Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Second colour added

Second colour added by CJ Isherwood
Second colour added a photo by CJ Isherwood on Flickr.

After painting the entire board gloss black, I masked the edges and painted this red stripe down the middle. I have also painted further stripes, which will be in the next update. Again using the same masking technique and spray paint.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Paint it, Black

Paint it, Black by Chris Isherwood
Paint it, Black a photo by Chris Isherwood on Flickr.

After I'd sanded/cleaned it down, I added 4 layers of white primer as a base layer.

I then added 2 layers of this black gloss paint

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Post Sanding

Post Sanding by Chris Isherwood
Post Sanding a photo by Chris Isherwood on Flickr.

So, once the board has been sanded down taking the surface off, taking away the plastic/gloss-like finish, I have filled the binding holes with cotton buds to prevent paint getting in and clogging them up.

Next step is the primer, which will give the base layer and help stick the paint to the board. I will be using all surface white primer.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Snowboard Paint Job

Snowboard Paint Job by Chris Isherwood
Snowboard Paint Job a photo by Chris Isherwood on Flickr.

Been pretty busy lately, booked a second boarding holiday this season, this time we're going to south of France for 5 days riding. Also bought 2 new (well, second hand) snowboards.

I decided to give one of the boards a new look, I bought the pictured board and another board for £80 second hand. The board is pretty old, has a few notches in it through wear and tear, but overall not bad condition.

I did a little research online on how to do it, and went and bought a few bits and pieces. I bought some primer, masking tape, and some black paint for the base start (came to about £15 total).

Firs step... sanding it down.