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I havent seen a thread for this but if there is one forgive me

I recently bought a Sims Superlight 9" that was completely painted over while sanding down the paint most of the original Sims Superlight graphics was lost Does anybody have the ability to reproduce this for me  as I would love to restore back to original ( except for redone logo graphics)

Hope this thread will help everyone


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Good idea - Paging oldschoolphotog - post those K Beam resto pics in here.


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UPDATE....

It's been almost 20 years since I worked in a body shop, I forgot how fast bondo sets up. I have a million other things i need to get done, but I'm have fun with this little project.

Here's some updated photos from this morning:



I'm trying this Elmer's wood expoy on the nose instead of bondo. I have to wait 24 hrs before I can sand the stuff.



Mold for the tail:





Just needs "red lead" to fill in the air holes and sanding lines:



Start work on the nose this weekend.. Update soon.

I'll update later tonight...

Mark






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More updates;

Remember feather, feather, feather when you sand for a smooth finish. Just a rule my old boss taught me back in my body shop days.







And then an unexpected problem. You know that blue tape they sell in Home Depot, Lowes etc that claims it won't pull the paint off when to try to peel it off......... Well not so much:



Now I have to feather the tail section back and basically repaint the entire bottom of the deck. Oh Well..

Next up is the frisket masking of the lettering so I can begin to sand and primer the whole deck.

Mark



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Thanks, this will be very helpful.


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Nice job,  I love the smell of bondo in the morning

BTW, that blue tape works great, I think it has more to do with the age of the paint.
If you read the instructions on the blue tape I'm pretty sure it says

"Do Not Use on a 30 year old skateboard"



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OK.. Spending way too much time on this resto.. but loving every min of it.

Took me a while to mast off all the lettering with the frisket, but I finally got it done in about an hour.

Since the OG Kryptonics decks were finished with a textured bottom I decided to try some truck bed paint. A tough rubber type paint, but after it dried I took a rough scuffy pad and knocked the rough finish to match the OG finish as close as I could.



I'll let it dry over night and spray some semi-gloss black paint on the bottom and finish off the top with just a coat of semi-gloss black.



More photos tomorrow..

Mark

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The suspense is killing me, this is a rad project!
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So far, so good. Keep jamming !!!


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rad..........&................glad
to know you are using
organics and toxics together.......
the deck looks fucking great!
I have this old z-flex....................K
ps.....thanks.
.........this thread will become amazing over time.

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OK.. Spending way too much time on this resto.. but loving every min of it.

Took me a while to mast off all the lettering with the frisket, but I finally got it done in about an hour.

Since the OG Kryptonics decks were finished with a textured bottom I decided to try some truck bed paint. A tough rubber type paint, but after it dried I took a rough scuffy pad and knocked the rough finish to match the OG finish as close as I could.



I'll let it dry over night and spray some semi-gloss black paint on the bottom and finish off the top with just a coat of semi-gloss black.



More photos tomorrow..

Mark


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Yea.. old Z-Flex. A while back I bid on a pretty beat up Jay Adams (didn't win) and I started to research if it was possible to restore a deck like that. Lucky enough I live along the shore and plenty of boat repair places around.

Most of the boat repair places felt it could be done, but it wouldn't be easy. To try and rebuild a tail or nose would require building a crude mold out of wood. Then to mix the color to try and match the OG color would take some doing, but it would be possible.

If I would have won that deck I would have also reached out to a couple of Corvette owners to try and find the best Corvette fiberglass repair shop in the area. Ask some questions , get some answers. With the prices that some of these decks are going for now a days it just might be cheaper to get one in need of repair and try a resto on it.

I don't plan on selling this Salba anytime soon so if it comes out half as good as I think it will it was well worth the $ 625.00 I got it for on the Bay.

I will be trying to sell the Indys and the Kryptonic 63 CX's that came on the deck when I bought it to make up some of the money spend.


UPDATE later today.. Painting the deck today, should be finished by the weekend.

Mark




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And then an unexpected problem.


I was right where you are today Mark.......

....working on a similar project as yours not long ago. I too had an unexpected problem- with my paint.  I used 2 diff. types- both rattle cans.  I sprayed the second type over the first, (which I let it dry for a week!) and  within seconds it went into a nuke meltdown, and so did I.  Ended up with an unexpected and totally fucked up crackling effect.  Not what I wanted to happen.  No no noditty no.

It may be keen to do a little area first, and do a light light coat- Or better yet, somewhere not on your project. 

It looks kickass nonetheless. nice job.

A quick Q @ the K beam decks.  Is that center beam a veneer set perpendicular, or is a solid piece of wood?  Or some lunar carbon calcium kevlar stuff under there?

And someone hook me up with a yellow Z flex please. 



 

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You can put enamel over lacquer but not the reverse....


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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.



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Mark.....that is an AWESOME job!!! Thanks for the inspiration.


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