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post #31 of 41
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.
post #32 of 41
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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?
Probably. Probably not. Post or PM some pics and I can suggest a few things. My first pair of homebuilts had ridges from a failed attempt at using corrugated cardboard as a breather material...
post #33 of 41
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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.
Whatcha plannin' Phil?
post #34 of 41
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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?
Ok dumpy, here's the deal. If these are the '08s, they're the laminate-capped brown ones, in which case it can still be done pretty easily. If you look farther up in this thread, I was talking about a plastic adhesive additive- you simply scuff the hell outta the laminate cap which is plastic (not sand through it) and then follow up with normal basecoat. The only real amount of sanding would be to smooth out the topmost layer a little bit, not to break through the laminate cap on the topsheet. Believe me, you don't want to put epoxy or resin in the cracks, it will lead to separation down the line when you flex the ski. If I can get my hands on them before you install the bindings, it would also make my job easier. Here's the quick 5-minute sketch I sent to Phil, and I guess you can have it if you like it since he doesn't want it. It's very rough, but you get the idea...


Now this is pretty rough, and the final design would obviously be much cleaner and more even and the background would be black, not white as I want to use prismatic color-changing paints for this project and they require a black basecoat. The green stripe would be a green/copper flip, and the red would be the red/gold flip. The reason I want to do this is because while the skis are flexing, the light angulation creates a brilliant effect switching colors, not to mention lift rides on a sunny day would be hypnotic to say the least. The ridges you speak of will actually improve the effect of the color change... I know, it sounds expensive but it isn't. I have most of the stuff I need already and since you would be the first guy to take the preverbial leap, I wouldn't charge you for labor, I just want a project (and I might have something to prove to myself ). PM me if you are interested in doing this or something like it- I would love to make this happen and show everyone what is possible when you have some imagination and know-how!
post #35 of 41
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Whatcha plannin' Phil?
He is planning to take over the world. Duh!
post #36 of 41
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Probably. Probably not. Post or PM some pics and I can suggest a few things. My first pair of homebuilts had ridges from a failed attempt at using corrugated cardboard as a breather material...
WHOA! Cardboard? I would love to collaborate with you on something... I think we could learn from each other! I love nothing more than working with people who have a desire to learn and work things out- I'm a DIY guy all the way! Dumpy's ridges don't need to be filled, just painted over. Think of the body lines of a car- the paint used compliments the contours and accentuates the shapes of the ski/car, not cover them. Once I had them in front of me, I would really be able to figure out what would work best and look the best.
post #37 of 41
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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
Yeah I was reading that thread and saw the process- very cool indeed. That first basecoat really does need to be on there good or everything is a waste... I love the use of the quilting rig- great idea for laying out the tape! Thanks for getting the ball rolling in my brain!
post #38 of 41
I'm thinking I like the sounds of this. The design wasn't quite what I had in mind (I do like it though), but the prismatic paint sounds money.

My skis are indeed the 08 brown Santiagos (Tramdock specials), what you said about the plastic adhesive makes sense.

They are not mounted yet and I have no plans to do so until after any cosmetic mods have been made, overspray into my bindings is the last thing I want.

PM with a rough estimate on what supplies will cost if you can.

Thanks.
post #39 of 41
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Still got all my stuff... Just need the black basecoat, the colors, and some pinstriping tape... Oh yeah, and the skis would probably help too...
post #40 of 41
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Bump for big things going down!
post #41 of 41
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Bump for big things going down!
Damn right! These are going to be sweet. Updated pics may be up soon.

I'm going to have a hard time keeping these from getting stolen. then again with all the Bears out there, the culprit will be caught!!
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