!
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