[SIZE=\\\"2\\\"][/SIZE][SIZE=\\\\\\\"3\\\\\\\"][/SIZE][SIZE=\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"3\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"][SIZE=\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"4\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"]I have an older white surfboard that of course is now mostly light brown. I would like to paint it with Faux Wood Grain. Using Acrylic Glaze and Acrylic Paint. Would this effect anything performance wise, I would like to add it to bottom and top....any thoughts before I ruin a perfectly good surfboard... would be much appreciated.[/SIZE][/SIZE]
As A2 said, excessive "texture" created by the paint/glaze can cause drag. So you need to think about gloss coating over the paint, and sanding/polishing to get a smooth surface. It will also make the colors pop. However, if you plan on doing the grain nose-to-tail, the ripples will run lengthwise, which will minimize the effects of that drag. If you scroll about half way down this page... http://forum.realsurf.com/forum/view...p?f=24&t=19163 ...you'll see that there are theories out there that actually use seemingly strange bottom textures to create desirable performance characteristics.
Be sure you prep the surface properly before putting down your paint. I've done exactly what you're doing, but on foam, and had great success. People SWORE what they were seeing under the glass was wood.
those are the most bananas things I have ever seen! Yesh, bernanners!
I love the two comments "could you imagine glassing that roy, nightmares, your glasser would hate you, imagine sanding the bugger" and "Got asked if I wanted to glass and sand this, declined." I'm inspired, not to make one, I lack that sort of skill, although i possess adequate neuroses, but to track one down and buy it. More money than sense, I guess. A2tall or LBCrew, would or have either of you attempt/ed something like that? Did you ever get around to glassing it and did you suffer from PTSD afterwards? I'm also inspired by them Aussies to use the word bugger more in daily conversation. As in: bugger the idea of fixing something that ain't broke. Or: these HTML formatting tags look like they were written by a catamite being buggered.
I've never done a "jet bottom" or "Jick bottom" board. Honestly, I don't buy into the theory. But I've done many channel bottom boards... some straight channels, some curved... some U-shaped grooves, some V-shaped, some wedge shaped... And yea, glassing them is fun stuff. Ha! As for sanding, I always did it by hand, and made sure that when it was hotcoated, no excess resin puddled into the channel. A tight lam and no puddling are THE KEYS to proper channel bottoms.