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By Jeff Walker (surfdad) on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 4:40 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
So I had a plan to make a new board for every contest this year and make the podium at each :-) So far I'm on track with the TWC and Nationals, I'm hoping I can finish one for the NWWSA event at the end f the month and then I have to ride it well enough! :-)

So here is my idea. I'm just really liking custom car paint schemes where it wraps the rails and cntinues top to bottom, the bottom only graphics or discontinuance seems pedestrian to me :-)

This is what I'm copying:

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By Jeff Walker (surfdad) on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 4:46 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I couldn't quite match the colors, but at least I found red, green and black! :-) I'm going to have the green at the nose, hoping for just under 1/2 the length with the red at the tail. The transition between the green and red will be gloss black.

I think that the process will be:

1) Prime
2) Lay down the green
3) Mask the green I want to keep
4) Lay down the red
5) Using the matching off cut from the green masking, mask off the red, leaving 1/4" for the black
6) Lay down the black on the transitions
7) Peel all the tape off and clear coat it.
8) Make the podium at the end of the month :-)

 
By Jeff Walker (surfdad) on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 7:32 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Bagging the bottom layer a few days ago.

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By Jeff Walker (surfdad) on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 7:38 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Every shaper needs a true and faithful shop dog. Nothing says shop dog like an EPS butt. :-)

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By Jeff Walker (surfdad) on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 7:43 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I've already installed the fin boxes and done the bottom hot coat, this is the deck hoat coat curing and hopefully, I'll be ready to lay down the primer tomorrow.

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By Jeff Walker (surfdad) on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 7:44 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Getting my paint booth ready! :-)

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By Robert Garcia (ragboy) on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 10:27 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I used to do paint jobs like that but from the inside out for RC cars a long time ago. It was fun. But if you screwed up, you just bought another 10$ transparent body. That looks like a lot of fun, but a lot more difficult. I guess thats why I stick to the computer now, you have the added benefit of gettin high of the fumes. ;-)
 
By anthonyv911 (tonyv420) on Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 11:14 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
will you be riding this at the NWWSA Open? or will it be for sale?
 
By Petr (hawaj) on Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 4:24 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
he he EPS butt
 
By Brock Landers (formfunction) on Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 6:28 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Jeff,I do paint work if you want to do a little trading on some board work.Let me see if I can drag up some pics.
 
By Brock Landers (formfunction) on Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 6:39 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
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By wake_addict (radikal) on Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 7:43 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
that cadillac in your profile is really nice, if its yours, really nice car man ....

(Message edited by radikal on August 20, 2009)

 
By Jeff Walker (surfdad) on Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 8:00 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
@ tonyv420 - not for sale, I was hoping to ride it at the NWWSA event, but I'm having traction issues, not sure that this board will be ready in time.

@formandfunction - those are so sweet! I love the wood grain you painted on the roadmaster. Let's work something out! I love your work!

 
By Bryan Locke (gwnkids) on Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 8:51 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Woodydid I just say that.

Love the chevron and ghost logo - Nice.

 
By Robert Garcia (ragboy) on Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 11:26 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Wow, that is really cool. I would love to get my bike custom painted, but you are in OKLAHOMA!
 
By Jeff Walker (surfdad) on Friday, August 21, 2009 - 4:52 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I got the primer on yesterday before hitting the lake. I didn't get any pictures, but I laid down the green on the nose last night after returning from the lake. Hopefully, I'll get the green masked tonight, ready for the Red on Saturday morning.

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By Brock Landers (formfunction) on Friday, August 21, 2009 - 6:12 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Jeff,just give me a call when you get a minute.
Thanks,
Ryan
580-471-1587

Wake addict,that Cadillac is not mine I just like the photography.

Ragboy,I am suprised you have time to ride a bike with all the surfing you guys do Mine just sits so I don't have much room to talk.

 
By Timmy! (timmyb) on Friday, August 21, 2009 - 7:36 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Brock - nice stuff!
 
By Robert Garcia (ragboy) on Friday, August 21, 2009 - 10:25 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
@brock, NK! But I ride in the fall and spring. Also, I ride on the weekend some, because I am on the lake on the week, stay away from weekend crowds.
 
By Smed (smedman) on Friday, August 21, 2009 - 11:10 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Hey Jeff,

Haven't been on the board much this summer, but everytime I check in - you are up to another cool project! Good stuff

 
By Jeff Walker (surfdad) on Friday, August 21, 2009 - 7:00 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Hey Matt, good to see you again. I hope all is well with you and yours, and thanks for the compliment.

Ryan thanks for the contact info.

The board with the green laid down.

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By Jeff Walker (surfdad) on Friday, August 21, 2009 - 7:02 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I use a scrap of skatelite for laying the masking tape down on, nothing sticks to that stuff.

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By Jeff Walker (surfdad) on Friday, August 21, 2009 - 7:03 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
The bottom and deck masked

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By Jeff Walker (surfdad) on Friday, August 21, 2009 - 7:07 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
The offcuts that I'll use to match the masking above so that I can put a black "pinline" around the transition.

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By Jeff Walker (surfdad) on Friday, August 21, 2009 - 7:08 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
A coat of red laid down.

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By Robert Garcia (ragboy) on Friday, August 21, 2009 - 10:14 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
That is looking pretty cool.
 
By Jeff Walker (surfdad) on Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 7:45 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Thanks Robert, we'll see when I unwrap it! :-)

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By TXSurf (bac) on Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 8:30 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Can't wait to see it!
 
By Jeff Walker (surfdad) on Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 8:58 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Here it is! Not as good as the professional car paint, but not bad for my side pasture :-)

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By Robert Garcia (ragboy) on Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 9:06 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Looks like a chili pepper! I ate at Chilis with family tonight, maybe it's just on my mind.
 
By Jeff Walker (surfdad) on Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 9:12 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
It sort of does. :-)

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By Petr (hawaj) on Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 9:42 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I guess that original design simulate teared paper effect. Its hard to cut it by hand. Wonder how pros do it? Scan teared paper and cut it on a plotter?
Any ideas Brock?

 
By Jeff Walker (surfdad) on Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 8:02 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
There is a good video, I think on YouTube, the artist drew the tears by hand on the masking tape and then cut it out using a single edged razor...the big difference between him and me is that he has TALENT and I'm a hack. :-)
 
By Jeff Walker (surfdad) on Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 8:11 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
We got a chance to take it out for a quick test. It rode well, solid build and shape

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By Jeff Walker (surfdad) on Saturday, September 05, 2009 - 7:48 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I did it! I podiumed in WA, so I met my goal. Dennis got a chance to ride it now that the ontest is over.

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