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What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby Bleary » Thu May 05, 2016 2:52 pm

Just brought a hybrid LB/cruiser/beer run set up. It's all good 'cept the graphics were shit so I've sanded it back to bare wood. Very nice it looks too now IMO - the deck's got some great 3D shapes like deep routed wheel wells and flairs - so what's best in terms of refinishing? I'm thinking some sort of coloured stain or yacht varnish to keep things subtle and show the wood (ooh, err missus :roll: ). Anything to recommend/avoid?

And while it's in bits, I was thinking of painting the trucks. Yeah, I know they'll get chipped to buggery but those red indies on Bad Brain's new Street Sicle look the dogs. Would sprayed smooth metal paint - hammerite - work?

BTW, I'm looking for something which is quick, easy and gives a half decent result. The sooner I can bolt it together again and get riding it, the better!
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby K-ROC » Thu May 05, 2016 3:32 pm

get some danish oil on the deck and dont bother painting the truck.
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby Bleary » Thu May 05, 2016 3:41 pm

I did think about an oil/wax finish for the deck as I've got a pot of this which gives a nice, not-too-shiny finish and smells great with all the VOCs :lol:

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I use this on my DIY longboard paddle pole and it's fine. Guessing though that once you've got an oil/wax finish you're stuck with it as it will seep into the wood?
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby Bleary » Thu May 05, 2016 3:57 pm

K-ROC wrote:get some danish oil on the deck and dont bother painting the truck.


Danish oil looks ideal, ta :) I'll get some later...
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby micke » Thu May 05, 2016 9:17 pm

I've painted trucks. Shit everytime... Wheels however is a different story
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby Bleary » Thu May 05, 2016 10:13 pm

8) Rit?
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby micke » Fri May 06, 2016 7:37 am

Yes. Gottabe RIT.

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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby Jimmycakes401 » Fri May 06, 2016 12:49 pm

RIT is an interesting idea. Hmmmmm...

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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby irishlostboy » Fri May 06, 2016 4:16 pm

wow, you can dye wheels? I am seriously tempted to dye my f4 wheels. Any known problems with doing this?
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby Bleary » Fri May 06, 2016 4:44 pm

Nope. Doesn't seem to affect the urethane and is easy and cheap to do using Rit dye. Not mine but you can get really creative - guessing these were done first with the light green, then a glue gun to 'mask off ' the random pattern, then dye dark green, then peel off the glue:

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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby Bleary » Fri May 06, 2016 4:53 pm

Wheel dye instructions here. It really is this simple http://www.skateboard-city.com/5am-skateboardss-wheel-dying-101.html
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby irishlostboy » Fri May 06, 2016 5:56 pm

sweet. I just want my f4 wheels to be solid black. I like things black. everything. always.
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby micke » Fri May 06, 2016 8:50 pm

irishlostboy wrote:wow, you can dye wheels? I am seriously tempted to dye my f4 wheels. Any known problems with doing this?

Nope (again). F4 works. Here is a black edition of mine.
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby micke » Fri May 06, 2016 8:54 pm

And you need no instructions really. Mix RIT in (boiling) water. Put in a container. Sink the wheels in. Let sit for 48 hours. Works also when the water cools down. Last mix I used for for sets of wheels (one set at a time) and a beenie.

Put a lid on the container. The water evaporizes otherwise.

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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby irishlostboy » Fri May 06, 2016 9:57 pm

Oh my! So sweet! Totally doing that. Those f4s are beyond sweet. Ordering dye for sure. Thanks
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby Jimmycakes401 » Fri May 06, 2016 10:48 pm

Wow. 48 hours?

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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby micke » Sat May 07, 2016 9:20 pm

Jimmycakes401 wrote:Wow. 48 hours?

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Yes seems sufficient.

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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby nevertooold » Sat May 07, 2016 9:57 pm

irishlostboy wrote:sweet. I just want my f4 wheels to be solid black. I like things black. everything. always.



Would love to get a black on black deck - could do wheels to match :idea:

Might try that on my zflex wheels first though
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby Bleary » Tue May 10, 2016 1:38 pm

K-ROC wrote:get some danish oil on the deck and dont bother painting the truck.


Danish oil gave a great finish on the deck. Dead easy to do too. It's now raining again so before I set it up I may dye the wheels too... :roll: :lol:
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby saltusnaut » Tue May 10, 2016 1:51 pm

In my experience half an hour is enough time for the dye to penetrate more than 4mm in to 99a F4's. Perhaps black dye takes longer than the green and blue I used.

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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby TonyB » Tue May 10, 2016 5:20 pm

I would have suggested sealing the deck with this:- Image
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby micke » Wed May 11, 2016 5:53 am

nevertooold wrote:
irishlostboy wrote:sweet. I just want my f4 wheels to be solid black. I like things black. everything. always.



