Introduction: Working on My Mini Longboard
Heres what I used:
spray paint: two colors(blue and burgundy) and a clear coat
2 skateboard trucks
2 riser pads
4 old school longboard wheels
Skateboard deck (that i cut from an old trick deck)
White protection thingy
Bones Reds Bearings
Step 1: Spray Painting Part 1
what I did next was spray paint it. To do this i found a font i liked and made the letters of my name really big and printed it on card-stock paper. I then used a razor blade to cut it out and taped it together, then put it on my board. (note: you'll want to spray on the base color first and do a couple layers, then use your secondary color for your design) I spray painted a few layers then removed the stencil. As you can see in some of the pictures i got some extra paint on the blue area.
Step 2: Spray Painting Part 2
I then ran out of that shade of blue, so I had to switch to a different color, so i put tape exactly over the letters, then repainted
Step 3: Assembling Trucks
Then i carefully assembled the trucks
Step 4: Grip Taping
Next i applied the grip tape by:
Sticking it on very carefully as to not get air bubbles
Using a file to go around the edge of the board
Using a razor blade to cut off the excess
Ifollowed the guide here
Step 5: Assembling
Next i put the bearings in the wheels, and screwed my trucks and riser pads onto the deck
Step 6: Attaching Tail Guard
Next i attached the protective white thingy to protect the tail of my board when i put it down. First i pre-drilled through the deck and material, then i used a drill with a Philips and Flathead screw to screw it in.
I accidentally drilled in the wrong place so i put a little piece of extra grip tape over it.
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