By the way good job on that board review in that magazine!!!!
Thanks Buddy, I'm glad people are noticing it (SBC Kiteboard magazine).
There are literally hundreds of different ways to finish your board, but this is how we do it:
After the hot-coats cure overnight, we block sand with 60 grit, then 120 grit, then spray the 1st coat of primer on (don't forget to mark the inserts before you spray )
You'll probably have a few pinholes to deal with, so fill them with laquer putty. Sand again with 240 grit, then re-prime it. After that, sand with 400 grit.
Then you can start the graphics and top coats.
Finishing takes almost as long as shaping and laminating -- take your time, use only high-quality paints, and you'll get professional results!
Oh yes, and whatever you do WEAR A PROPER RESPIRATOR! The paints are very toxic (isocyanates) and can kill you -- literally!