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Repainting my skis

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
 hey i bought a used par of line invaders i believe they are the older model, and i want to repaint the bottoms of them, is this even possible? if so any advice i can do this without ruining my skis?
post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by snowbro View Post
 i want to repaint the bottoms of them, is this even possible?


No, it's not.
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
 even if i shave off the wax, sand off the wax, primer, paint and then put on a shiny coat of finish, then re-wax over?
post #4 of 13
no. partly because the wax is in the pores of the base material and you will never get it all out.

I have seen painted top sheets on K2 PE's which have something similar to base material on the top sheet .......
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
 do think i could bring it somewhere to have them paint the design i drew on it?
post #6 of 13
My somewhat educated answer would be that yes, it is possible.  But you wouldn't really want to ski on them afterward.

Now painting the top sheet is very different matter.
post #7 of 13
Snowbro, there is no way to paint a sintered base.  The patterns you see in bases are either laid into the bottom lamination and covered with clear base, or colored base material is CNC cut and inlaid with a pattern.   You can have your pattern custom manurfactured in a new pair of skis, but even then, most of that is done in topsheets.   Here is an article that might help you.  LINK
post #8 of 13
The best I've been able to do with clear, sintered bases is a sort of tie-dye effect, using aniline candle dyes.
post #9 of 13
The former owner of these skis in my garage painted both sides!

post #10 of 13
Are you sure it's paint?  When I was a kid I had skis like that with bare wooden bottoms. We would buy a little can of ebonite (what bowling balls are made of) that came with a brush built into the cap and paint it on the bottoms of the skis.  It would leave a fairly smooth and very hard black finish that we could then wax.
post #11 of 13
Maybe it is... It just looks like they were painting the barn green and decided to do their skis at the same time.
post #12 of 13
Ebonite the rubber?   Didn't the sulfur in that stuff eventually oxidize and make sulfuric acid?

*visualises Midwest Pete hopping out to the garage with wetted strips of blue litmus*
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by comprex View Post

Ebonite the rubber?   Didn't the sulfur in that stuff eventually oxidize and make sulfuric acid?

*visualises Midwest Pete hopping out to the garage with wetted strips of blue litmus*

 

Maybe that explains the toxic fumes in the garage!  I'm feeling a little dizzy...
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