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post #31 of 50
I too assume that any warranty would become void, that is why I pointed it out as something to consider (if you ever have an issue.)
post #32 of 50
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Originally Posted by Scott K View Post
I recently (in the last few months) read a mini-article on-line about painting over graphics. The short version of the article was:

1. remove all bindings/hardware
2. lightly sand the topsheets (they used 320 grit - I think)
3. wipedown with mineral spirits? I may be wrong here - wrong chemical.
4. Stuff q-tips in holes (remove cotton ends first) and cut off leaving 1/4" above topsheets
5. carefully tape over bottoms and edges with blue painters tape
6. thin coat of primer
7. two thin coats of color(s) you want with light sanding between coats
8. two thin coats of clear with light sanding between coats
9. replace hardware
10. adjust bingings

This is what I recall - I took interest because I was going to paint a winter camo pattern on my nephews new (hate to say it) snow board that came with "uncool" graphics. He glued pictures of girls over the board and sprayed clear over that instead. Can't blame him, although the ink did smudge a bit.

-Scott
Sounds really really nice - How will it end up looking and how much will it cost?

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Kasper
post #33 of 50
Really all you need is this helmet

post #34 of 50
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Originally Posted by GrooK View Post
Sounds really really nice - How will it end up looking
Depends on how much time and care you spend on it.

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and how much will it cost?

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Kasper
How much do fine carbide sandpaper, tack cloth, 0000 or superfine steel wool, 3-4 very fine bristle brushes, a pint of high-pigment UV-resistant polyurethane and a pint of clear very UV-resistant marine duty polyurethane cost where you are?
post #35 of 50
There are so many other great skis available. You should just demo and buy something else. You'll find something you like as much and probably even better.
post #36 of 50
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post
Depends on how much time and care you spend on it.

How much do fine carbide sandpaper, tack cloth, 0000 or superfine steel wool, 3-4 very fine bristle brushes, a pint of high-pigment UV-resistant polyurethane and a pint of clear very UV-resistant marine duty polyurethane cost where you are?
A lot I think It's because I just bought these skis on ebay and I'd like to do something fancy with them
post #37 of 50
I have a friend who paint all his toys flat black. You can always put more on if it scratches and no one will steal your stuff. I like the shiny red sports car look of my new 08 jet fuels. It's my mid life crises thing coming on no doubt. They are my first new skis ever and I'm a little worried that some one else might like them enough to steal them. In general I think most ski graphic suck.
post #38 of 50
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Originally Posted by PaulR View Post
The widest ski the technician had was a K2 ski called the Seth Viper I believe.
I really enjoyed this ski from a perspective of being on the snow and how easy it was to balance and turn. I was very put off by the graphics however. I like the skis but do not like the graphical images.
This may sound silly but is it possible if I were to purchase these that I could somehow cover or spraypaint over the graphics?
I was getting a few jeers from some of the younger crowd riding the lift such as 'nice skis pops' and such. Being a 57 year old greying man I will get too much negative attention riding on these I believe.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Okay, I'll chime in here. I think the ski that you are talking about is the K2 Seth Vicious. I'm 44 and just picked up a pair of last year's Seth in 169. Purple ski, helicopter's with tentacles, skulls, blah, blah, blah. Really immature stuff if you ask me. Still, I hear they ski well and work well in powder. So I bought them. And frankly, I am looking forward to the attention that I may get at my age with the graphics. FWIW, if I were your age, I would be spending my time writing a thank you letter to K2 instead of posting here...and I'm not a big K2 fan.
I'm not sure what you mean about the negative attention that you may receive. Skiing is suposed to be fun - every part of it. On the slopes, you not only ski down the hill, you wait in line, you take the lift up, you stop for a break, etc. It's all part of skiing and you need to enjoy all of the above. At 57, you probably think you know all that and you've probably done all that so many times it's not even interesting anymore. But now it could be.
So here's the deal, you could go buy a Volkl Mantra or some other graphically non-descript ski - I won't list them here, but you like the Seth. If you bought a fat, plain-jane ski, you might be asked about it occasionally on the lift by some gen-x person like myself. What would you say? "It floats well in powder" or "It handles the groomers" or "It can hold an edge" or "It's not too bad on ice". You could have ridden a lift 30 years ago and said the same things. BTW, with such a ski, snowboarders and park kids would ignore any attempts you made at conversation on the lift and you would ride up in silence - listening to their headphones.
So here's my suggestion:
Buy the Seth, and make the most of it. Show your children your new ski and say, "I can't wait to ski this ski. It's the bomb." Read up on Seth Morrison who designed the ski. Get online and try to figure out where the graphics came from and what they mean. Check out previous Seth skis and their graphics. Note that the older "Seth Pistols" logo looked like the "Sex Pistols" logo -an English punk rock band from the 70s. Learn that whole Index-Finger/Pinkie Finger or Index-Finger/ Thumb wave thing means. (I have no idea since I just received my Seths, but I'm working on it.)
Not only would you be buying skis, you would be buying an entirely new personality to share on the lifts and in the lodge. I think it could be a fun learning experience. Go with it!
Enjoy your entire re-introduction to skiing!
If none of this appeals to you, carefully cover them in duct tape for when you ski - there are colors other than silver available. Remove the duct tape at the end of each weekend to prevent adhesive from sticking to the ski. And never iron the ski with the duct tape attached.
It's your decision...
post #39 of 50
My kamasutra'a have naked women on them and i will need pasties to cover the breasts when i teach.

