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    Ol Yeller

    Flatness brings on the "bored" repair...

    Anyone know a good trick to "tint" the repair so I don't have bright white spots where the winter dings are? I have to fix 3 boards that are a lot yellower than I thought.

    I just want them to blend in better and I do not have a shelf full of "real" shaper's tints.

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    throw some dirt in your mix, fix it as is your riding it not entering it in a beauty contest.
    Last edited by billyharry; Jun 11, 2011 at 04:13 AM.

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    testors model paint...cheap, big selection, and readily available at your local Michael's...match away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by live4truth View Post
    testors model paint...cheap, big selection, and readily available at your local Michael's...match away.
    Cool thanks, I wasn't sure that would work, I'll give it a go.

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    no problem anytime i can help i do

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    One old trick is to take a single grain of instant coffee and mix it into your resin. If you want it darker, or if you have a large volume of resin, add another.

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    Awesome! I'll try that as well.

    I have a few old boards to fix, one from a friend's little grom, has 5 dings on the rails, 4 on the bottom deck, and 1/2 of the tail cracked up. All taking water. I let it dry out over the winter.

    Kid loves that little 5'6" CI, almost like a small egg. Perfect for the 65lb kid. He's getting pretty good too!

    Thanks!