Would love to get a black on black deck - could do wheels to match :idea:

Might try that on my zflex wheels first though

Formula four is easy to dye.

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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby micke » Wed May 11, 2016 5:55 am

saltusnaut wrote:In my experience half an hour is enough time for the dye to penetrate more than 4mm in to 99a F4's. Perhaps black dye takes longer than the green and blue I used.

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I always let them sit 48 h. 4 is prolly enough. Never tried. And never been in a four hour hurry.

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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby Bleary » Thu May 12, 2016 3:03 pm

All done. Added some wedged risers and harder bushings and jobs a good un:

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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby misterbleepy » Thu May 12, 2016 4:24 pm

Deck looks interesting size/shape - what is/was it?
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby Bleary » Thu May 12, 2016 4:58 pm

It's a Vault Squealer - 9 ply with rocker, big concave, a single kick and CNC wheel wells. 31.6” x 9.5" at the wide points, wb 19” – 21”. Scroll down here for more info https://www.silverfishlongboarding.com/forum/longboarding-skateboard-manufacturers/367718-vault-skate-thread.html
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby JadedOlive » Thu May 12, 2016 5:25 pm

If you want to color your trucks, powdercoating is probably the only way to go. It's MUCH more durable than regular paint, but not something you can do at home without the proper equipment.

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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby SDfuzz64 » Thu May 12, 2016 10:41 pm

I remember doing powder coating in metalwork lessons at school. As this was a comp in the '70s it was probably a 'low tech' method compared to the modern way. Wish I could remember how.
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby Brian S » Thu May 12, 2016 10:54 pm

I believe big Woody has access to someone who does powder coating as he had some trucks done fairly recently
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby misterbleepy » Thu May 12, 2016 11:01 pm

Bleary wrote:It's a Vault Squealer - 9 ply with rocker, big concave, a single kick and CNC wheel wells. 31.6” x 9.5" at the wide points, wb 19” – 21”. Scroll down here for more info https://www.silverfishlongboarding.com/forum/longboarding-skateboard-manufacturers/367718-vault-skate-thread.html

Thanks for that - looks interesting width and wheelbase wise
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby tamarmole » Thu May 19, 2016 10:30 pm

If your trucks are aluminium try anodising them. There are various lo tech ways of doing it for example:

http://astro.neutral.org/anodise5.shtml
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby Woody » Thu May 19, 2016 11:18 pm

Powder Coat 159 Indys
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby Brian S » Fri May 20, 2016 8:58 am

Woody wrote:Powder Coat 159 Indys


Wow you liked magnesium Trackers so much you just had to recreate them eh! :lol:
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby Woody » Fri May 20, 2016 9:20 am

Brian S wrote:
Woody wrote:Powder Coat 159 Indys


Wow you liked magnesium Trackers so much you just had to recreate them eh! :lol:

Thank fully not mine :-)
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby TonyB » Fri May 20, 2016 10:18 am

Yellow Powder Coat Indy's !

That's a Tracker colour......what sacrilege!
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby HarryR » Fri May 20, 2016 4:51 pm

They look great, how do you do it?
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby Woody » Fri May 20, 2016 5:13 pm

HarryR wrote:They look great, how do you do it?

I don't I take them to friend who Powder Coats for a living
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby Brian S » Sat May 21, 2016 9:39 pm

Woody wrote:
HarryR wrote:They look great, how do you do it?

I don't I take them to friend who Powder Coats for a living



What's the damage for a set of trucks doing?
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby Bleary » Tue May 24, 2016 7:31 pm

Must resist... :lol: Ok, so how much? Home anodizing seems to involve too much H2SO4...
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby Woody » Tue May 24, 2016 9:12 pm

Price seems to vary from £10 to £20
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby JadedOlive » Tue May 24, 2016 9:38 pm

It usually depends on the color, and whether or not an additional clear coat is required. If you aren't picky on color, just ask them to use whatever color they have locked and loaded at the moment, and most places will cut you a bit of a deal.

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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby irishlostboy » Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:42 am

tried to dye brand new spitfire f4 wheels and bones hardcore bushings black. turned out a mottled blue/green. put an old wheel in to test out the dye depth. when done I sawed the wheel in half. dye was not even 1mm deep. ok, so rit dye = fail for me. shame, cos f4 was a not too nasty off white to start with.
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Re: What paint - deck and trucks?

Postby Brian S » Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:04 am

irishlostboy wrote:tried to dye brand new spitfire f4 wheels and bones hardcore bushings black. turned out a mottled blue/green. put an old wheel in to test out the dye depth. when done I sawed the wheel in half. dye was not even 1mm deep. ok, so rit dye = fail for me. shame, cos f4 was a not too nasty off white to start with.



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