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    Painting a surfboard???

    Hey so I picked up a used board that's in very good condition... for a used board.
    Its epoxy and has some dings that need repair but its in good shape... no pressure dents on the deck.
    the board is plain with just a few logos. I was kicking around the idea of painting the board, nothing crazy... I want to tape off the stringer and paint it white on the deck and underside and paint the rails black.
    My questions are, what kind of paint would be best and after painting would one put a clearcoat on it to sort of lock the paint under a protective layer? And would I lightly sand the board before painting to help the paint stick to it?
    Also, would there be any reasons to not do this and just leave it be?
    thanks

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    i paint all of my boards. thats half of the excitement for me of getting a new board. new art project. i personally either air brush or spray paint mine. no special prepping is really needed you just need ot make sure that its fairly clean. i also like to use some type of clear coat after i finish. the krylon airsol stuff works fine.

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    Lightly sand first to possibly avoid flaking.

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    The Krylon works well. There's also an oil-based product by Rustolem that I've used, too. I prefer the matt or satin finish over the glossy stuff.

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    Hey thanks for the comments. so I can use acrylic spray paint and what about using a clear coat at the end? is that advisable?

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    I was referring to clear coat products... the Krylon and Rustolem. I think it's called Krylon Crystal Clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    I was referring to clear coat products... the Krylon and Rustolem. I think it's called Krylon Crystal Clear.
    ahh, ok I see, thanks.

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    Dont use the Krylon for plastics, I tried that and it forms a rubber like skin when it dries and just peels off......of course I could have done it wrong. I really wanted to change the color of that pink board.

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    Also... is windex any good for getting the wax off or use something like acetone to totally get the wax off?

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    my brother used acrylic paint markers on one of my buddy's boards. i don't think he used a clear coat or anything. it still looks pretty solid six months later