For this instructable, I'll be putting the finishing touches onto my GFs longboard skateboard.
Step 1: Materials
-60 grit sand paper
-Rag and brush
Sand your project; start with 60 grit and then a higher grit-count to smoothen out the surface. This can take a good hour or two. Then, inspect your work. If you're happy with the results, you're ready to stain!
Step 2: Masking
Step 3: Staining
Let it sit for about 3hrs (depending on the weather and humidity), and then remove your masking tape to assess your work. If you're happy, you're almost done!
Step 4: Protect It!
This stuff can be sprayed on, before letting it dry for 24hrs.
Here is the board prior to spraying it with Clear Satin Polyurethane :)
Step 5: After Polyurethane...
Note: I put a tiny Hatchet fin behind the rear truck just for fun. Shaped it onto scrap plywood, cut it out with a jigsaw, sanded to shape and smoothen it out, and screwed it in place with regular drywall screws. Looks cute :)
This board isn't meant to manual so it shouldn't* get damaged... But if it does, ill just make a plastic puck that's tall enough (with my final wheel combo) to clear the fin. The tail of the deck won't actually have any grip on it.