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Anyone ever paint Railflex plates?

post #1 of 9
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I'm going to put some Railflex bindings on my wife's new powder skis so we can share them with friends/family. However, I could only find black plates and her skis are white (2011 Line Pandora) -- obviously, no big deal for me, but she will be much more pleased if the bindings go with her beautiful skis a little better. I was thinking of using some plastic paint to paint them white. Bad idea? Anyone done this before?

post #2 of 9

They are powder skis so hopefully you will never see what color they are. 

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

They are powder skis so hopefully you will never see what color they are. 


My feelings exactly, but I'm sure my wife won't see it that way.

post #4 of 9

Then buy new bindings. 

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Then buy new bindings. 


Do you know where I can buy white Railflex II plates? That would really simplify things.

If they aren't available, my question still stands regarding if anyone has tried painting them before and if it worked out.

post #6 of 9

Adhesion is the main challenge with painting plastic.

Sand area to be painted with a fine wet n' dry paper. not to course.

Use a plastic primer. #m make one but you should be able to get a spraycan of something at an auto shop.

while you are at the auto shop buy a spraycan of white auto paint as well.

If you don't prime, paint will come off before too long.

 

I haven't painted railflex plates specifically but I generally have to paint at least one pair of skis a year for hand me down purposes.

post #7 of 9

I painted a pair of Head lifter plates with the Krylon Fusion paint from grey to black and they held up OK,

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Originally Posted by TallSkinnyGuy View Post

I'm going to put some Railflex bindings on my wife's new powder skis so we can share them with friends/family. However, I could only find black plates and her skis are white (2011 Line Pandora) -- obviously, no big deal for me, but she will be much more pleased if the bindings go with her beautiful skis a little better. I was thinking of using some plastic paint to paint them white. Bad idea? Anyone done this before?



Are you kidding!  Please get over it!  Oh well, I guess you need to please your wife!  If she looks good, no one will look at her stuff anyway.  Besides who cares!  Those who do care are very shallow people.  Like my joke comment above!  One thing that really gets a lot of peoples attention is "Tall Skinny Guys!"

post #9 of 9

From one Tall Skinny Guy to another. Just Do it.

It keeps them happy for minimal effort. When my women are happy when they ski/board then I get to go skiing a lot more.

My daughter is currently in to green and my wife wanted a particular snowboard because of the graphics. No big deal.

 

they can't inderstand why I am always wanting more skis. Coveting stuff is human nature.

 

You may end up with some wear lines removing and replacing the bindings.

 

"those who do care are shallow" - are you serious? what sort of kit do you have? perhaps you are still getting around in your 1 piece from the 80's because you don't care what you look like. Fashion, colours. trends, graphics are all part an parcel of the ski industry and pretty much every other sports related industry that I can think of.

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