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    Need advice on paint

    I have read several threads on painting over an epoxy hotcoat but I am still needing some info. I would rather brush on a paint than try and spray it on simply due to overspraying issues and also wanting to match the existing paint on the board. I have read that acrylic paint is best but have had some trouble finding it besides the art store. I would like to find pint to 1/2 pint sized paints for this purpose. I used an enamel paint over sanded epoxy hotcoat and then sealed it with a gel coat. So far so good. A hobby store person told me any paint would work, it just needs sealing. Then I read that you could use automotive paint. I haven't looked around yet to see what I can find. So, I just need to figure out the easiest way to paint and seal my repair and to color match as well. This repair is on a new board that got damaged in the shop so it needs to look good. I put in a call to the board company asking for a color code for the paint but then I realized that I still need someone to make the paint according to the code. Any suggestions?

  2. Paint pens my good sir. Pick them up at your local craft store. I would not recommend Board Sticks even though they are marketed towards surfers they are the worst paint pens I have worked with

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    Before and after, Plastic Spray paint, lots of painters tape, newspaper and time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginsumagic View Post
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    Before and after, Plastic Spray paint, lots of painters tape, newspaper and time.
    wow! that is gorgeous

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginsumagic View Post
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    Before and after, Plastic Spray paint, lots of painters tape, newspaper and time.
    Looks awesome, Ginsu! Great Job!

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    automotive paints real good; I used some on a board resto I did a while back cant remmeber the brand though. Just be sure to apply light thin coats and be ready to wet sand wet sand wet sand!

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    image.jpgimage.jpgThank you all for the advice! I finally took the board to an auto body shop supply place. They matched the color and made me a can of spray paint for the repair.