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Paint for fins?

Postby windybrit » Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:28 am

My board is all black and the fins transparent, if I fall off (doesn't happen much) in anything more than small chop it can be a real biatch to find. I want to paint the fins and perhaps the handle with something highly visible..... marine paint seems to be something over $100 a gallon which seems a tad steep since I probably only need an espresso cup full.......... I know to clean and key up the surfaces to be painted, but I wonder if anyone else has used more readily available paints for something like this. The board is used mainly in fresh water.

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Re: Paint for fins?

Postby braveman » Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:30 am

go to a car bodeyshop and ask them kindly to spray some paint on the fins when they treat a red car.
If they are nice they will do it for free.

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Re: Paint for fins?

Postby Kamikuza » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:33 am

Didn't someone dye their fins to good effect?

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Re: Paint for fins?

Postby Zalex820 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:45 pm

I hate to soundlike a cheap ass but you can buy a gallon of the paint use an expresso cut of it and return it.. No one will ever miss it.

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Re: Paint for fins?

Postby s1buell_wl » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:57 pm

Put some of these on
Image

Issue solved.... Cheap too.

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Re: Paint for fins?

Postby flyingweasel » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:41 pm

The old rrd boards used to come with flourescent orange fins.
They were great. So easy to spot the board and since it inveriably ends up fins up.
I remember my board got washed away and was so easy to spot from a long way off. I could guess the distance but any other board would be lost. They instantly stood out.
A can of flourescent orange spray paint is surely what you are after and costs peanuts.

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Re: Paint for fins?

Postby dyyylan » Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:07 pm

Yeah why not get a $6 can of flouro orange spray paint?


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