48 yrs old ,who really cares whats on your skiis..
post #40 of 50
i would look at the atomic metron or nomad line of skis. the are wide, stable and look pretty nice. they have many different types for different level skiers to
post #41 of 50
I've seen clear plastic designed to protect the skis finish, like mac-tac. I don't know how well it works, but I'm sure you could find some that was opaque.
Personally I would just ski them (the skis) as is, and be sure to call them (those who call me pop) "pup" in reply.
post #42 of 50

There i a much easier way to get a look that you want check out http://epicboardskins.com for under a $100 you can skin your board or ski with an easy apply vinyl.

 

It's durable, easy and cost effective. Check it out you can choose deigns from a catalogue, or upload a picture or graphics of your own and they will design it and make your skin, ship it right to your door with an application tool and instructions on how to install. They have even created an install video to watch on how to do it. For the price you could change them every year plus if you have good skis and want to protect them this is the way to do it. It's fully removable for up to 3 yrs with no adhesive residue.

 

post #43 of 50
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Originally Posted by Keith Plamondon View Post

There i a much easier way to get a look that you want check out http://epicboardskins.com for under a $100 you can skin your board or ski with an easy apply vinyl.


Interesting, but hard to believe the skin would not peel up/off over time.

 

Anyone actually have any experience with these?

 

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Originally Posted by MisterK View Post

You would not be the first person to paint over wild looking skis. Yes, you can spray paint 'em. I know because I almost painted over my k2 Public Enemies. I am an old fart too. In the end I decided to get a gold tooth instead. Now when someone makes a wise comment about the old guy on the wild lookin skis I just flash 'em a grin. The flash of the gold tooth matches the skis and completes the picture.

 

"With my New York brim, and my gold tooth display, nobody mess with me cause they know I got it made."

 

Yea, you bad.  ;-)

post #44 of 50

 



 

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Originally Posted by MattL View Post

There are so many other great skis available. You should just demo and buy something else. You'll find something you like as much and probably even better.



+1    I simply won't consider a ski with questionable graphics.  I don't mind loud graphics,  just not machine guns or naked ladies.  My 16 y.o. got Dynastar "Trouble" bindings for his new skis this year,  and we were surprised to see they have "Trucker" -style silhouettes of naked ladies emblazened on them.  I made him cover the graphics with permanent markers before his mom saw 'em!   eek.gif

 

AM.

 

post #45 of 50

Guys... 4 year old thread bumped by a 1-post-wonder shilling for themselves. I'm guessing when he says "they will design it and make..." the 'they' is really 'Him' and the mouse in his pocket.

post #46 of 50

I think on a forum, if a person has a business interest, they should say so straight away and no vagueness about it. it colors every post they make., so might as well know up front.

post #47 of 50

"he" should go to the upper right hand corner of this website and click on the "BECOME A SUPPORTER" button, pay your dues and plug away. Just kinda rude. if your product is good, why not promote it professionally and not like some kind of hack...

post #48 of 50

Im sorry some of you took offense to me expressing a company called http://epicboardskins.com on this forum was wrong?

 

Hey All I didn't know that showing all you guys that a company I'm involved in is around so you all could benefit from the ease of use and ability to get whatever you want for graphics on your ski tops was rude!. And no I am not the only one involved with the company, and we are in retail outlets in Canada! Just thought as I saw you were all trying to sand and pant etc your existing gear, that this company has a lot to offer for way less work and cost.

 

This product does work , i'm not making this up, This material they use on airplanes, boats, and transport trailers. So this has been tested!

 

Im Sorry to of offended some of you that was not my intent!

 

But please take some time to look at the website maybe you will change your mind!

 

 

 

 

 

post #49 of 50

we would like to see folks who use the site to market to pay the small amount and become part of the community. I am sure you have a great product but its rude to market on a site that lives by it's donations and fee's. The other supporters or insiders here have all paid money and invested time to help with the community. By all means, sign-up and play by the rules and I am sure you will realize some sales but the objections here are you hawking your stuff without signing up.   Get it?

post #50 of 50

A friend turned me on to this, for just $65 you can solve the problem with no spray paint!

http://www.skihide.com

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