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DAM!!!!!! 
That came out soooo F-N Sick great resto

 this thread is going to help alot of people

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Beautiful resto work!

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OK.. Here's the unveiling of the bottom:









Remember it's not a full on resto. I left a couple of imperfections in the deck, I mean it's a full inch short due to nose & tail wear anyway. But I didn't want to go too crazy on it.

This afternoon will be the top paint job and after a few days of letting the bottom paint dry I'll wet sand it to get the high spots out of the clear coat.

Slowave7 that effect is caused by painting lacquer over enamel paint without a total prep job. Most times you need to strip the enamel paint off, or coats of a primer/sealer to avoid that happening. Also if there is any type of oils on the surface could have caused that to happen also. Prep-Sol is the best at cleaning off any oils off a surface in prepping for paint.




WOW that came out infuckinsane!!!!

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Taking a break from it today.

I should be able to get some paint on the top tomorrow. I'll post more photos over the weekend.

Question to the forum members;

Would you re-color the lettering or leave it alone? I have found colors that are a close match to the OG colors, but if I do repaint the lettering it has to be all the letters. The colors are not close enough to blend them, so it's all or none...

Mark

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Personally I think I'd leave the lettering alone.
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That's come out really nicely Mark......well done.


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UPDATE!!!!!! ALMOST FINISHED... Here's the mock up :











OK.. Thanks to Later-Rat for the 66CX's in Blue.. Just have enough wear on them so they match the deck. I couldn't find my OG EX Tracks (think I sold them with the Mickie Alba a few years back)

I have a airbrusher/sign painter that going to touch up the K for me. I had to do some spot work on the one rail forcing me to get into the graphic. Then it getting covered with the clear grip from SoCal. Can't afford $250.00 for OG grip tape and to tell ya the truth, what's the sense. It's not a total resto job, so it needs to be a bit off the mark on somethings.

I really wanted to do more on this. The one rail near the USA was delamed and someone just shot glue into the gap, but never clamped it down. This caused the lams to rise, and for me to fix it the right way I would have had to get into removing the USA graphic and getting someone to either make vinyl lettering to match or repaint it on there. I smoothed it out the best I could, but I had to leave it a little higher at the bottom of the S.


Hopefully I get that set of green 66's that are on the Bay and my grail will be complete.

More photos by mid week......

Thanks everyone for inspiring me through the whole process.

Mark

PS;   I have a set of blue 64 CX Kryptos that came with the deck if anyone's interested PM me. The Indy 131 trucks are SOLD!!!

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@Mark, GREAT FUCKIN" JOB on the resto!!!
Just curious as to why you went to such trouble on building up the nose and tail wear and did not finish it to spec length???


Don't get me wrong, not bustin' balls,truly great work, just wondering...


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Mark,  Youve inspired me to try to do some work on an old DT Alba deck.
 
Awesome work!!!!
 

 
Dont paint over the lettering



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Pimp.. Good question.

It's a full inch short, even if I split the difference I was going to be facing the fact that the K-Beams are not fully painted. The rails are natural wood, with that being said it would have been pretty hard to match the vertical lams in the beam that show at the nose and at the tail.

I could have just built it up with bondo and then just painted the whole deck, but I wanted to keep it true to the original.

Everything you seen done was done by hand, the only power tools I have are a drill and a sander. I have no table top routers,drum sanders etc. I wish I did I would have done a full on resto. Would have taken a while to do, but I think I could have done it the right way.

Being and ex-wood worker and ex body man that part of me wanted to do it the right way from jump street. But not having the proper tools, I felt that I would do it to the best of my abilities with the tools I have at home.

The next one will be perfect, if and when I can afford to get another project deck in the future.

It cost me $ 625.00 for the complete off the Bay and another $125.00 in supplies, $115.00 for the wheels. Total: $865.00.. Not bad, since the Ebay seller told me me bought the deck for $715.00 about a year or so ago.

If you have any ideas, feel free to let me know.

Kryptonics stickers, grip tape and the final touches next week.

MS

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Sweet, and almost true to The Woodwright's style

Turned out nice as hell

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That came out so killer it's almost unbelievable!
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Pimp.. Good question.

It's a full inch short, even if I split the difference I was going to be facing the fact that the K-Beams are not fully painted. The rails are natural wood, with that being said it would have been pretty hard to match the vertical lams in the beam that show at the nose and at the tail.

I could have just built it up with bondo and then just painted the whole deck, but I wanted to keep it true to the original.

Everything you seen done was done by hand, the only power tools I have are a drill and a sander. I have no table top routers,drum sanders etc. I wish I did I would have done a full on resto. Would have taken a while to do, but I think I could have done it the right way.

Being and ex-wood worker and ex body man that part of me wanted to do it the right way from jump street. But not having the proper tools, I felt that I would do it to the best of my abilities with the tools I have at home.

The next one will be perfect, if and when I can afford to get another project deck in the future.

It cost me $ 625.00 for the complete off the Bay and another $125.00 in supplies, $115.00 for the wheels. Total: $865.00.. Not bad, since the Ebay seller told me me bought the deck for $715.00 about a year or so ago.

If you have any ideas, feel free to let me know.

Kryptonics stickers, grip tape and the final touches next week.

MS




visible lams on edges...right...Can't say how great that this resto turned out!

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That looks AWESOME,great work Mark !!!!!!!
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IT'S FINALLY FINISHED:

First adding a new K decal..





New stickers on the bottom:



biggest disappointment THE GRIPTAPE!!!!!! I should have checked it out closer before applying to the deck. It not that clear and there is hardly any grit to it.. Oh well. If I find some that is better I'll strip this stuff off and reapply new grip.



Here she is all back together:



BEFORE:







Any comments and suggestions are always welcome..

Thanks
Mark


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