Custom Skateboard Deck




I made this Custom skateboard deck for a friend and did the design and everything all myself. He had a basic idea of what he wanted and I did everything else.

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Step 1: Stencil

I started by looking at some triangle spirals and found the base image to start from and then drawed it out on to a skateboard stencil. I then had to cut out everywhere other than the blue lines to make the board possible.

Step 2: Start the Board

I started the board and sanded down the to board so that it would be good to be sprayed. I put a coat of primer on it and then another to make sure it was all covered and ready to be spray painted.

Step 3: First Colour and Prep

I sprayed the board a few thin coats black (to make sure it doesn't run) for its first main colour and then I waited for it to dry. I then layered it in masking tape so there were no gaps or air bubbles and put the stencil over it. I drew the stencil on the tape and made sure everything was perfect on the design so I could sell it and the customer (my friend) was happy with it. I then cut out all of the lines doing as little to no damage to the board.

Step 4: Second Colour and Finish

After all the tape was ready and I did the white spray paint. Again i did a few coats to make sure it was perfect. After waiting for it to dry, I carefully took off all the tape and looked to see how it was.

Finally, I put a coat of varnish on it to protect it from the elements and to give it a gloss finish.

Step 5: Conclusion

I think that this is a very good board and I know that the customer loves it and is very happy with it.

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    2 years ago

    Awesome deck!!


    3 years ago

    Aww man... It looks so nice... I couldn't skate that... Great project dude!


    4 years ago

    Really well done instructable. For a design like this though, instead of a stencil, I'd use fine line tape. You can find it at most stores with painting supplies, it's just very thin painter's tape. You'd go about painting mostly the same way, but start with the white coat, then fine line tape for the design, then black. The board turned out very nice though

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    Reply 4 years ago

    Yeah I used the masking tape for the design because at the time it was the best option to make sure that there were no irregularity's with the white and black.
    I did the black and white in that order because I thought that it would be the easiest way to do it with the thin white lines.

    Thank you for your advice :)


    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    I used an 8" new skateboard deck, masking tape and black and white spray paint and yacht varnish.


    4 years ago

    That's awesome. I feel like I would look at it and think, that's way to pretty to be scratched up skating.

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