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Faux_Maux

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ok... i've tried twice now and failed horrendously... not sure if that's a word or if it's spelled right, but i'm getting tired of stripping paint... anyone have any tips?
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I've thought about tryin that one myself..Would love flourescent orange rails on my bigfoot reissue..Reissue or not i haven't had the balls to try it..Yet...
Pickle

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how about putting the deck on one of those spinning things, that go on a kitchen table. a lazy susan ??? slowly spin the deck and hold the spray can steady ? i've never done it, but i thought about it. good luck !
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Air Brush to control flow and spray pattern.

This is the top of a BFII done with an aibrush, its not perfect because it didn't need to be (the edge is covered by grip tape). It takes a steady hand to do it right but you could get the same results from a spray can.


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Barnett

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Airbrush is ideal, but it can be done with a regular can of spray paint, too. Practice on some scrap wood. The main thing is, keep the can 8" or 9" from the deck. You want a soft effect towards the center of the deck and a harder, more solid look towards the outer edge.Only use about 1/2 - 2/3 of the spray width ON the deck....let the rest over lap outside the deck, then do another pass the same way, only with even less spraying on the deck....this will give you a heavier outside edge and make your inner edge look softer. Try to do each side with one, smooth motion.....short choppy spray patterns will make things look clumpy and splotchy. Practice on some cardboard, cut to the shape of a deck.....after using one side, you can flip it over and practice again. 

Did that help, or is it too confusing? It's hard to type this sort of thing.

 

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Another way to get a clean result (even with a spray can) that requires less skill in the steady hand even-spray dept. is to lay the deck over a piece of cardboard,
put a couple of bolts or dowels through each truck location and cut it out using the decks edge as a guide.

Take a compass and mark a line an inch or so thinner than the cardboards edge and cut it out creating a smaller deck shaped template that will help you get a clean even result.

Place some long bolts or dowels through the deck and into the cardboard to lift the template 2"-3" above the deck and spray the decks perimeter.

Placing the cardboard higher off the deck increases the width of the transition from paint to wood.

It's best to keep the spray direction straight into (90°) the deck to keep things even.



Might want to practice on a piece of cardboard to get the result you are after.



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A lot more control with an air brush. Kind of like comparing a water pistol to a fire hose.
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Wes's production sprayed rail decks are screens! No thats control!
Faux_Maux

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some very good input... i have access to some pretty good spray equipment, but not an airbrush... guess i'll have to either use a regular spray gun and tweak the settings or go with a spray can and try some of the tips put forth here.... thanks dudes... and good job on your rails tony!

oh yeah... no screen printing either 
Barnett

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If you have access to decent stuff, you could use a touch up spray gun. I'm telling you, though....you can use a spray can and get decent results. The last deck that I did the rails on, I just used a spray can. I have an airbrush, but didn't feel like firing up the compressor, mixing the One Shot, spraying, then cleaning the airbrush. 

Here's the spray can deck....

 

On this one, I did a yellow layer, then the orange. The yellow wasn't needed, though....I was just screwing around.  

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Quote:
Originally posted by Barnett

I'm telling you, though....you can use a spray can and get decent results.


Anything is possible and they say only a poor craftsman blames his tools but keep in mind that Dan is a highly skilled artist in a variety of disciplines who has mastered the art of pinstriping which requires skill and finesse that most of us can't comprehend...just say'n...

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[video]http://[/video]
Towards the end but cool.

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CCKEN

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Not Dan's nor the Guy in the Watson's video first rodeo good advice practice on cardboard and then a trashed deck. Look how sweet Dan's spray can rails came out.
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I just put them on a milk crate & spray down, if Ya want it to be a wide spray, spray more across the board & for a short one spray more away from the board along the edge...



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I just put them on a milk crate & spray down, if Ya want it to be a wide spray, spray more across the board & for a short one spray more away from the board along the edge...




........sounds easy but DUDE......you're Wes fuckin' HUMPSTON! It IS easy for YOU!

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