Paint your skis ? - Page 3
Skiingblind - Yeah its awesome! We own an apartment out there. Been there the past 5 years every Jan and March :D I know what you mean about the instructors though. We sent a few girls to get 6 day lessons and they returned no better than to begin with mainly due to the fact that the instructors don't have a good progression technique. Spend all six days basically on the flat *roll eyes* So we took the girls up the mountain a bit and shown them some hills....basically teaches you to learn. Bit harsh but it works lol.
River-z - Cheers for the comment. Yeah get yours done....nothing wrong with a bit of flare! That bright orange of yours is crying out for some black strips :) Dukes of Hazzard 01 General Lee? HAHA!
Chrissyd234, very nice job! Those look very tidy.
Those are sweet, fosho. Kinda aurora borealisy.
Impressive! Bumpfreaq and Chrissyd234 are inspiring me to repaint my Twisters as I was considering that are a bit scratched up by now and doing something more elaborate. Easy to do as a dose of white primer puts it back at step 1. And still have a one ounce container of the strontium aluminate paint.
Started re-painting my above Twisters today I had painted last year and are now a bit scratched.
First used glass cleaner then rinsed off with water and dried.
Then spent about an hour masking off the edges, bases, and bindings.
Then layed down a Rustoleum white primer atop exposed areas of topskin and sidewall.
Will allow to dry a day or two before continuing. Am going to find a really bright red paint
for the narrow sidewalls I may brush paint. Still wondering about how to paint the top.
If the glass cleaner contains silicone like Windex...you won't get much adhesion.
Probably Ok since you sanded it.
Most painters won't let any product with silicone or teflon in their shop.
Fish eyes are a PIA.
Interesting tip thanks and will keep that in mind. Actually wasn't Windex but rather an old Windex bottle I had put a concentrated mix of near pure amonia mixed with distilled water for cleaning glass without residues.
Finished my repainting of the Twister 's (pic above). As noted above in the OP, had painted them last year then inspired by the thread decided to improve on my original work. One of the nice things about painting is a dose of white primer is all one needs to do to start a different creation. Although I considered some kind of pattern and shapes, in the end decided to repeat the similar theme I used on my left S7 's a couple months ago as I like the unique aqua fluorescing look.
Did not removed the old paint but rather just painted over with white primer. Second layed down a coat of light green strontium aluminate luminescent paint from my last 1 ounce bottle. Third a light combination of Ace blue Fluourescent GLO and Fluoresscent frog green spray paint. Fourth spray painted the sidewalls of these cap skis blue. And finally a good coat of Rustoleum Crystal Clear Enamel. Also after reading in another recent threat about the DryGuy BootGlove product, ordered a pair of those that nicely fitted snuggly over the left boot in the pic.
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Anyone out there know the typeface of the DYNAMIC VR17 on the left? I suck at most anything artistic, but can probably paint the top of a ski flat black and add yellow decals printed using the correct typeface off a computer (or paint the ski yellow, place vinyl lettering over the ski, paint the ski black and then peel off the lettering and logos). The idea is to turn a pair of 8 or 9 year-old Stockli into a vintage DYNAMIC VR 17. (I stole the image from an old Rossi Smash post)
I like this idea. Seems easier to me to make the lettering out of blue painter's tape than to figure what exact type face it is then have it made in vinyl.
Added some more stripes. Sorry about link...on my phone...won't let me upload pic
I just finished repainting 5 pairs of skis for a video gallery here in Denver. They took them out for a day on the park, and help up pretty well for how much they knock around the skis. I'll attach a few pics here and a link to see the rest. I'd love to keep doing it. it was a ton of fun. If you're interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The rest will be posted on facebook.com/sdennison.art.co soon!
Here's a link to see pictures throughout the whole process. As soon as we get the video up, I'll share that link too. Thanks!