DoWork sent me a design concept that I thought was real sharp but am going to stay with my original idea. Ask him for it, I think it could be real sharp in the right colors.
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9/17/08 at 5:42am
Well I finally got my fresh canvas (new fugly skis) last night and am having second thoughts about doing this, or at least doing it myself. DoWork, if you're still in need of a prjoect, I may hit you up.
The top sheet has little ridges that run the entire vertical length of the ski. I think are used for the psuedo-holographic graphics. I know that no paint will stick to them with out some serious sanding, maybe to the point of inadvertently removing most of the top sheet.
Would spreading some type of resin/lacquer/epoxy over the ridges
to smooth out the surface adversely affect the characteristics of the ski? Would it even last?
Nope, I trash 'em all
No probs once I got it right. First time with the PEs I thought I had them thoroughly prepped but the first time I took tape off the paint came off really easy. I had to really scuff 'em up (way more than the other two).
Over the season the paint chipped away a bit on all the skis but not nearly as much as I thought they would
Ya know that quilting rig that I borrowed from my wife was so slick that the taping was way easier than I had imagined, so from my POV the taping was a breeze