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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by MFitz73 View Post
    Also... is windex any good for getting the wax off or use something like acetone to totally get the wax off?
    Hey MFitz,
    I bought one of these things and they are incredible wax removers. Just scrape most of the heavy coat of wax off and then buff/scrub all the little bits of wax you missed and it will make the board look brand new. You gotta put some elbow grease into it but it is definitely worth it. Also do it outside because the pumice gets everywhere. Reusable and the dirtier it gets, the better it works. Recommend to anybody
    http://picklewaxremover.com/pickle_wax_remover.html

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    Once you paint your board, you should look into bedazzling it.

  3. #13
    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.
    I used the krylon paint and clear coat and it works great. Clean the surface with naptha then acetone, sand with 400 grit and wipe once more with acetone. Paint and top coat with the clear, wetsanding with 2000 grit between coats. You can also use a krylon paint marker for lines and details.

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    clean the board with laquer or thinner,then sand with something around the 120grit.i like to use the 3m painters tape,make a couple lines,spray paint it,let it dry,put some more tape lines,paint.then clearcoat.i wouldnt recommend the regular store brand spraypaint,if u can go to an arts and crafts store and look for belton molotow.its a german paint,thats high in pigments(not watered down like krylon,rustoluem),it costs like 6$ a can,but well worth it and has the best colors... www.artprimo.com just to get an idea of what kind of spray

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    One of my friends who was a hobbyist shaper would paint each board with his wife. For one of the boards he shaped for me, they used this glow in the dark paint and did an astronomy motif with stars, planets, comets, etc. on a dark blue background. It was cool to see it at night leaning against my bedroom wall.

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    I would suggest lightly sanding down your board, this will also help clean it and make sure there is no sand stuck in it. I have always used spray paint to do my boards, it drys faster. The down side of spray paint is you don't always have 100% control of the paint but it isn't bad. If you are just doing lines, I would suggest putting tape down on the parts you don't want the paint. This will allow for clean straight lines.

    Make sure you purchase high quality fast drying acrylic spray paint. Acrylic paint is better because it drys with a glossy look and is more adhesive then most other spray paints. Another fun way to paint your boars is also using dish soap. This gives your board a great splatter look. There are many videos of it online if you are interested in that! Hope this helped!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFitz73 View Post
    Also... is windex any good for getting the wax off or use something like acetone to totally get the wax off?


    Windex will help take off the wax residue with a lot of extra elbow grease but I use Goo-Gone to make sure all the residue is gone.

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    Won't the paint scrape off when you scrape the wax off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wave1rider65 View Post
    Windex will help take off the wax residue with a lot of extra elbow grease but I use Goo-Gone to make sure all the residue is gone.
    Windex & Goo-Gone sounds like a lot of work. 757surfer has a nice write up on the "Pickle" a few posts up. I was going to post a picture of the Pickle, but I felt most of you New Jersey brethren could relate to this more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlrouen View Post
    Windex & Goo-Gone sounds like a lot of work. 757surfer has a nice write up on the "Pickle" a few posts up. I was going to post a picture of the Pickle, but I felt most of you New Jersey brethren could relate to this more.

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    Yep, get you a Famous Brand Wax Comb and scrape, then slap it with The Pickle. Someone once told me that all they are is a bunch polysytrene dust in a sham wow. Whatever it is, the thing works.