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    Surfboard art?

    i was going to paint one of my surfboards but i dont know the best way to do it. I have spray paints but will that work or will it just drip off? or whats the best way besides airbrush?

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    Search the threads this has been discussed many of times with great answers and examples.

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    Doesn't answer your question...but check out my good friends page with his board art...

    http://www.myspace.com/surfthursdayart

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    Quote Originally Posted by mexsurfer View Post
    i was going to paint one of my surfboards but i dont know the best way to do it. I have spray paints but will that work or will it just drip off? or whats the best way besides airbrush?
    http://www.surfboardpainting.com

    Click the "How To" link.

    You really want to use acrylic paint, but there are some spray enamels made for plastic that I've had work out well. One really easy way to make a quick cool paint job is to get some dish soap and spray paint. Make swirly patterns on the board with the dish soap. Spray around the dish soap. Don't spray too thick. Just enough to get some color and you can fade it out. After the paint dries wash off the soap. Then repeat with another color making different swirly patterns. Just have fun with it. There's a ton of info out there on this. Just do a search online and you will find all different techniques.

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    if you need some inspiration
    John West does some really nice work as well...
    http://jettylife.com/2009/04/14/jwes...ck-look-fancy/



    -jjcliff
    http://www.jjcliff.com

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    has anyone ever painted a bodyboard slick? im planning on getting some posca paint pens and doign goign crazy with it but im scared becuase the slick flexes much more than a surfboard deck. and if i clear coat it will the water still remove the paint?

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    Quote Originally Posted by no6rider89 View Post
    has anyone ever painted a bodyboard slick? im planning on getting some posca paint pens and doign goign crazy with it but im scared becuase the slick flexes much more than a surfboard deck. and if i clear coat it will the water still remove the paint?
    clean the surface good, and if you want to prevent it from chipping off you can lightly prime it. then paint it, and put a few coats of clearcoat spray on. I painted mine with acrylics once and the only problem I had was it chipping on the nose from summertime shorebreak.

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    Sponge paint

    So I want to do some rad designs on my bodyboard. Should I use stain, waterproof paint, or color magic markers?