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Nudayrisin

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Hand painting them is the most straightforward and least troublesome way for me to do it. I once did a Sims Taperkick using frisket film and spray paint but I ended up spending half the time scraping away paint bleed that had leaked under the frisket film.
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I had an extra set of Bahne trucks with an ugly mixed set of Cadillac Da Kine and Hang Ten wheels just sitting around.  Been looking for a halfway decent Bahne or Hang Ten deck for the trucks and wheels.  Finally found this beater which I thought had potential to clean up ok.  Downside is the 5 too many bolt holes in the back.  Apparently, the owner BITD moved the front truck up so he could do wheelies.  So, this deck has a little razor tail too.

Deck came with petrified rubbery grip on top, which left a really stubborn adhesive residue.  I applied some heat to remove the grip and thought it would come off cleaner, but it  did not.  So, off to the hardware store for Goof Off.  That stuff works pretty good, but you still have to rub.  And, definitely use it outside. It stinks.  It took care of the sticky adhesive, but still left the black residue.  So, out comes the heavy duty Magic Eraser.  Used the whole thing up, but still had a lot of residue.  Tried an SOS pad to try to speed things up.  Useless.  Back to the hardware store for more Magic Erasers.  Used up two more of those and all of my arm strength, but got pretty decent results.  I also used the Magic Eraser on the bottom of the deck with very light pressure, avoiding any rubbing over the graphics.  It made a big difference.  Took off all of the scuffs.

Before
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After
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Mock up with the trucks and wheels.
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I would like to fill the extra truck holes with resin, like Bondo.  Fiberglass restorer extraordinaire, Kram, suggested resin tinted with pigments to get a color match.  I have not worked with Bondo before, but willing to give it a try.  If anybody has tips on filling the truck holes, feel free to make suggestions.


Finally finished this one.  Filled the extra truck holes with JB Weld and tried to find a good paint match.  Color on the bottle looked spot on, as do the dried blobs of paint I had leftover, but applied paint (3 coats) just didn't look the same.  That's fine.  Good enough for this beater.  So, a bunch of stray, cast-off parts have found a home.  Not gonna be a rider I'm afraid.  I'm sure the wheels would disintegrate if I made any attempt to ride it.






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Not that purr-fect OG restoration like
that freak across the pond does hahahahahaha.

But YOU BROUGHT IT BACK TO LIFE!!!
Nice make over and 100% better....

Would black grip bring out any color and hide some
of the restoration hole plugs?

No need to reply,
keep on keeping on (joe dirt)
and keep on keeping on restoring our old toys or
every day rides as they were BITD!!!
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Nicely done, Chris!  [thumb]
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[sims10_joined_top_zpsdrnspuhp]  Here's the before/after of the top side. I'm 95% certain this is a Sims Superlight as it seems it was a used factory blank or something, no trace of the original logos and lettering. Well if it's not a Sims Superlight it is now.


 That's great work.......impressive. Tell you what . I have those two " project " Toft decks that I have in my listing. If you want to pay for the shipping they are yours . It would be nice to see them come back to life.

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Nudayrisin

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Interested. PM'd you.
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Nice restoration Chris!  
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Not that purr-fect OG restoration like
that freak across the pond does hahahahahaha.


Watch this space Paly. The freak has been busy! LOL! 
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Mark, what you do is restoration.  All I did was clean up and old board and set it up with odd parts.  I'm sure you could have done wonders with fiberglass repairs to these boards, but wouldn't really be worth the effort, I think.
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