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Old     (toyotafreak)      Join Date: Sep 2003       08-07-2004, 1:37 PM Reply   
Okay, this is what I was asking about before (

This looks too good to be done anywhere other than the CWB factory, but demonstrates the potential of painting a board like the Pure:

HD ride

Can be seen here: 093&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

That board is pimp. If only it had a Sequoia there....
Old     (cla17)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-08-2004, 12:46 AM Reply   
The GM stuff is printed on a film and then compression molded in with the board. The clear is part of the molding process and has nothing to do with, what would be thought of as, painting. You can do something similar with an existing board by having whatever image printed on fabric and laying it under clear like surfboard makers do. It is a difficult first-timer project but I'm sure there are plenty of surf shops in Corona that could get it done for ya. They will know what material would be best to print on for their particular lay-up technique, and they can ussually airbrush some stuff in there for you as well. This will, of course, make your board heavier but if it is done correctly it will be minimal and I assume this would only be a show piece for your Toyota anyways :-) You might also sacrifice your hard edges as the fabric will have to wrap the edges or it will just peel up after a few uses. Hope that helps...
Old     (toyotafreak)      Join Date: Sep 2003       08-08-2004, 3:39 AM Reply   
This one is clearly souped up, but I do think a dude could paint or get the top of a board painted pretty cool. I'm not really into him, but Troy Lee used to do custom work for helmets and stuff for a reasonable price. Then again, if I walked into Trot Lee's shop with a board, he'd probably know how to attack and then preserve it.
Old     (cla17)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-08-2004, 8:40 PM Reply   
I was just pointing out that to get a crisp image like the GM stuff you would have to go through a bit of a process. Simple paint designs like on a surf board would be easy, you just have to clear over it a couple of times, and no sliders for painted surfaces...:-) What board are you using and what designs are you trying to get on it?
Old     (toyotafreak)      Join Date: Sep 2003       08-08-2004, 10:25 PM Reply   
Thanks Chris. Really just curious about it, and it was all sparked by the CWB Pure being such a clean slate. Wanted to just have my favorite logos on there looking OEM. Don't even have the board, but sometimes the brain just goes open loop, you know?
Old     (cla17)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-08-2004, 11:31 PM Reply   
Been there, the boat is almost finished. Made about 50 changes to the deck but we should be laying up the final mold in a couple of days. I'll let you know when we finally drop it some beautiful San Diego H2O...


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